Grant Gallagher was charged with ‘causing a disturbance’ outside a mosque in Livingston. He was heard shouting: “The soldier was innocent. He didn’t deserve to die – you terrorists killed him.” He angrily grabbed the gate with both hands and shook it, screaming ‘racist’ (What ‘race’ is Islam?) abuse.
Edinburgh News A man who launched into a ‘racist’ tirade outside a Scottish Mosque the morning after drummer Lee Rigby was hacked to death in London has escaped with a £150 ($250) fine. (Escaped? Why was he fined at all for telling the truth?)
Livingston Sheriff Court heard that a Muslim man who witnessed the bizarre behaviour stopped his car and wound down the window. A woman having a cigarette in her garden nearby also heard Gallagher’s 2am rant. They were so concerned that police were summoned.
Gallagher was detained and arrested some time later. He made no reply to caution and charge. Gallagher, 55, of Lime Grove, Livingston, pled guilty to behaving in a threatening and abusive manner on May 26 last year.
He admitted shouting and swearing and making ‘racist’ remarks during the incident, classed as a racially aggravated offense.