As we all know, the UK has devolved into a Soviet kleptocracy run by insane lunatics. In light of this fact, freedom of speech has been suppressed through the use of various “anti-hate” laws that make it a crime to offend anyone over anything.
For the crime of burning a book, a former veteran of the UK military was sentenced to 70 days in prison.
The BBC reports:
A former soldier has been sentenced to 70 days in prison for setting fire to a copy of Muslim holy book the Koran in the centre of Carlisle.
Andrew Ryan had previously admitted religiously aggravated harassment and theft of a Koran from a library.
The 32-year-old, of Summerhill, said he had been “shocked” watching a Muslim burning a poppy on Remembrance Day.
Shoppers and schoolchildren witnessed the burning, outside the old Town Hall, on 19 January.
Sitting at Carlisle Magistrates’ Court, District Judge Gerald Chalk described it as a case of “theatrical bigotry”.
You really have to hand it to the UK public, they will pay for anything.
Including paying to send one of their own military veterans to prison for 70 days over a burned book.