Six men jailed for planning to bomb an English Defence League rally are challenging their jail terms, saying they were treated more harshly than non-Muslim extremists.Lawyers and leftards tend to think this way too, though in the case of the lawyers it's the legal aid money they'll get that's the driving factor, not the perceived injustice. Yet from my admittedly biased point of view the problem is that the cases they brought up as examples should have got more jail time, not they get comparable ones. These men are simply dangerous and should have been put down like dogs, it's not like those they opposed were planning to bomb mosques now were they?
The West Midlands men were jailed for between 18 and 20 years for plans related to the June 2012 rally, in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.
The men are Omar Khan, Jewel Uddin, Zohaib Ahmed, Mohammed Hasseen, Anzal Hussain and Mohammed Saud
They were sentenced in June last year.
Whilst I believe that people should be free to appeal once, after that it really should only be if new evidence is introduced, so I have no problem with these guys appealing, I do object to the 'but he got away with it' style objection they have come up with, pointing out that a Nazi bomber got less of a sentence than they did is not grounds for appeal in my eyes. Nor do their claims of dissimilar harsher treatment for muslims hold much ground, this blog and others are full of examples where muslims have received far lighter treatment and lesser charges for some violent and outrageous behaviour.
No doubt they'll be hoping for a pardon and a compo claim if they win, wouldn't be surprised if some out there believe they deserve it...