Anti-Allah outburst earns EDL supporter £200 fine after protest in Leicester

The Leicester Mercury reports that EDL supporter Lee Whitby has been convicted of chanting “threatening, abusive or insulting” words that were likely to cause “harassment, alarm or distress” during an EDL demonstration in Leicester last month.

According to the Mercury, Whitby was convicted of a “racially aggravated” offence. This would seem unlikely, given that Muslims are legally defined as a multi-ethnic faith community. The BBC earlier earlier reported that Whitby had been charged with a religiously aggravated offence.