A convert to Islam who made monkey chants at an Asian policeman march claimed he couldn’t be racist because he is Muslim.
Sallahudin Albritani, born Desmond McHale, was arrested during an anti-austerity demonstration in Trafalgar Square that turned violent after he hurled insults and threw missiles at police.
William Marshall, prosecuting, said: ‘You can see from the video he was making monkey chants and movements to mimic a monkey and w***** signs. He can also he heard shouting ‘f****** Paki c***’.
The arresting officer also told the court that Albritani claimed he could not be racist because he is a Muslim.