Discriminatory Justice

24th Dec 2014

Can a British soldier become a terrorist? Apparently not if the case of Ryan McGee is anything to go by. He was arrested under the Terrorism Act in December 2013 after being detained in military custody while serving in Germany before being returned to Britain. Unlike Muslims, he was not subjected to pre-charge detention but was granted bail while police carried out further investigation.

It was a further three months before the then 19-year-old rifleman was charged with making an explosive device and possessing a document containing information likely to be useful to committing or preparing an act of terrorism. The explosive was a nail bomb using a glass jar with 181 metal screws as well as glass fragments, which officers found in a search of his home. The manual was the Anarchist Cookbook.

Hardly flimsy evidence at all when taken with his right-wing extremism views. But apparently not so according to the Crown Prosecution Service. It was seemingly “never McGee’s intention to use the device for any terrorist or violent purpose, and that he had no firm intention to activate the device.” He was just an “immature teenager.”

There could of course be no question of being considerate just because he was not a Muslim. The same has to be said when he was sentenced to just two years’ imprisonment after he pleaded guilty and if a Muslim is convicted with less evidence and not even having built a bomb they would carry a 20 to 30 years sentence. We are all equal in front of the law, aren’t we?

It remains to be seen how long neo-Nazi Neil Lewington, who actually stored bomb-making items in his bedroom, will serve in prison. He was given an indeterminate sentence in 2009 with a minimum of at least six years before the Parole Board can consider his release. He had planned to target Muslim families with tennis ball shrapnel bombs. He was arrested more by good fortune than as a result of a counter-terrorism investigation. Lewington was not arrested due to an intelligence-led operation. Police had found him drunk abusing a female conductor.

On December 11, a Muslim woman from Luton was sentenced to five years and three months for distributing terrorist related media on Facebook.

Such kind of discriminatory justice against the Muslim community needs to be changed immediately. Muslims should not be treated like second class citizens. All citizens should be treated equally before the law.

3 Responses to “Discriminatory Justice”

GenieDecember 24, 2014

Simply never ever think of justice for as long as you carry a Muslim name. Do not believe me ask an Irish Catholic.


Iftikhar AhmadDecember 27, 2014

Who started the first world war ?
#Muslims ?
Who started the second world war ?
Muslims ?
Who killed about 20 millions of Aborigines in #Australia ?
Muslims ??
Who sent the nuclear bombs of Hiroshima and #Nagasaki ?
Muslims ??
Who killed more than 100 millions of Indians in North America ?
Muslims ??
Who killed more than 50 millions of Indians in south America ?
Muslims ??
Who took about 180 millions of #African people as #slaves and 88% of them
died and was thrown in #Atlantic ocean ?
Muslims ??
Who is killing more then 20,000 Muslims in #Burma ?

Islamophobia is a disease that is worst than Ebola.


ThaliaJanuary 19, 2015

That shouldn’t have happened. Terrorism is terrorism muslim or not, when will they see that?


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