Skip to comments.Muslim jailed for killing British queen’s swan to break fast
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.
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