Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Five Brit Muslims Have Conviction Overturned


I think by now my feelings about jihadists and would be's are well enough known but I do have to go along with this decision. Simple possession of readable material should be no basis for being brought to trial, it must be up to the government to prove intent, after all this country is not America where the rue of law has been suspended and thought is a crime.

Well not yet.

The convictions of five young Muslim men jailed over extremist literature have been quashed by the Appeal Court.

Freeing the men, the Lord Chief Justice said there was no proof of terrorist intent. The lawyer for one said they had been jailed for a "thought crime".

A jury convicted the students in 2007 after hearing the men, of Bradford and Ilford, east London, became obsessed with jihadi websites and literature.

The Home Office said it would study the judgement carefully.more

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