So why did Miah get off virtually scott-free? Because Booth/Blair said he was "a religious man". Now she's in trouble with the National Secular Society (NSS) who reported her to the Judicial Complaints Office. Terry Sanderson of the NSS said,
'We think this is discriminatory and unjust and we wish to make a formal complaint about it. We feel it's wrong that someone so high profile as Mrs Blair, and she is very high profile as a Catholic, should make such remarks in court.Apparently Miah had just attended prayers at the East Ham mosque when he got into a row with Mohammed Furcan over who was next in line. I guess that time in prayer didn't help much. Miah pummeled Furcan in the face and then made a run for it. Furcan followed him outside where Miah punched him again, this time breaking his jaw. At first Miah told police it was self-defence but those handy dandy CCTV videos proved otherwise.
'The man was incredibly violent and broke someone's jaw for no apparent reason.
'She said that he would have got a six month sentence but was suspending it because he was a religious man and would know he was doing wrong, which we feel implies that a non-religious person wouldn't know it was wrong.
'We strongly feel that this kind of consideration should not play any part in sentencing. The idea that someone who is religious gets a lighter sentence is outrageous.
'The indications are that people are losing their religion very fast in this country, so it would disadvantage many people if they were treated more harshly in court than people who go to church.'
He pleaded guilty, and Booth/Blair told him:
'I am going to suspend this sentence for the period of two years based on the fact you are a religious person and have not been in trouble before.
'You caused a mild fracture to the jaw of a member of the public standing in a queue at Lloyds Bank.
'You are a religious man and you know this is not acceptable behaviour.'
This man is in obvious need of some heavy duty anger management sessions, because obviously as devoutly religious as he might seem to be, going to a mosque does not a decent human being make. Look at all the radicals who attend mosque, they certainly haven't a clue what acceptable behaviour is.