Grandmother killed by Muslim driver would be horrified that EDL ‘thugs’ used her picture in hate protest, say family.
THUGS? The same people who are trying to save Britain from these Muslim savages are considered thugs? Say goodbye Britain. You are committing national suicide.
UK DAILY MAIL –The family of a grandmother killed in a hit-and-run has slammed the English Defence League for using her image during a protest.
The face of Freda Holt was one of several that appeared on placards carried by 2,000 EDL protesters in Blackburn on Saturday. The 70-year-old died in November after she was struck by a car driven by unlicensed and uninsured Salim Chand.
Chand, 25, who fled the scene, was jailed for nine years in March after he admitted causing death by dangerous driving.
But Mrs Holt’s family are angry that the EDL used her picture without their permission – claiming it was highlighting hit-and-runs by Muslims. Her husband Ray told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph: ‘It would have been the very last thing Freda would have wanted. ‘She was all about live and let live. She would have been absolutely horrified.
‘As far as I am concerned he (Salim Chand) was an idiot driver. ‘It’s got nothing to do with him being a Muslim.’ Their eldest son Richard, 45, said his mother was a devout Catholic who would help anyone.
He added that all the family had wanted was justice ‘regardless of race, colour or creed’ and did not wish to be linked to the EDL in any way.
The EDL also used a photograph of Amy Houston, a 12-year-old girl who was knocked down and killed by a failed asylum seeker in 2003. Iraqi Kurd Aso Mohammed Ibrahim, 33, who was banned from driving at the time and fled the scene, was later jailed for four months.
But the case attracted headlines when an immigration judge ruled last year that he should be allowed to stay in the country because deportation would breach his human rights.