3rd November 2010
You can listen to the full interview again on the BBC Radio 5 live website.
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.
“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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“All countries need a leader who isn’t afraid to fight terrorism. I believe Mr. Blair did a necessary job in helping his allies. Are we all just supposed to lie down and wait for them to come for us, I don’t think so.”
And – “Mr. Blair is one of the finest politicians to have had the privilege of serving the United Kingdom, and Britons are fortunate to have had him as their Prime Minister. Time will show that Mr. Blair’s approach to affairs in the Middle East were and remain correct. From a member of the Commonwealth, thank you, Mr. Blair, for your continued service to legitimate and lasting (and not convenient or politically expedient) freedom.”
AND – “Tony Blair was the greatest Prime Minister since Winston Churchill and the only regret I have he didn’t get my vote as I live in Canada.”
AND – “I am sick and tired of television and radio interviewers asking the same old questions over and over, regarding the decision to go to war in Iraq, presumably they hope Mr Blair will let slip some secret information which they would then use against him. History will show if the decision was the right one, (I believe it was) but people must accept that Tony Blair is an honourable man, and made his decision based on the known facts and not with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight.”
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