Police Remove Sectarian Muslim Hate Posters, But Still Not A ‘Hate Crime’

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British police have started confiscating Muslim sectarian hate literature — some of it calling for murder — but won’t charge those distributing and displaying it with a crime. Police in Glasgow were responding to the murder of Asad Shah, from the persecuted Ahmadi sect. They confiscated a hate posters targeting Ahmadis in a local shop, but insisted the no crime was committed. A police spokeswoman told Herald Scotland: “While no criminality was established, advice was provided that the content of the leaflet could cause offence to a section of our community. The leaflet was removed with the shopkeeper’s consent.” Two days ago, the UK’s most senior police officer vowed to protect the Muslim community generally after the killing of Mr. Shah. Critics on social media have pointed out, however, that it is hard to imagine death threats and religious intolerance of this type not being treated as crime if it were to come from any other section of society. Such posters and leaflets, denouncing Ahmadi Muslims as infidels and apostates and calling for “capital punishment” against them, have been a regular feature in Muslim shops, Mosques, public universities and streets for many years. Back in 2010 Channel 4 ran an extensive report on the phenomenon, shortly after a massacre