Below is a press release from Liberty GB about the upcoming trial of Tim Burton in London.
- Tim Burton of Liberty GB faces trial on 27 March 2017 for satirical emails sent to Tell Mama Muslim organisation
- Charge of ‘Religiously Aggravated Harassment’ could put him in prison for two years
- Tell Mama Director, Fiyaz Mughal, is an adviser to Crown Prosecution Service, which decided to prosecute the case
- Tell Mama advises the police on ‘Islamophobia’, even though the organisation’s statistics were found to be fraudulent
On Monday 27 March 2017, one of the most important political show trials of the century is taking place at Southwark Crown Court in London.
Tim Burton, a member of the Executive Council of the political party Liberty GB, is being prosecuted for sending five satirical emails, employing mockery and ridicule, to Tell Mama UK, an organisation run by the prominent Muslim Fiyaz Mughal OBE.
Fiyaz Mughal has declared himself to be harassed and distressed by the satirical emails, sent by Mr Burton in response to a job advertisement for a caseworker on the Tell Mama website in April 2016.
At one point in the emails, Tim Burton referred to Mr Mughal as “the Mendacious, Grievance-Mongering Taqiyya-Artist-In-Chief of Tell Mama UK”. Taqiyya is part of the Islamic doctrine of deceit, divinely sanctioned in Islam’s ‘holy book’, the Quran — a doctrine that tells Muslims they may deceive non-Muslims if the goal is to advance the cause of Islam or to prevent the denigration of Islam in the eyes of non-Muslims.
The Metropolitan Police and Crown Prosecution Service complied with alacrity to Mr Mughal’s request to have Tim Burton charged and prosecuted for Religiously Aggravated Harassment — a charge which on conviction can result in a substantial fine or a long prison sentence.
Fiyaz Mughal sits on a panel that advises the Crown Prosecution Service on how to prosecute cases of so-called ‘Islamophobia’.
His organisation Tell Mama UK works closely with the Metropolitan Police to deal robustly with the wave of ‘Islamophobia’ that is supposedly sweeping the country and terrorising the Muslim community.
We venture to suggest that a non-Muslim making a comparable complaint about a Muslim would have been laughed out of the police station or the courtroom, at the very least told to stop wasting police time.
Fiyaz Mughal was called out by Andrew Gilligan of The Daily Telegraph in June 2013 for (allegedly) fraudulently manipulating so-called ‘hate crime’ figures of Tell Mama UK in the wake of the Lee Rigby murder in order to maintain his taxpayer-funded grant. Following this exposure, Tell Mama UK was investigated and temporarily had its funding withdrawn. Strangely, no charges of fraud were ever brought by the police or CPS.
Since then Tell Mama UK has had its funding quietly reinstated and is carrying on its activities much as before, with Fiyaz Mughal frequently hitting the headlines with stories on the mythical ‘Islamophobic’ backlash against the Muslim community following recent terrorist atrocities in Europe.
Liberty GB say the prosecution of Tim Burton embodies the double standard by which Muslims and non-Muslims are treated. We think it is time for a review into the preferential status that Islam currently enjoys under UK law.
Here is a link to the circumstances surrounding the trial.