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(UK) Judge To Firebomber: Being muslim Is Not An Excuse...

A fanatic who once paraded his baby in an 'I love al-Quaeda' hat was today jailed for firebombing the home of the publisher of a novel about Mohammed.

Ali Beheshti, 41, a follower of hate cleric Abu Hamza, poured diesel through the letterbox of the £2.5million house and set it alight to 'punish' owner Martin Rynja.

The attack came weeks before Mr Rynja's publishing company was due to release The Jewel of Medina, a fictional account of the Prophet's child bride.

Today a judge told the extremist and his two accomplices as she sentenced them each to four-and-a-half years: 'If you choose to live in this country, you live by its rules.'

Beheshti first made international headlines three years ago after he was photographed with his 18-month-old daughter, Farisa, who he had dressed in a pink bonnet celebrating al-Quaeda during a protest against Danish cartoons of Mohammed.

He also proudly described her to reporters as the youngest member of the terror network as he waved banners vowing to 'Massacre those who insult Islam' and promising 'Europe, your 9/11 will come!'

Beheshti, who has a previous conviction for the attempted murder of his own father, also set fire to his hands with petrol outside the U.S. embassy during the demonstration.

Last September, with accomplices Abrar Mirza, 23, and Abbas Taj, 30, he attacked the five storey home and office of Mr Rynja in Islington, North London.

Taj acted as the getaway driver as Beheshti and Mirza poured petrol diesel into the house and started a small blaze.

The building sustained minor fire damage but nobody was hurt after police and fire crews smashed down the door to put it out.

The arsonists were seized by armed police as they fled the scene in what officers described as an 'intelligence led operation.'

Today Andrew Hall QC, for Beheshti, said it was 'an act of protest born of the publication of a book felt by him and other Muslims to be disrespectful, provocative and offensive.'

Beheshti now considers his actions to be 'misguided, disproportionate and counter-productive,' the barrister added.

Sentencing, Mrs Justice Rafferty said: 'If you chose to live in this country, you live by its rules.

'There is no such thing as 'a la carte citizenship' and, in your case, there is no such thing as a la carte obedience to the law.'

He praised Mr Rynja as a 'principled man' who had exercised critical judgement on a literary work, and stood up to be counted, knowing that publishing it put him at risk.

'In an open society there has to be open access to literary works, regardless of fear,' the judge added.

The novel, by U.S. writer Sherry Jones, traces the life of child bride Aisha from her engagement at the age of six to the prophet's death.

It includes a description of the night they consummate their marriage which one American academic described as 'soft core pornography.'

Mr Rynja's publishing company, Gibson Square Books, bought the rights to the novel after Random House dropped plans to publish it, fearing it could 'incite acts of violence'.

Miss Jones said her book was respectful to Islam, and Mr Rynja said last October that he felt its publication was part of a liberal democracy.

Before his arrest Beheshti lived with his family in a smart semi detached house in Ilford, east London, where a 2007 Mitsubishi 4x4 sits on the drive. He described himself as a pilot on Farisa¹s birth certificate.

His wife, Hannah, 28, is the daughter of a sales consultant for an engineering firm who grew up in a smart home in a Bristol suburb.

Beheshti and Mirza, a mobile phone salesman of Walthamstow, North East London, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to recklessly damage property and endanger life.

Cab driver Taj of Forest Gate, East London was convicted of the same offence at Croydon Crown Court in May .

They were sentenced at the Royal Courts of Justice for administrative reasons.


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  • Being Muslime should make the sentence double.

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  • muslims are touchy when it comes to the story of their pedophile prophet...

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  • why do we keep pampering these cunts

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    • because you're not Iran and you have a real court system?

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    • if i did what he did in his country i would i would be brown bread ..i dont care one iota who lives in my country as long as they go by the law ..they should be deported no appeal

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    • who are you talking about deporting? convicted criminals, illegals, legals? what?

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    • well seeing the post is about hard line muslims its not that hard to work it out ..i have lots of mates who drive taxis in my town who are muslim and they hate these twats ..they are 15 min fame wankers who need to be made a show of....

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    • I thumb you "down" when you whine about being picked on or make irrelevant comparisons that invariably lead you to castigate your nemesis, which is pretty much ANY right leaning person, and... I thumb you "up" when you speak from impartiality and humanitarian logic.

      no conspiracy here... one account... one vote... conspirators with multiple accounts seems probably just more whining... maybe?

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  • Sentencing, Mrs Justice Rafferty said: 'If you chose to live in this country, you live by its rules.

    True but strange how some people can walk about with placards saying to kill people and NOT end up in court or even be charged.

    At least they were charged and sentenced this time!

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    • Yes but it took potential murder attempt to nail these filthy bacon eating pricks, these cnuts showed their true colours early on but still this pathetic justice system failed to prosecute for inciting violence.....fucking crazy.....lets dig a big hole and bury the fucking lot of em

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  • They are ugly maniacs

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  • It's strange how they all want to come to the UK, yet despise our society so much. Why don't they go to a Muslim country to live.

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  • I wanna shoot one in the face with a roman candle! That would be funny!

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  • Islam doesn't take criticism well......

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  • He should have been deported before this incident. Case closed! A lecherous leech,who doesn't warrent the "privilege" of immigration to G.B or the U.S. etc.
    Who and doesn't anyone Bitch about the Swiss Immigration Policies? But, Money speaks loudly.

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  • Dont get this the wrong way, but jail is only going to be a vacation for him and he will be coming out a fiercer hardliner.
    And a following of youths who want to be like him.

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  • It's them fucking Pakistanis, if you want to save the UK then get them the fuck out of there!

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  • They should be shot to back of head.

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  • HOLY SHIT ROFL!

    4 and a 1/2 Years? Are you fucking kidding me?

    Britain is a fucking joke can't wait till islam blows them up we don't need those snaggletooth fucks anymore.

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  • Jesus lots a cousins fooking in there familys.

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  • I have to say they are the ugliest guys I've ever seen. Must be the inbreeding they do.

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  • And for everyone, the thumbs system is juvenile. What this hell is this, a street cred system?

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    • here's the thing. and everyone who has been here for at least a little while knows it's true: if you support Republicans and bash Democrats you'll get a lot more thumb ups than thumb downs. if you're racist against black people and arabs but against racism committed against jews and white people you'll also get more thumb ups than thumb downs

      but if you lean in favor of Democrats over Republicans your street cred goes down, down, down. lol. and if you speak against all racism -- specifically th More..

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  • The judge was too soft on these terrorists. he should have made and example out of them and put them in jail for decades.

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  • Hate crime should someties be allowe.

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