A post by Pat
Don’t have a dispute with a religious person (shhh! Muslim) if you’re standing in a line in Britain. Shamso Miah punched another bank customer twice when they argued over who was next in line. Miah wound up in court but the judge, Tony Blair’s wife, decided to suspend his prison sentence.
“You are a religious man and you know this is not acceptable behaviour.”
Miah went to the bank directly from a mosque.
An atheist group filed suit. I guess they would like to punch people once in awhile too.
Shamso Miah, 25, of Redbridge, east London, broke a man’s jaw following a row in a bank queue.
Sitting as a judge, Ms Booth – wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair – said she would suspend his sentence on the basis of his religious belief.
The National Secular Society claims her attitude was discriminatory and unjust.
Inner London Crown Court heard that Miah, 25, of Redbridge, east London, went into a bank in East Ham and became embroiled in a dispute with Mohammed Furcan about who was next in the queue.
Miah – who had just been to a mosque – punched Mr Furcan inside the bank, and again outside the building.
The National Secular Society has complained to the Office for Judicial Complaints, suggesting that Mrs Blair acted in an unjust and discriminatory way, and suggesting that she might have treated a non-religious person less leniently.
She might have treated people of other religions less leniently too. What do you think?