A 50-year-old man from Sussex, England, was just sentenced to 20 months in prison for posting his personal views about Muslims on Facebook. The Sussex police bragged about their accomplishment and warned others thinking about posting personal opinions that the police “will not tolerate this type of behavior and will act.”
The case against Nigel Pelham began in 2015 after police were tipped off to his “anti-Muslim commentary” online, which included “put a Muslim on top of a bonfire” and suggesting the UK launch a “bomb a Mosque day.” Pelham was charged with “eight counts of publishing threatening written material intending to stir up religious hatred against Muslims on dates between February 24 and November 16, 2015 on his own Facebook account,” according to a statement by Sussex Police. It is noted that the charge is so rare, they had to get approval from the attorney general.
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