by Grandpa1940 / Opinion Piece
The dead are not even cold, as they lie in the morgues, before the tributes to the gullible are being scattered around like buckshot. “ The organisers were present at Fishmongers’ Hall, and added: “Of course they [organisers] are absolutely devastated by what’s happened. “ as well as “”Jack lived his principles; he believed in redemption and rehabilitation, not revenge, and he always took the side of the underdog.”; and “Miss Jones, a volunteer with Learning Together from Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, was described as having a “great passion” for providing support to victims of crime by her family.” The headlines talk about two ‘Idealists’. I would prefer the alternate term, ‘Do-Gooders’
We are also told, in grave and saddened tones, that a vigil shall be held in remembrance of the dead and injured, as well as the brave public respondents. The ones who hosed the stupid bastard down before the police ramped up, shooting the scumbag in the head; DOING WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE EIGHT YEARS AGO!
The clowns who sat, posing in all their Liberal stupidity, in the Fishmongers’ Hall, were discussing prisoner rehabilitation schemes such as ‘Learning together’. Well, being blunt, I hope they have learnt something concrete about the gullible being led by the stupid; but I doubt it very, very much. Just concentrate, for a second, and ask yourselves why this murderous piece of garbage was sent to prison in the first place. He, along with his eight co-conspirators, were convicted of planning to set Pipe Bombs in or around the London Stock Exchange. The four would-be murderers from Stoke all did a ‘deal’ with the CPS and the Judge, whereby they were told what maximum sentence they would get if they pleaded guilty. Upon the ‘deal’ being made, the trial was halted, the jury dismissed, and the agreed sentences imposed. The ‘DEAL’ was done, and instead of a regular trial, where the ferocious intent of these murderous Muslims would have been brought out in open court, they were allowed to plead ‘guilty’, and the sentences were quietly imposed with virtually no publicity at all. However, the Judge, because Usman Khan was said to be more dangerous, his sentence was said to be ‘Indeterminate’. This meant that the total time of the sentence could be increased, if the prisoner showed no possibility of repentance.
Khan, along with Nazam Hussain and Mohammed Shahjahan, appealed against their sentences and had the indeterminate sentences dropped by the Court of Appeal in 2013.
Lord Justice Leveson found the original decision had “wrongly characterised” the three men as more dangerous than the other defendants.
In his judgment, he wrote: “Although we recognise that training terrorists in the use of firearms could only lead to potential loss of life… the fulfilment of that goal was further removed and there were other obstacles.” Mr Justice Leveson ruled the three men should have been given determinate extended sentences, finding that Shahjahan now had to serve 17 years and eight months and Khan and Hussain had to serve 16 years.
The nine men sentenced in February 2012 were sentenced under law from 2003, which said people given extended sentences would be released on licence at the midway point..This meant that Khan only had to physically spend eight years in prison, taking into account the 408 days he was behind bars before his trial. The law covering extended sentences was changed in December 2012, but Mr Justice Leveson used the previous law in the appeal as it was the one used at the original sentence.
Mr Justice Leveson, sitting with Mr Justice Mitting and Mr Justice Sweeney at the appeal, said: “There is an argument for concluding that anyone convicted of such an offence should be incentivised to demonstrate that he can safely be released; such a decision is then better left to the parole board for consideration proximate in time to the date when release becomes possible.”
However, he then decided that while the risk to the public was clear, the three Stoke defendants were no more dangerous than their co-defendants – who were then eligible for automatic release without involvement from the parole board.
So Khan went free after eight years, and he fooled the gullible Social Justice camp by even writing bloody poetry; but the single worse thing was to follow, HE HAD PERMISSION TO TRAVEL TO LONDON TO ATTEND THE FISHMONGERS’ HALL MEETING UNACCOMPANIED.
The rest is history. He tied one knife to his hand with tape, then armed with two knives, he began his murderous rampage against the very people who had so foolishly given him their trust. Fortunately, there were some individuals with bigger balls than normally issued; they tackled him, and forced him out of the meeting hall; trained fire extinguishers upon him, and held him until the police arrived. Upon sight of the fake ‘bomb-jacket’ he was wearing, the police took the only action possible: they shot the murderous bastard in the head.
But what should we, as a nation, learn from this atrocity? A few things, to my own mind.