So, after a retrial, the BNP leaders were found 'Not Guilty' by a jury of 12 of their peers of using words or behaviour intending to stir up racial hatred for describing Islam as a 'wicked, vicious faith'.
No sooner had they done so, that Gordon Brown, that son of the dour Presbyterian Manse, and the UK's President Elect after the demise of 'The Shining One Who Is Tone' rushed to be interviewed. He announced that it was not satisfactory that people escape punishment who criticise the religion of others, and promised that he would toughen the law in this respect once he had donned the mantle of the departing Annointed One.
Not to be outdone, the Lord Chancellor Lord 'Poofy' Falconer (and, Yes, his friends during 'Yooni' days did apparently call him that), said Muslims were offended by these comments by the BNP leaders, and that they must be sure that the law would protect their religion from criticism, ridicule, or contempt.
Immediately, Home Secretary John 'I Used To Be A Drunk' Reid jumped on the bandwaggon and announced that he would consult with other cabinet ministers regarding bringing in even more draconian laws to inhibit our freedom to criticise and ridicule the unsubstantiated superstitious beliefs of the credulous and delusional people in our midst.
Religion, it seems, is beyond the pale. Though there is no credible evidence to substantiate the claims of believers, the rest of us are to be denied any opportunity to point this out.
Watch out, Professor Dawkins, they'll have you in the dock next - along with every other non-delusional person with the intellectual integrity to stand up to this madness that demands the suspension of reality and that we treat 'sanctioned' superstitions as beyond any criticism.
Another thing, though I hate to agree with the BNP about anything, anyone who has taken the trouble to actually read the Qur'an and Hadith has to agree that Islam is a wicked vicious faith - unless, of course, one sanctions the beating of women who do not obey their husbands, the denial of freedom and education to women, the denial of equal rights to women, the exhortation to kill all unbelievers and apostates, the commands to ignore any laws but God's laws and hence the denial of democracy etc., etc.
And one final thought: just for stating the foregoing, I am risking a fatwa being put on me ordering my death.
Is that the reason why our mealy-mouthed politicians are manifestly so frightened to stand up to Muslims?
And this only a day after Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller, Head of MI5, claimed that they knew of 30 home-grown terror plots and that they were keeping 1,600 Muslims under surveillance for suspected terrorist offences - and that the threat these people pose is "serious and growing"!