Sunday, 20 September 2009
Christian hotel owners hauled before court after defending their beliefs in discussion with Muslim guest!
A Christian couple have been charged with a criminal offence after taking part in what they regarded as a reasonable discussion about religion with guests at their hotel.
Ben and Sharon Vogelenzang were arrested after a Muslim woman complained to police that she had been offended by their comments.
They have been charged under public order laws with using ‘threatening, abusive or insulting words’ that were ‘religiously aggravated’.
It is understood that they suggested that Mohammed, the founder of Islam, was a warlord and that traditional Muslim dress for women was a form of bondage.
They deny, however, that their comments were threatening and argue that they had every right to defend and explain their beliefs.
The Bounty House Hotel in Liverpool
Mrs Vogelenzang, 54, who has run the Bounty House Hotel near Aintree racecourse in Liverpool with her husband Ben, 53, for six years, said: ‘Nothing like this has happened to us before. We are completely shocked.’
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1214666/Christian-hotel-owners-hauled-court-defending-beliefs-discussion-Muslim-guest.html#ixzz0RgQNvXRY
This is an absolute disgrace and a further attack upon Free Speech and Democracy lead by the ever more political police on Merseyside. Merseyside Police are now getting renowned for persecuting people who do not fit in with the mainstream view of issues.
We feel that calling Mohammed a warlord is pretty polite, I would view him more as a genocidal nutter who had a disgusting liking for sex with children (Aisha -married at 6 and consummated at 9).
Maybe Merseyside police may want to educate themselves at: http://bibleprobe.com/muhammad.htm
As for this court case who hope it is thrown out and the harshest criticism is given towards Merseyside police and who ever brought this case is sacked.
Merseyside Nationalists may actually do a bit of investigating ourselves.