UK: Man Jailed For Knives, Lee Rigby Revenge Threats

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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.


  1. Sam L. says:

    I’m guessing they won’t be.

    1. Phil says:

      I don’t need to guess, I’m familiar with English law.

      If convicted of murder they will receive a mandatory life sentence, the only sentence permitted by the law for murder. The judge must then set the tariff, the minimum period they must serve before they can be considered for parole. Under Schedule 21 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 there are a variety of starting points for setting the tariff that are then increased or decreased depending on aggravating and mitigating factors.

      The starting point for setting a tariff for a murder carried out to further a political, religious, racial or ideological cause is a whole life tariff (in US terms, life without parole). That means that unless the mitigating factors outweigh the aggravating factors both killers will receive whole life terms. Unless they can be shown to be mentally ill, none of the statutory mitigating factors apply (things such as intent to cause serious harm not death, provocation or a mercy killing). But, several aggravating factors apply. The act appears to have been premeditated, the use of threats against others to allow the offence to take place, the victim was targeted because of their public service are all aggravating factors which would increase the tariff beyond the starting point, which obviously isn’t possible with whole life.

      But, I’d be willing to bet pretty much anything that they’ll both get whole life. There really is no other option according to English law.

  2. jwm says:

    Affray? Damn them brits talk purty.

  3. Steve In MA says:

    Dafuq? You need to stop trolling.

    1. Duncan Idaho says:

      I’d say it’s pretty obvious why he supposedly got arrested.

      Admins, please go ahead and burn this lunatic’s comment from cyberspace.

      1. Mark Davis says:

        What Idaho said.

        1. Chris Dumm says:

          With pleasure! And with my apologies for the delay.

  4. jwm says:

    Mike, you lying sack of shit. Nobody has ever done 18 months for a simple illegal knife charge. Ever. And why hasn’t the ban hammer been dropped on this shitbird?

    Great Chris, the moment I post a response to this turd you delete him.

  5. Pat says:

    Nine months for that? When I got out, I would do something that would really warrant jail time. At the expense of the authorities.

  6. Geoff Ryan says:

    I served 4 and a half months out of the nine…..fucking result!!!

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