Mar. 27, 2018
- At Brooklands College in July 2017, Ahmed Hassan was awarded a prize as “student of the year”. He used the £20 Amazon voucher he received to purchase the first of the ingredients he needed to build his bomb.
- Mr Justice Haddon-Cave seems almost to suggest that “violating” the law of the Quran and Islam is an offense in itself — one worth noting alongside the crime of putting a bomb on a packed commuter train.
- That the judge’s pronouncement was superfluous is obvious. That it is incorrect is at least equally so. But worst is that it will further erode the belief of the citizenry in their lawmakers.