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But was it a brown Range Rover?

By Mike Cunningham On July 16th, 2017

Akikul Islam, 25, was today handed the lengthy jail sentence after being found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm in May. He was found guilty of driving his Range Rover into a crowd of Muslims whom had been celebrating some Mossie festival or other.

 

As second and even ‘third’ thoughts enter my mind, replete as it is after a really pleasant Sunday lunch; I have to ask how it is that this little gem hasn’t been publicised before now. I mean, one drunken Welsh bloke drives a car into a crowd of Muslims, and there are six-inch high headlines across the nation; the Prime Minister calls up Cobra, and makes a speech stating that ‘Enough is Enough’, as well as ‘Extremism will never win!’. Then we have this bloke, driving his car into another bunch of Muslims, dealing out injuries to two men, and he ends up being reported in the Evening Standard Crime pages.

Could it be a simple case of colour? The white bloke got all the headlines: the brown Muslim bloke. similar charges; gets a fill-in piece in a give-away newspaper. Strange, very, very Strange!!!

 

4 Responses to “But was it a brown Range Rover?”

  1. He was found guilty of driving his Range Rover into a crowd of Muslims whom had been celebrating some Mossie festival or other.

    I suppose this is inevitable, when you mix drug dealers, and hypocrite’s together.

  2. As second and even ‘third’ thoughts enter my mind, replete as it is after a really pleasant Sunday lunch; I have to ask how it is that this little gem hasn’t been publicised before now

    Just because you were unaware of its publication before now doesn’t mean it wasn’t publicised Mike:

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3568264/eid-muslim-festival-london-man-mowed-crowd-range-rover-guilty-gbh/

    I’d say the difference in the attacks was context. One seemingly involved a fight while the other allegedly wanted to ‘kill all Muslims’ and drove a considerable distance in order to do it.

    There’s quite a difference in pre – determination and motivation that’s why one was charged with GBH and the other murder?

  3. Paul,

    Fair enough, but in my defence I must state that the Sun is not usually on my reading stand. Question of taste, to an extent!

  4. Neither mine Mike but a quick Google check before a definitive claim is always a good idea?

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