A Devout Christian who sent an Islamophobic letter to the headmistress of a top Muslim school claiming “all Muslims worship Satan” has been sentenced to a 12-month community order and ordered to pay £510 in costs.
Rose White, 68, sent letter to Manchester Islamic High School for Girls on May 13 saying: “I was saddened to see you enforce full Muslim dress and force pupils to accept the role of Satan.”
Accompanying the letter was a cartoon-strip titled, “Is Allah Like You?” showing a Muslim family with a cruel father who then becomes kind after turning to Christianity.
The letter said schools would “have a nice future under Jesus and not Satan or Mohammed or whatever they call him”.
Headteacher, Mona Mohammed, said she was “deeply alarmed” by the letter.
White claimed she became a Christian in 2014 following repeated callings from God and saw it as her “duty” to tell Muslims to convert to her religion.
At Manchester magistrates court she denied wrongdoing but was convicted of sending an indecent or grossly offensive letter and was ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.
Passing sentence Judge Duncan Birrell told her: “You are not allowed to conduct yourself in a way that causes other people harm. The court has already determined you have crossed the line between freedom to express your opinions and causing harm to others.”
Mohammed was shocked when she opened the letter to see it read: ‘Muslims worship Satan in the guise of Allah.’
Prosecutor Subhanur Chowdhury said: “She was frightened about what would happen next. She looked through the post on her desk and among it was a letter containing three pages typed and a printed booklet, “Is Allah like you?”
She read the letter and was shocked to see the content was Islamophobic. It stated all Muslims were doomed to die and that Muslims worship Satan in the guise of Allah.
“The school was not specifically targeted, she had just seen it on a list on the internet and was trying to convert them to Christianity. She is not remorseful about sending the letters and feels it is her duty. She stated she would be sending further letters.”
White said she had done nothing wrong, adding that she spent most of her money on sending Bibles to Muslim countries.