As usual, plod has completely failed to understand the nature of hate crime. The British are a remarkably tolerant and accommodating people – the most tolerant, the most flexible and the least bigoted in all of Europe. We are also blessed in abundance with both a sense of humour and a bloody-minded attitude to the sort of blokes described over here as sitzen-pinkler, men who sit to wee in order to curry favour with women. None of which has prevented plod from jumping at every ambiguous word, any piss-taking comment, any barbed irony that has Islam as its subject.
Whilst plod has been devoting mega resources to tracking down cartoons of plum puddings that just might, to a drunk with a squint, resemble his holiness the bloody Prophet, his devotees and worshippers have been getting away with conspiracy to murder.
Anyone who calls me a kuffir is committing a hate crime. Anyone who thinks it's OK to lie to me, cheat me and steal from me because I'm a Christian is committing a hate crime. Anyone, like the loathsome babu Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani from Walthamstow, who encourages Mohammed worshippers to kill any kuffir who fails to treat the old kiddy-fiddler with reverence, is guilty not only of hate crime but of conspiracy to murder.
And where is plod? It really is time we took back local control of the Police.