Does anyone have any other links about this? This is a free speech issue if everything is as it seems, but there's a chance we might not be getting the whole story here.
Police seeking man in Bradford for insulting Islam watch
- 01-02-2015 15:31
- 01-02-2015 15:39
(Original post by Skip_Snip)
- 01-02-2015 15:43
He didn't threaten anyone. He simply made derogatory comments about islam.
You don't need to threaten anyone to commit a public order offence.
- 01-02-2015 16:06
Link to West Yorkshire Police site which says nothing much: Caught On Camera | 13150012659
- Area : Bradford South
- Crime : Public Order
- Date : Thu. Jan 8.15
- Ref : BD223
This happened about 4 weeks ago!Last edited by Simes; 01-02-2015 at 16:07. Reason: Added "4 weeks ago"
(Original post by Lady Comstock)
- 01-02-2015 17:24
Yeah, but it's a higher threshold since they scrapped "insulting" from s5.
If he was threatening in his tone or abusive (profanities, crossing the line) then fair enough. However, if it was merely mocking a religion then I doubt any conviction would be compatible with the HRA 1998.
Maybe what he said comes under 'abusive'.
Maybe they just want to suggest that he refrains from walking up to Asian looking people and deciding to lecture them on the ills of, what he assumes is, their religion.
(Original post by JohnCrichton89)
- 01-02-2015 17:28
Police are looking for a man who made derogatory statements about Islam while on a bus in Bradford.
"POLICE wish to speak to this man (right) after derogatory comments about Islam were made on a bus.
The incident, described as a public order offence by police, allegedly happened on the 576 Halifax to Bradford bus, between 10pm and 10.20pm on Thursday, January 8.
The man is said to have got on the bus and sat directly behind an Asian man, before muttering his comments.
The suspect is described as white, aged 40 to 50, about 5ft 8ins tall, and was wearing a black woolly hat and black jacket that may have had a bit of red on it."
Edit; new link. http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.u... _slurs_on_bus/
- 01-02-2015 21:55
No surprise here.
- 01-02-2015 23:37
If the man was talking smack about Islam in an effort to provoke the Asian man or make him feel uncomfortable, I could understand the police wanting to have a talk. Nevertheless, I am strongly against the notion that anyone should face action by the law for voicing their opinions on religion. And we all know there's only one particular religion we don't appear to be able to criticize quite so freely.
Where are all the Muslims facing legal action for 'Public Order offenses' after voicing their hatred for Western society, might I ask?