A man in the United Kingdom has avoided jail time on assault charges because the judge decided he should be let off because he was religious.
Shamso Miah attacked another man in a London bank after the two argued about who was next in line. Witnesses and CTV showed Miah attacking the other man both inside and outside the bank.
According to the BBC, Judge Cherie Booth, the wife of former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, told Miah that violence had to be taken seriously, but said she would suspend his prison sentence because he was a religious person. She helpfully added “You are a religious man and you know this is not acceptable behavior.”
Quite rightly the UK National Secular Society has complained to the appropriate Government body that the decision was unjust and discriminatory.