UK Telegraph – Knowlson initially told police the stunt was a drunken joke but later admitted that he was fully aware of the offence his actions would cause. He pleaded guilty to causing racially or religiously aggravated harassment and could have been jailed for up to two years. (That’s right, let Muslim terrorists out of your jails but lock up a shoe stuffer who’s a Christian)
But he walked free from Bristol Crown Court with a suspended six-month prison sentence because he had returned to the mosque to apologise for his actions. (Wussie)
Sentencing, Her Honour Judge Carol Hagen said: ”It is difficult to imagine a more offensive incident. (Oh please, would you like to see some beheadings by Muslims?) ”Not only the fixing of meat to railings but aggravated, in my view, that members of the mosque were inside praying at the time.” (There would be no shoes outside if they weren’t praying, you moron)
The court heard that Knowlson, from Kingswood, Bristol, targeted the Al-Baseera mosque in the St Judes area of the city which is used by more than 2,000 Somali Muslims every week. He crept to the mosque from nearby Redwood House homeless shelter on January 9 this year – putting ham in footwear and on railings outside the building as worshippers prayed.
CCTV footage showed him returning to the shelter, where he was confronted by the mosque’s caretaker Abdi Djmaa. As Mr Djmaa returned to the mosque he heard shouts of ”the next visit will be harder”, ”bad meat” and ”girls” coming from the direction of the building.
David Hunter, prosecuting at Bristol Crown Court, said it had been a premeditated attack specifically targeted at the Muslim community. Ian Halliday, defending, said: ”This was a brutal, misconceived, drunken prank. He returned to the mosque and offered his apologies in person.”
Knowlson sat in tears as he was handed a six-month suspended sentence and 150 hours of unpaid work. (Oh Boo fricken hoo, he should have been laughing his head off)
After sentencing, Mubarak Mohamud, one of the three imams at the Al-Baseera mosque, claimed the inflammatory act had upset the Muslim community.(Awwwww, everything upsets the Muslim community, the religion of perpetual outrage.)
He said: ”There wasn’t anger, people were more upset and shocked.”We don’t eat pork and we are banned by our faith from eating it, as it makes us impure when we are going to our prayers. (Yes, you wouldn’t want to be impure when you are praying that all us infidels submit to your filthy faith) ”We don’t hate the man – we just suppose he doesn’t know us.’‘ (Oh, he knows you all right)