JUSTICE campaigner John Clough, whose daughter was murdered by her bodybuilder former partner, has said he would back the introduction of Sharia law.
Need I add to that? Does that pile of bollocks even need a fisking?
Today there are an estimated 85 Sharia law courts currently operating across the UK and Mr Clough, from Higherford, was asked to give his views as part of Channel 4’s 4Thought series.
And he has come out in support of the moral code and religious law of Islam, as he believes it takes the views of victims’ families into account.
Jane was brutally murdered by Jonathan Vass in the car park of Blackpool Victoria Hospital in July 2010. He was later jailed for life.
Let's make this as clear as we possible can. Sharia law has no place in the United Kingdom. The views of victims families have no place in a court of law. The 'moral code' of the muslim religion is one of violence and oppression.
So who is Mr Clough and why is he in favour of Sharia law?
John Clough's daughter Jane was murdered by an ex boyfriend while he was out on bail for raping her.
Ever since, Mr Clough and his wife Penny have worked tirelessly on Justice for Jane, to reform bail and sentencing laws, for which Penny was awarded the MBE in the New Year’s Honours list.
John has now become a self styled 'justice campaigner', although looking at his exploits, he's more interested in vengeance than Justice.
The changes to the law that the Cloughs campaigned for now makes it possible for the prosecution to launch an appeal if a suspect is granted bail. I don't know if there is a similar right of appeal if a suspect is denied bail.
My argument at the time was that a person facing a bail hearing has not yet been convicted of any crime. This law may mean that more innocent people spend time on remand while waiting for a trial, an experience that I know would certainly break me.
I would imagine that suitable evidence that the suspect is dangerous would be given to the judge before the hearing and this would make it less likely that an innocent person would be forced to do time. I would imagine...
I would have been behind the Cloughs 100% if they were campaigning for stiffer sentences under current law, but I am never in favour of tinkering with the checks and balances that our legal system contains to help keep the innocent out of prison.
This was all happening around the time we lost double jeopardy, which makes it even harder to swallow.
The true colours of Clough have finally been revealed in a Channel 4 documentary.
“Had the decision been there to have him executed or sent to prison, I would have built the gallows, I would have carried out the deed myself.
And that is why the opinion of the victims families does not belong in a court of law. Justice should be harsh for those who have committed offences against the person or property, but it must also be uniform.
We don't have the death penalty in the UK for many good reasons, one being we are not a group of middle aged savages who exact bloody revenge rather than justice.
The programme makers had posed the question – ‘Is there a place for Sharia Law in Britain?’