LIFE – “minimum 15 years” for attempted murder of British MP Stephen Timms

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    3rd November 2010

    UPDATE: Listen to Stephen Timms’ interview (2 mins) today on Radio 5 Live

    You can listen to the full interview again on the BBC Radio 5 live website.

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    Roshonara Choudhry has been sentenced to LIFE – to serve a minimum of 15 years.

    For the attempted murder of MP Stephen Timms this woman, who does not belong in a free democratic country, has been given a “life” sentence.

    I’m pleasantly surprised. I expected no more than ten years, reduced by half for “good behaviour”.

    British judges have had a habit of disappointing us in their sentence leniency. “Life” in Britain seldom means “for life”, except in exceptional, high-profile, usually child murder cases, and even these have to be kept under constant review.

    The day we work out how we can deport these creatures born in Britain or not – those who attempt murder or incite it on free British citizens –  I’ll cheer even louder for the courts AND for the lawmaking politicians who enforce it by law.

    Clear ’em out – get ’em out.  Britain is NOT for her or for them.  Nor should our money be available to keep them inside our prisons, where they are likely to hone their jihadist skills even more.

    Guardian

    “The court heard that Choudhry smiled and pretended she was going to shake hands with her local MP Stephen Timms before plunging the knife twice into his stomach at his constituency surgery in east London on 14 May 2010. She was disarmed by the politician’s assistant and held by a security guard, and when arrested confessed to police that the stabbing was “punishment” and “to get revenge for the people of Iraq”, the Old Bailey heard. A list of other politicians was found in her possession and she had researched voting records on Iraq.

    A police source and those close to Roshonara Choudhry told the Guardian she was radicalised after watching internet sermons given by Anwar al-Awlaki, an Islamist cleric, now in Yemen, who the US suspects was the mastermind of several terrorist plots. Top of those is the attempt uncovered on Friday to send bombs on cargo travelling in planes, which sparked a worldwide terrorist alert.”

    And Michael White, one of the few balanced writers at The Guardian has this on the case and other influences.

    “What has this to do with unhappy Choudhry being tried in absentia at the Old Bailey? Probably not much; the political is usually personal in crucial ways, especially the weird and violent stuff. She won’t get martyrdom, if that was what she wanted. But she’ll have to go to jail. A waste of her young life – and our money.”

    Oh, by the way – I shouldn’t be giving the anti-free speech Guardian ANY space here, since they now moderate ALL my comments.  In other words I don’t get published there at all now.  They can’t cope with those of us who believe in democracy and who DON’T accept Muslim victimisation as a reason for attacking OUR people, MPs or ordinary citizens.

    The Guardian, be warned, is NOT for free thinkers.

    My previous post on this two-day trial:  Muslim woman guilty of stabbing Labour MP – “I was trying to kill him because he wanted to invade Iraq”

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    5 Responses to “LIFE – “minimum 15 years” for attempted murder of British MP Stephen Timms”

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      She was only 13 when Iraq invasion started so this radicalisation is evil in targetting young innocent minds

      • keeptonyblairforpm Says:

        I believe that part of the summing-up was that she had been only recently radicalised, and by the terrorist associated with the airplane bombs of last weekend. Well, he did a good job of it!

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