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British man faces 7 years in prison for threatening on Facebook to burn an Islamic State flag in front of mosque…

…while Muslims in the UK who actually do burn flags of the United States and Israel as well as British soldier remembrance poppies never face any charges.

A British man is facing seven years in prison for threatening to stand outside a mosque in Scotland and burn an Islamic State terrorist flag, in a Facebook post that was reported to police.


Breitbart (h/t Edward S) Kenneth Meek, 54, of Livingston, West Lothian in Scotland has been charged with one count of using threatening language and two counts of inciting racial hatred after he made a Facebook post last September.

It is alleged, reports the Scotsman, that Meek posted on Facebook about his intention to go to a mosque in his home-town during Friday prayers and burn the black battle-flag of the Islamic State outside in a protest against Islamic Extremism.

Police Scotland told Breitbart London that Meek was arrested on September 15th, which suggests his own social media post was related to the ‘Burn the ISIS Flag Challenge’ which was gaining traction at the time.

An article published in the Daily Mailonly a week before Meek’s arrest publicised the challenge, with pictures of people from around Britain and the world gathering to burn the ISIS flag.

In one photograph, which was captioned as having been taken in London, a large group of people stand around a burning flag in public:

Unlike others who took up the challenge and actually burnt ISIS flags rather than just talking about it on-line, Meek appears to have been singled out for special treatment by Police Scotland because a complaint was made to the force by someone who saw his social media postings. Further, a number of other groups have engaged in flag burnings in Scotland and England without facing repercussions.




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