Libertarians believe all should be equal in the eyes of the law. That is to say if you break a law all factors involving gender, race, and religion should be entirely ignored. While governments around the world claim to subscribe to this fact, in truth they rarely act on it because doing so would be politically incorrect, politically inconvenient, or would grant arguments for political opponents to use in the next election cycle. Those who have read my site long enough know I have no problem with Islam, Christianity, Judaism, atheism, or any other religion or lack thereof. Knowing this you should know that this story would still disgust me whether the attackers were Muslim, Christian, or atheist:
The four women – three sisters and their cousin – were told the charge of actual bodily harm, which carries a maximum sentence of five years, against 22-year-old care worker Rhea Page would normally land them in custody.
However, the judge handed the women suspended sentences after hearing that they were not used to alcohol because their religion does not allow it.
Miss Page said Ambaro Maxamed, 24, Ayan Maxamed, 28, and Hibo Maxamed, 24, and their 28-year-old cousin Ifrah Nur screamed “Kill the white slag” while kicking her in the head as she lay motionless on the ground.
The support worker from Leicester was left “black and blue” with bruises and needed hospital treatment following the attack which came as she walked to a taxi rank with her boyfriend.
Sentencing, Judge Robert Brown said: “This was ugly and reflects very badly on all four of you. Those who knock someone to the floor and kick them in the head can expect to go inside, but I’m going to suspend the sentence.”
He said: “Although Miss Page’s partner used violence, it doesn’t justify their behaviour.
“They’re Somalian Muslims and alcohol or drugs isn’t something they’re used to.”
It looks like you can get away with beating somebody to the point of hospitalization in the United Kingdom (UK) so long as you are of a religion that detests the consumption of alcohol and have consumed some alcohol. I hereby declare a new religion, of which I’m a follower, called Odinism. Odinism does not support the consumption of alcohol in any way, it views such acts as being damnable. Now if I ever want to get into a fight with somebody in the UK all I need to do is drink a beer or two before starting the fight.
I’m just glad I live in a country where I can legally have a means of defending myself against four assailants.
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“The support worker from Leicester was left “black and blue” with bruises and needed hospital treatment following the attack which came as she walked to a taxi rank with her boyfriend.”
Where the hell was her boyfriend? I don’t care if it’s a bunch of drunk women, a gang of children, or some thugs – if someone attacks my wife, they’ll be going to the hospital.
That is a very good question. The only mention of any action by the boyfriend was this quick quip:
To what extent the boyfriend used violence is never expressed. It seems strange that the boyfriend would be entirely unscathed if he attempted to interviene yet if he were injured it should have been mentioned in the article. This seems like a rather important part of the puzzle and is omission is very odd.
It could be explained by saying that the UK has an interest in making sure that people don’t defend themselves. Don’t publicize instances of it happening, and people accept that violence is never the answer.
In short, the UK is just one big elementary school with a zero tolerance policy on violence.
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