PRESS RELEASE: Reaction to Abu Hamza Verdict – Free Speech for Some but not All

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Islamic Human Rights Commission
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7th February 2006

PRESS RELEASE: Reaction to Abu Hamza Verdict – Free Speech for Some but not All

IHRC is saddened by the Abu Hamza verdict on a number of counts.

Notwithstanding Abu Hamza’s controversial character and views, it seems astounding that this week Nick Griffin and his co-defendant from the BNP walked free from court and Abu Hamza has been convicted.

IHRC Chair Massoud Shadjareh said:

“Notwithstanding Abu Hamza’s controversial character and views, it seems astounding that this week Nick Griffin and his co-defendant from the BNP walked free from court and Abu Hamza has been convicted.

“At a time when we are witnessing free speech mania directed at Muslims who have been told to put up with any insult, offence and abuse in the name of free speech, this verdict sends yet another signal that Muslims are not equal in the eyes of the law of this country.”

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