Umran Javed (27) ble – ikke overraskende – dømt for å ha oppfordret til å bombe Danmark og drepe dansker under en demonstrasjon mot tegningene i London i fjor.
As the verdict was read out a man in the public gallery shouted: «I curse the judge, I curse the court, I curse the jury, all of you.»
Javed said he regretted the chants but described them as «just slogans, soundbites».
«I did not want to see Denmark and the USA being bombed,» he said.
On the steps of the court, Anjem Choudary, a former spokesman for the now-proscribed extremist Islamic group, Al-Muhajiroun, said he was not surprised by the verdict because Muslims were treated as second class citizens in the UK and denied fair trials.
«When we have peaceful demonstrations, and then slogans that have been used normally, are taken out of context,» he said. «This is a failure of capitalism, of democracy and the freedom of speech.»
TV 2 valgte å vise et intervju med nettopp Anjem Choudary, som fremsto som representant for muslimene som reagerer på dommen. Det ble ikke opplyst at han er ekstremist og har foherliget terror.