Hours after the murder and beheading of British soldier Lee Rigby in May, Geoffrey Ryan (pictured) stood outside an Essex mosque and promised revenge. Brandishing two knives, he screamed “I will kill you!” at a member of the congregation. He learned the price of his misguided rage on Monday, when he was sentenced to nine months in prison.
Geoffrey Ryan brandished two knives and shouted “I will kill you” at a member of the public outside the Al-Falah prayer centre in Braintree, Essex, at 7.15pm on May 22.
The 44-year-old, of Brick Kiln Way, Braintree, was sentenced to nine months in prison at Chelmsford Crown Court on Monday after admitting one count of affray and two of possessing an offensive weapon, the court confirmed.
The UK has shown remarkable deference to Muslim sensitivities in the aftermath of Rigby’s murder by Muslim terrorists, even arguing that the religiously-motivated murder was not actually an act of terrorism.
Considering the tough sentence handed to Mr. Ryan for an incident in which no-one was harmed, we hope that British authorities are proportionately harsh in their punishment of Michael Adebolajo, and Michael Adebowale when they are ultimately convicted of Rigby’s murder and desecration.