- خبر من مصادر إنجليزية.
قررت الشرطة البريطانية معاقبة "أنطوني هولت" لقيامه بالإساءة لموظفة مسلمة محجبة تعمل بمكتب الهجرة؛ حيث رفض أن تتحقق من جواز سفره، وأعرب عن غضبه معلنًا رفضه عن رؤية أي مسلم في منصب سلطوي، مؤكدًا رغبته في رؤية البريطانيين فقط ولا يريد رؤية مظاهر الإسلام؛ مما دفع الموظفة للبكاء وتضامن معها زملاؤها ورفضوا خدمته وطلبوا له الشرطة.
وأثناء التحقيق أكد أنه يعتبر الإسلام خطرًا يهدد "بريطانيا" والبريطانيين، إلا أنه محاميه أكد تأثره بمقالات لأسقف "كانتربري" عن أوضاع النصرانية المأساوية مما دفعه لموقفه.
وقد فرضت عليه المحكمة غرامة مالية واتهمته بارتكاب جريمة إساءة عنصرية، ثم اعترف بندمه وأسفه للمرأة المسلمة على إيذائها. المصدر: شبكة الألوكة.
يرجى الإشارة إلى المصدر عند نقل الخبر – شبكة الألوكة.
Passenger refuses to be served by a Muslim at passport control
I don't want to be seen by that, Anthony Holt, 65 said of a Hijab wearing immigration official
A businessman was ordered to pay100 $ compensation and a 45 $ fine for a tirade of religious abuse at a Muslim immigration official waiting to check his passport.
Anthony Holt of Urmston, Greater Manchester, pleaded guilty to using religiously aggravated threatening words or behavior.
According to his lawyer, the 65-year old become wound up after reading an article in the Daily Mail about the victimisation of Christianity on a flight into Manchester.
When he landed at Manchester airport, the retired consultant refused to go through a desk where Sayima Mohammed, who wears the hijab, was on duty.
Holt said he did not want to be seen by any Muslim in a position of authority. I want to be seen by someone who's English. This is England. This is my country. I'm not into all this Islam.
As Mohammed burst into tears, her colleagues refused to check Holt's passport and ordered him to calm down.
When police arrived, Holt turned his attention to a police officer, saying: "That's Islam. I'm not going to that. This is my country."
During a police interview Holt claimed the abuse was not personal.
He said: The problem I have is with Islam as a whole. It's threat to the British population and the British way of life. I wanted to take a stand.
Trafford magistrates heard the outburst took place in front of a queue of witnesses, including children.
In a statement to police, Mohammed said she felt threatened, shocked and humiliated to be treated in that manner for no apparent reason.
Praveen Sethi, defending, said Holt had been reading an article in the Mail in which the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, spoke of the victimisation of Christians and Christianity.
"He took his frustrations out on the first person he saw. Mr Holt is a man of previous good character. He's not a racist nor against any religion what-so-ever, which makes it even more surprising he carried out this act," said Sethi.
Holt told magistrates his comments were not directed to Mohammed, but at the fact she was wearing the hijab.
He said: "I deeply regret it and deeply regret any offence or distress I caused the lady. Nothing I said was directed to her personally." Assistant Director of Border Force North West, Colin Brown, told The Muslim News that the Border Force will not tolerate this kind of behavior towards our staff and we will work with our partners in the police and other agencies to robustly tackle any incidents that involve this type of abuse.
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