Andrew Ryan was shocked when he saw Muslim activist Emdadur Choudhuryin on television burn a poppy during the 2 minute silence on Armistice Day in front of horrified service families in London. He and the other Islamic activist also shouted during the silence: “British soldier’s burn in hell”. For this he was taken to court and the judge gave him the lightest possible sentence: a 50 pound fine.
In a response Ryan decided to take a Koran from the local library and burn it publicly. For this he was arrested, but not fined like the Muslim activist; instead he was sentenced for 70 days in jail.
70 days! for burning a book!
70 days! for burning a book! In Europe!