Hookem Calls For Deportation of Man Who Wanted To ‘Kill All English’
UKIP MEP Mike Hookem (pictured above) described as ‘ridiculous’ the decision not to deport an illegal immigrant who burst into an English church before threatening to kill ‘all the English’. Iraqi Zana Hussan had been living in the UK illegally since 2008 but had boasted about how much he ‘hated the English’ before he burst into a Methodist church during Sunday service. After being arrested by police following the disruption he shouted – ‘I will fucking kill you and kill all the English ****s’. Hookem said –
‘Do we really need this sort of person in our country? Families will have been attending church and in the current climate would be absolutely terrified by this man rushing in making threats.
‘He caused terror and distress so of course there should have been a more serious charge than public order.
‘It’s ridiculous. He’s been here all this time and I doubt the authorities know anything about him but hopefully now he will at least be kicked out.’
Hassan admitted the racially aggravated public order offence, which took place in Barnard Castle, County Durham, on Sunday July 9, when he appeared before magistrates in Newton Aycliffe.
Ansab Shan, prosecuting, told the court how a young family outside the church saw the defendant sat on a bench become increasingly aggressive.
He said: “The witness heard him talking about Iraq and his hatred of the English and he was swearing.
“The defendant then walked into the church and even though the service had started he walked straight to the front and began shouting and swearing. Members of the congregation, which included children, were clearly upset by the defendant’s actions.
“The witness, along with other worshippers, tried to escort him
outside the church. After a short while police arrived and arrested the defendant.
Mitigating, Ben Pagman revealed Hassan had been in the UK since 2008 but was “effectively here illegally without permission to remain”.
He said because he had no National Insurance number he could not work or claim benefits and so had got drunk.
Handing down the conditional discharge, bench chairman Nick Edger said: “With regards to sentence, our hands as a bench are tied.”
Last night a CPS spokesman said: “This case was reviewed by a CPS prosecutor, in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, prior to a decision being taken in relation to the applicable charges.”
A Home Office spokesman declined to comment on Hassan’s case but said: “Through our Immigration Act 2016, we have made it more difficult for people to remain in the UK illegally by incentivising voluntary returns, introducing tougher penalties for illegal working, and restricting illegal migrants’ access to services.” Westmonster Dave is the editor of alt-politics.com