Muslim convert faces jail for threats against UK politician
Londoner Craig Wallace, 23, aka Muhammad Mujahid Islam, is to be sentenced at Willesden Magistrates Court on December 30 for threatening to drop a bomb on the home of Conservative Party MP Charlotte Leslie.
Wallace, recently pictured outside Parliament with a sign saying “I am a Muslim, do you trust me enough for a hug?” could be jailed for up to six months.
According to this report, Wallace converted to Islam while serving more than four years in jail for attempted robbery.
He later launched a Facebook vendetta against the MP for Bristol North West, above, saying he would:
Drop a bomb on her house.
He threatened to find Leslie and:
Show her what it’s like to murder innocents, you dirty pig fucking whore.
He wrote on a existing thread on The UK Truth Movement Facebook page:
I’m going to smash her windows and drop a bomb on her house when she is tucked up in bed, you dirty fucking pig shagging shit. By the way love you’re fucking hideous.
Wallace pleaded guilty to sending malicious communications to the MP just three weeks after being released from prison.
Prosecutor Sukhveer Kandola said:
The messages came to light when the complainant’s father saw the messages and then told the police.
Consequently he was arrested and interviewed. In the interview he said he thought it was a closed group and it was stupid, and he does regret the messages. He said he did it to vent his anger.
He said he was sorry for the comments and wanted to write a letter apologising to the victim.
Wallace has a string of previous convictions, including for threatening behaviour, violence and possession of knives.
His defence lawyer Abu Sayeed said Wallace had posted the messages after he had been out for two or three days protesting against British involvement in airstrikes against Syria:
He had very little sleep and had not taken his medication.
The court heard he had mental health issues and was taking:
Anti-psychotic medication for a personality disorder.
District Judge Mark Jabbit described the abuse as:
Vile and insulting [but] I do give you credit for your early plea and I do accept the expression of regret you made in your interview.
However what is clear the language and expressions you used about this MP, Ms Leslie who you have no knowledge of, on this Facebook forum went beyond any legitimate comment or protest on an extremely serious issue.
In another hate-speech case involving an unhinged religious loon, West Yorkshire great-grandmother Rose White, 68, above, was ordered to carry out 100 hours’ unpaid work and pay £510 in costs after she was found guilty of sending an anti-Islamic letter addressed to Mona Mohammed, headteacher at the Manchester Islamic High School for Girls.
After she saw photos of girls in burkas on the school’s website, White wrote:
I was saddened to see you enforce full Muslim dress and force pupils to accept the role of Satan.
Manchester Magistrates Court heard White also sent the school a religious tract called Is Allah Like You? This depicted a Muslim family with a cruel father who becomes kind after converting to Christianity.
White, of Halifax, insisted it was her “duty” to tell Muslims to convert to Christianity. She said Islamic schools would:
Have a nice future under Jesus and not Satan, or Mohammed, or whatever they call him.
Mohammed became “deeply alarmed” by the letter and called police, the court was told.
Judge Duncan Birrell told White, who sent 50 similar letters:
You crossed the line between freedom to express your opinions and causing harm to others.
Hat tip: BarrieJohn (White report)