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Iraqi yob who spat on WWII hero's medals escapes jail ( England )
Daily Mail ^ | 25th February 2010

Posted on 02/27/2010 6:58:56 PM PST by george76

An Iraqi-born yob who spat on a World War II hero's medals on Remembrance Day yesterday escaped jail.

Serwan Abdullah, 23, targeted Timothy House while he was wearing his late grandfather’s honours after a commemorative parade.

Mr House, 44, who was recovering from a broken hip and was also looking after a 91-year-old wheelchair-bound veteran when the attack happened, said he was left ‘outraged and very angry’.

Abdullah showed no remorse and told officers he had done ‘nothing wrong’ adding: ‘F*** him and f*** his medals.’

The medals Mr House was wearing were awarded to former paratrooper Company Sgt Major Steadman who fought at Dunkirk and in North Africa.

During an illustrious career he was awarded an array of medals including the Palestine Medal, The Africa Star, The Italy Star and the 1939-1945 Star.

In a statement read at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court yesterday, Mr House said: ‘This is one of the most important days of the year for me because my grandfather fought in Word War II.

‘Since he died in 1991 I have always worn his medals for him. I have been attending Remembrance Day parades for as long as I can remember.’

Falklands veteran Chris Purcell, a parade martial with the Royal British Legion in Portsmouth, described Abdullah's actions as 'despicable’.

The 50-year-old former petty officer said: ‘To spit on the medals of a man who fought for our country is disgusting. It's a huge insult.

‘Everyone in this country should be able to wear their medals and the medals of their relatives with pride.’

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abdullah; house; iraq; iraqi; islam; medals; multiculturalism; religionofpeace; rop; serwanabdullah; trop; uk; yob; yout; youth; youths

1 posted on 02/27/2010 6:58:56 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

String the little bastard up.


2 posted on 02/27/2010 7:01:15 PM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: george76

Commonplace in the UK...

Coming soon to a USA near us......


3 posted on 02/27/2010 7:01:50 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Political Correctness Will Get Us All Killed)
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To: george76

He can spit on my medals, but first he needs to agree to some alone time with me... for a friendly history lesson of course.


4 posted on 02/27/2010 7:01:57 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: george76

Its time for another crusade


5 posted on 02/27/2010 7:02:38 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: John-Irish

yep , just shoot um . No mercy


6 posted on 02/27/2010 7:02:53 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: george76

Coming soon to a neighborhood near you, though I think it’ll have a somewhat different result for the Jihadi.


7 posted on 02/27/2010 7:03:07 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2 million for Sarah Palin, & it won't be from Gaza or Nigeria!!)
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To: John-Irish; george76

Nope.. stuff him in a barrel of Pig Fat.


8 posted on 02/27/2010 7:04:39 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

OK, then string him up.


9 posted on 02/27/2010 7:05:46 PM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: george76

If he spits on my ribbons or medals I’d eviscerate him.


10 posted on 02/27/2010 7:06:04 PM PST by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

It would be considered “assault with bodily fluids” or some such legalese in this country to dress it up for polite company ... and it is indefensible no matter what!


11 posted on 02/27/2010 7:06:16 PM PST by Ken522
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To: LeoWindhorse

It might be too late for the Brits to take their country back but they had better start trying.


12 posted on 02/27/2010 7:07:00 PM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: george76

Obviously this young man was just sharing his culture while these old fashioned, no doubt White, racist, war mongers tried to suppress his right of free speech./s


13 posted on 02/27/2010 7:07:28 PM PST by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: george76

Probably just ticked that his side didn’t win.


14 posted on 02/27/2010 7:09:18 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (LaYehudim haytah 'orah vesimchah; vesason viyqar.)
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To: george76

Hey Britain: Still feeling compassionate for those people that you want to import more of them?


15 posted on 02/27/2010 7:10:16 PM PST by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: george76
Islam is a religion of peace
Islam is a religion of peace

Multiculturalism is great
Multiculturalism is great

Just say it enough times and it might become true.

16 posted on 02/27/2010 7:16:10 PM PST by Falcon28
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Coming soon to a neighborhood near you, though I think it’ll have a somewhat different result for the Jihadi."

Acute lead poisoning?

17 posted on 02/27/2010 7:19:32 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: John-Irish

They do seem to be suffering from a deficiency of testosterone.


18 posted on 02/27/2010 7:25:20 PM PST by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: george76

Serwan Abdullah, 23,
********

Let me guess: A loving Christian? s/

Baby-boomers created this foolish world.

Ain’t diversity grand?


19 posted on 02/27/2010 7:32:56 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (Obama will sink as fast as he rose. Idolatry will not succeed. Be patient, folks...)
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To: John-Irish

It’s England. They don’t have the backbone to look at him cross-eyed.


20 posted on 02/27/2010 7:52:17 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Damn shame. To think that England was once “Great Britain’’ now it’s just....Britain. I couldn’t imagine myself at my age(53) having been born there and then having to grow up and with each passing decade watching as my country turned into something from the Mad Hatters Tea Party. I’d have gone crazy.


21 posted on 02/27/2010 8:15:18 PM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: RC one

For the life of me I don’t know what happened to the Brits. It’s pathetic to see. I think in my life time, maybe 10 years, 15 tops Canterbury Cathedral will become a mosque.


22 posted on 02/27/2010 8:17:17 PM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: george76

I got a problem with this cat wearing his DADs medals.

Put the medals in a case and carry them, you did not earn them...sorry that how it see it.

AS for the hadji, well, send him to the Tower....


23 posted on 02/27/2010 8:42:15 PM PST by ASOC (In case of attack, tune to 640 kilocycles or 1240 kilocycles on your AM dial.)
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To: george76

Is a yob like a yout???


24 posted on 02/27/2010 8:45:51 PM PST by crazydad (What)
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To: george76

There’s no England anymore.


25 posted on 02/27/2010 8:53:24 PM PST by PaleoBob
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To: george76
Did anybody actually read the artcle?

Magistrate Mr Chittenden ordered Abdullah, of Portsmouth, to pay £100 compensation to Mr House and £100 in court costs.

He said: ‘The offence you have been convicted of is particularly abhorrent to society.’

He didn't get jail but he didn't get away with it either.

How many citizen-to-citizen altercations in the US actually see people getting jail time for spitting at each other, especially if facts might be in dispute?

The Muzzie here is absolute scum on so many levels. He has priors. He said he was spit at first (no evidence spoken of in the article). It was clear he connected his spit with those esteemed medals. He was therefore fined in light of some very obvious evidence he'd done the deed.

Was the guy actually provoked by the wearer of the medals, or are we to simply assume the guy just walked right up to the man shouting and spitting? We will never know for sure.

At any rate let's get a better picture of the whole story by reading the whole story first.

FReegards!


26 posted on 02/27/2010 8:56:10 PM PST by Agamemnon (Intelligent Design is to evolution what the Swift Boat Vets were to the Kerry campaign)
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To: ASOC

Etiquette and protocol on wearing medals is different in the UK. Over here, those who earn the medals wear them on the left breast, if the recipient is dead, the next of kin or other close family member may wear them on the right.....


27 posted on 02/28/2010 1:58:52 AM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: driftdiver

A long time overdue.
Islam is a cancer on the world.


28 posted on 02/28/2010 3:58:43 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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