Friday, May 27, 2011
Muslim gang batter and slash School teacher because he taught RE: his crime, gang did not approve of a non-Muslim teacher giving lessons on religion
We have been told that multiculturalism has failed by various political leaders in Britain and beyond.
David Cameron recently voiced that opinion to much outcry.
Gary Smith was an ‘able, enthusiastic and popular’ religious education teacher who loved his job at an inner-city girls’ school.
However a gang of Islamic extremists decided his lessons for Muslim girls were ‘mocking Islam’ and they unleashed a sickening attack slashing his face and battering him with such force that his own mother didn’t even recognise him.
So, what crime did he commit to be singled out for such an attack?
Akmol Hussain, Sheikh Rashid, Azad Hussein and Simon Alam did not approve of a non-Muslim teacher giving lessons on religion to Hussain’s niece.
So for ten-minutes they carried an attack, smashing him over the head with a concrete block, using an iron rod on him and slashed his face from the corner of his mouth to his right ear with a Stanley knife.
In between they punched and kicked him in the stomach, head and face, before driving away ‘praising Allah.’
Gary Smith was left covered in blood and unconscious with a fractured skull and shattered jaw.
However unknown to them following suspicions of a terrorist plot, the security services had planted a bug in their car that recorded them snarling:
“This is the dog we want to hit, to strike, to kill.”
And from there, they ended up in Court, Snaresbrook Crown Court to be precise were the gang received 19 years behind bars for grievous bodily harm with intent.
Judge John Hand QC told them:
“If you think that people around you in society present an insult or threat to God then you will not hesitate in attacking again.”
MI5 considered the gang such a threat to national security that they asked the Home Secretary for permission to plant a covert recording device in Hussain’s car.
But it wasn’t until detectives listened to the tapes after the assault in July last year that they were arrested.
The bug picked up Hussain plotting the attack outside Central Foundation Girls’ School in Bow, East London.
“He’s mocking Islam and he’s putting doubts in people’s minds. How can somebody take a job to teach Islam when they’re not even a Muslim themselves?”
Hussain told the others as they donned gloves and black bandanas:
“Does everyone remember the drill? One time, bang, bang, bang, bang”.
After carrying out the act, jumped into their car to flee the scene while boasting about how much damage they had done.
Hussain could be heard saying:
“Praise to Allah. I turned and hit him on the face with the rod and he went flying and fell on his stomach.”
Prosecutor Sarah Whitehouse said:
“He was targeted as the victim of this attack quite simply because of his position as head of religious studies at the school.”
Gary Smith did not regain consciousness for two days.
He underwent emergency surgery to treat bleeding on the brain, leg injuries and nerve damage.
He also had three operations to repair his face.
His mother, Heather, 75, said:
“His injuries were so bad I didn’t recognise him. It was a horrific and evil attack”.
Mr Smith said:
“They were all armed with knives. I tried to defend myself and run away but they all jumped me and that’s the last thing I remember”.
The judge said:
“He enjoyed living in Tower Hamlets where he had lived alone for a number of years, but now is anxious about being alone and has gone back to live with his mother. He lives in constant fear of being attacked again. He forgets about meetings and students’ names, something he never did before the attack.”
The four gang members appeared at court wearing traditional Islamic robes. Their wives and mothers dressed, in full burkas, wept as they were sentenced after pleading guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
The defendants claimed they had heard rumours that the teacher raped a girl at the school, but this was unfounded.
Hussain and Hussein were given an indeterminate sentence but told they would serve a minimum of five years. Alam was told he would remain in a Young Offenders’ Institute for at least five years, before being released on a five-year licence.
Rashid was told he would be eligible for release after four years, when he too would be subjected to a five year licence.
A fifth man, Badruzzuha Uddin, 24, a mechanic who admitted helping the thugs by hiding blood-stained clothing, was jailed for two years.
Alam, who was born in Germany, faces deportation.
They should have 15 years each, the sentences are obviously too light in my opinion and their ‘excuse’ that they had heard rumours that the teacher raped a girl at the school is pathetic.
It is people like this that fuel hatred in this country and give the BNP credibility.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University