And when that Independent article was written, just two Muslims had been charged with stirring up ‘hatred’ for handing out leaflets outside a mosque suggesting that gay people should be executed. Razwan Javed, 30, and Kabir Ahmed, 27, were accused of handing out a leaflet entitled ‘The Death Penalty?’, which called for the execution of homosexuals.
Today, the two have become five, with Ahjaz Ali, 41, Umer Javed, 37 and Mehboob Hassain, 44, also now accused of distributing threatening material.
The leaflets were apparently distributed outside mosques in Derby city centre in July 2010, and also reportedly posted through letter boxes in the city.
The Attorney General, Dominic Grieve QC MP, is allowing this prosecution to proceed.
Perhaps we have reached the long-foreseen moment at which ‘Muslim rights’ meet ‘gay rights’ in the battle for supremacy.
It will be interesting how the Crown prosecutes this matter. The willingness of the authorities in the UK to backpedal on the application of the rule of law in largely Muslim areas is no secret. But the LGBT community has an existential threat on its hands it cannot ignore, and their ability to apply their considerable political skills to counteract multiculturalist accommodation will make a difference here.