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Posted on 11/22/2006 3:55:53 PM PST by voletti
LONDON: A Muslim man who was so hungry while fasting during Ramazan that he killed a swan to eat was jailed for two months at a court in Britain on Wednesday. Shamsu Mian (52) killed the mute swan at a boating pond in Llandudno on September 25 only the second day of fasting in Britain. All mute swans in Britain belong to the sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II, a historical quirk dating from the 12th century. When challenged by police, Mian said, I am a Muslim, I am fasting, I needed to eat. Llandudno Magistrates Court heard that Mian had blood on his shirt and white feathers in his beard. Prosecutor Jim Neary said, When interviewed he said, I was hungry, I had to eat the swan so I killed it, I stabbed it. I did nothing wrong, it was just a bird, I needed to eat. The officers told him the swan was the property of the queen and he replied, I hate the queen, I hate this country. Judge Andrew Shaw told Mian, You killed a swan at night. It was a cruel and reprehensible act. I dont know how it died; there seems to be some speculation that you bit it, but I accept you killed it with a knife. It is a taboo act and the only sentence I can pass is one of imprisonment. Miah had pleaded guilty to intentionally killing a wild bird and possessing a bladed article. AFP
Wouldn't this comment of his be of a greater cause for concern?
I hate the queen, I hate this country
Someone forcing him to stay there?
Here's hoping that the Queen and the British people regain their sense of identity, their sense of history, and their sense of porportion, and, developing a sentiment mutual to the MoHamHeads, act accordingly.
I think the appropriate sentence in this case is.... banishment!
let him kill and eat some of Iran's mute swans!
This story is hilariously absurd on so many levels.
It some how missed me how eating unclean raw swan is fasting
Maybe he hates the queen and is waiting for Prince Chaz to take over. Aren't Prince C. and his critter closet Muslims? (I think I read the somewhere -- maybe here.)
Swan, it's the other white meat.
No other Schwans around?
Is this for real? Not from the Onion?
...blood on his shirt and white feathers in his
He ate it raw???
Lynn might disagree with you there. ;^)
Did any Londoners notice the population of stray dogs taking a precipitous decline during that same period? Could just be a coincidence ...
Back in the days when kings were kings, for poaching the king's game that muslim would have lost HIS head!;)
The killing of a swan by a muslim is more threatening to the British than the fact this mohammedan echoed the voices of most of his brethren when he declared in court to a judge that he hates the Queen and hates England. How utterly absurd that the British don't mind having their lives and civilization threatened by mohammedans as much as they are troubled about the welfare of their swans.
Let us recognize brother Shamsu Mian, a member-in-good-standing of Savages "R" Us since 1954...
"I am a Muslim, I am peaceloving, I needed to blow something up."
"Swan, it's the other white meat."
My first thought was, was he really going to eat a swan? A SWAN?
Don't they have grocery stores there with food in them?
"I was fasting, I needed to eat"
When you're fasting, aren't you suppose to not eat?
Apparently raw swan doesn't count.
Too many insane aspects of this story to touch on any one.
The guy's nuts.
#19. Apparently, he was cheating on his fast.
Must be one of those Al Sharpton/Cindy Sheehan type fasts.
"You call that fasting! That's not fasting! I'll show you how to fast. You really gotta tighten your belt."
I think Ramadan fasting is only between sunrise and sunset or something like that, so you can only eat during the short period in between. Maybe, and I'm just speculating here, the fasting period was going to begin again soon and he wanted to get something to eat during the "grace period" but couldn't make it the store or whatever. Are their 24 hour grocery stores in Britain. That's just my hypothesis. Anyway, what better way to arrest someone with a 7th century mentality than with a 12th century law?
"#19. Apparently, he was cheating on his fast."
Yes, BUT A SWAN? Couldn't he slip into a grocery and buy a chicken?
I'm thinking that even if I wasn't the most pious muslim I would just slink across town and grab some fish and chips. Killing and cooking a swan is a lot of work.
Sounds to me like he is really dissatisfied with being Muslim, and is taking it out on the queen.
"and he wanted to get something to eat during the "grace period" but couldn't make it the store or whatever."
Muslims aren't allowed to have refrigerators either?
When interviewed he said, I was hungry, I had to eat the swan so I killed it, I stabbed it. I did nothing wrong, it was just a bird, I needed to eat.
are all mooslims this stupid?
"Killing and cooking a swan is a lot of work."
Someone that has never dressed a bird or seen it done, have no idea. Scalding and plucking takes awhile.
Killing and cooking a swan is a lot of work.
Robin Hood poached the King's deer. He wasn't caught right away, but when he was it was not a fun time. Do not poach the King's property.
#25. He tried to cheat stealthily and cost free but got caught. Remember if it were you or I, we'd be grilled over the coals for something like this, but apparently muslims like EnemacRATS (democRATS) can get away with anything. You know, ....the double standard. Two months, stating he hated the Queen, hated England....Hell....send him to Iran so he can cheat on his fast by killing and eating Aji's mute swans. hehehe.
Believe it, I chuckled a lot with a little sarcsm in writing this particular post.
Reminds me of an old saying;
" 'Tis said that swans sing before they die
"Twere no bad thing that some men die before they sing"
Give me some ol' time 19th century British rule and colonial civility..........hurry.....there is no time to lose.
"Shamsu Mian (52) killed the mute swan at a boating pond.."
The swan is now mute for sure.
I was sure it was the Onion....
"Swan upping" is the annual ceremonial census of royal swans:
Leave the country then, you filthy f---er!!!
But he had had feathers in his beard, so maybe he didn't bother to pluck it.
LOL- didn't Saddam pull one of those fasts too- from breakfast to lunch?
Old-time-Catholics-during-Lent would eat these guys for lunch when it comes to fasting.
I hate the queen, I hate this country
Of course he runs the country as he sees fit.
Perhaps he's following Cindy al Sheehan's method of fasting.
one really interesting aspect of this article is that a Pakistani newspaper would spell the holiday "Ramizan".
I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry over this article.Laugh because I can picture this idiot with blood drippin out of the corners of his mouth and a beard full of feathers.Cry because there's supposed to be a billion of these losers in the world !!!
I can do that. OH, I don't mean eating raw unclean swan. I just mean I can wait 4 hours between servings!
"But he had had feathers in his beard, so maybe he didn't bother to pluck it. susie"
That mental image is too damn funny. A muslim, with feathers in his beard, from eating a dead royal swan. LOL A SWAN!
Worst fast ever.
Maybe while in prison - someone will take umbrage to his comments and turn this muslim into a Queen for the Stay!
LOL, I've never heard of anyone eating ice cream during a fast!