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Tohseef Shah, Emdadur Choudhury, Poppy Burners And EDL Mosque Vandals

by | 31st, October 2011

AN email doing the rounds claims two men have been sentenced to six months choky for daubing a big red poppy on the side of the Portsmouth Jami Mosque:

In May 2010 Tohseef Shah spray painted a British War Memorial with “Islam will dominate Osama” he was fined £50 & walked free from court.

In November 2010, Emdadur Choudhury burned a Poppy during the 2mins silence. He too was given a fine, £50 and walked free from court.

Last week in a Portsmouth Court, 2 men were sentenced to 6 months in prison for painting a Poppy on a mosque.

Pass this on if you think its a f*ck*n disgrace !!

It’s a highly selective missive. It does not mention, for instance, this episode from September 2011:

John White, 63, walked free from court after the chairman of the mosque wrote a letter to court, begging for leniency. White was caught on CCTV carrying out the attacks in South Shields in January, Newcastle Crown Court heard. On January 2, the bacon was placed outside the Jam-E-Masjid mosque, in Baring Street, South Shields, which has about 200 regular worshippers. Throughout the month, meat was repeatedly left outside the mosque and a member’s home in Coston Drive, South Shields, was also targeted, with bacon even being stuck to the front door of the mosque.

Of the three examples posted, we can find no report of anyone being charged for vandalising the Portsmouth mosque. But in Darlington, two men have been jailed:

TWO former English Defence League (EDL) members daubed “racially offensive” material on a mosque and two Asian-run businesses in revenge for the burning of poppies by an extreme Islamic group. Steven James Vasey, 32, and 24-year-old Anthony Donald Smith were yesterday jailed for a year for their attack, which followed incidents at a war memorial in Luton on Armistice Day last November.

Days later, on the eve of the Muslim Eid festival to mark the end of Ramadan, the masked men, along with an accomplice, climbed a fence after dark at the Nasir Mosque, in Brougham Street,Hartlepool. The initials EDL and NEI – North-East Infidels – as well as the words “no surrender”, the cross of St George and figures of red poppies, were sprayed before two figures were seen fleeing the premises.

Chris Baker, prosecuting at Durham Crown Court, said a taxi seen in the area at the time was similar to a vehicle spotted later in Potto Street, Shotton Colliery, County Durham, where an upstairs window at the Milco convenience store was put out with a brick.

Similar graffiti to that sprayed at the mosque was daubed at both the shop and the nearby Albert Guest House, in Front Street, both run by an Asian businessman.

Mr Baker told the court: “There’s a certain irony in that the targeted store was selling poppies at the time.”

As for  Tohseef Shag: he was given a two-year conditional discharge and an ordered to pay the council £500 compensation after admitting causing criminal damage. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs.

Choudhury must pay a £15 victim surcharge on top of his £50 fine.

That email is economical with the truth…


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