A MAN has been hauled before the courts on religious charges after he went into a supermarket and stuck stickers on packets of halal meat warning that it “funds terrorism”
Liam Gary Edwards covered packs of the ritually slaughtered meat with red stickers bearing the slogan ‘Beware! Halal is barbaric and funds terrorism #BanHalal”.
The 29-year-old was arrested by police after being spotted carrying out his one-man protest on the store’s CCTV cameras.
He has since branded Britain’s legal system a “joke” and suggested his sentence was disproportionately harsh compared to Islamist hate preachers, who often go unpunished.
A court heard how he went into a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Salford, Manchester, armed with a sheet of the stickers which he had bought on the internet.
Accompanied by his girlfriend and two young children, he then went up to the meat chiller and stuck nine stickers on packets of meat before leaving.