Tell Mama’s “mendacious grievance-mongering taqqiya artist” Fiyaz Mughal has been whining to the press after Tim Burton being acquitted of of racially aggravated harassment over a tweet aimed at Mughal. For once common sense prevailed over the stupidity of political correctness and trumped up charges. Mughal has used his TellMama platform as a money making scheme receiving over £750,000 of taxpayers money and as a way to silence any critics of Islam.
Mughul and his friends at West Midlands police tried and failed to outlaw using the word taqiyya and make any negative opinion of Muslims such as calling one a scumbag made a hate crime. Hilariously Fiyaz Mughal is still trying to portray himself as the victim. Its laughable that he provided evidence via video link claiming he feared for his safety by attending in person!
Get a grip Fiyaz Mughal, you were not a rape victim nor testifying against a gangster. It was a tweet, man up and stop the lying and sympathy seeking…..its getting boring now.
Radio host cleared over ‘scumbag’ tweet jibe to Musilm campaigner
Presenter Tim Burton is acquitted of racially aggravated harassment over tweet to Muslim campaigner
A radio presenter has been cleared of racially aggravated harassment charges over a tweet he posted about a decorated Muslim campaigner.
Tim Burton, from the newly formed far right political party Liberty GB, accused Fiyaz Mughal OBE of being a “mendacious grievance-mongering taqqiya artist”.
In Islam Taqqiya is a form of religious dispensation allowing a Muslim to commit otherwise illegal or blasphemous acts while they are at risk of significant persecution.
Mr Burton, aged 61, also called Mr Mughal a “scumbag”.
Mr Burton uploaded his insults following claims that Mr Mughal, who runs Tell Mama UK which monitors anti-Muslim attacks, had exaggerated such attacks after the death of drummer Lee Rigby.
Mr Burton, a computer consultant, was cleared of the charges at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court.
He said: “This was an historic decision. I have no regrets.
“I consider this organisation (Tell Mama) was publicly funded on false premises. The tweets were rude and sarcastic, but I do think this was a victory for free speech.”
The day long trial heard evidence from Dutch scholar Hans Jansen, a taqiyya expert.
But Mr Mughal, aged 42, who gave evidence during the trial by video link, said: “A green light has been given for this man to use this terminology in the future.
“A Muslim scumbag was what I was called, and the court has effectively allowed that. What does that say to Muslims in Birmingham?”
Mr Burton stressed: “I am not racist, absolutely not. Islam is not a race. I am not Islamophobic. Phobia is an irrational fear of something.”
The trial judge decided Mr Burton had a right to free expression and felt the tweets did not constitute harassment.
He did, however, urge Mr Burton to consider moderating his language in future.
It’s a ruling that has angered Mr Mughal. He added: “This man is an ideologue in relation to his thinking about Muslims. This was a very important case because it was based on anti-Muslim rhetoric.
“No one should be targeted like this – that is all I’m saying. We should get on with each other.”
The Liberty GB mission statement reveals what the party believes to be the “most important issues of our time” – namely “mass immigration from the Third World, the steady rise of fundamentalist Islam and the hijacking of traditional British culture and institutions by well-organised left-wing progressives”.
One of their candidates for the European elections was arrested last week after making a speech quoting from a book written by Winston Churchill in 1899 about Islam.
Police detained Paul Weston, chairman, on suspicion of religious or racial harassment last weekend after a member of the public complained. He was released on bail.
The government did not renew its grant to Tell Mama after the group failed to identify that much of a rise in Islamophobic incidents reported to it following the death of Lee Rigby referred to activity that took place only online.
Mr Mughal was targeted by hardline Muslims earlier this month after he invited gay rights champion Peter Tatchell to be a patron of Tell Mama.