UK Arrests British Diplomat For Insulting Israel
Political Correctness; Posted on: 2009-04-02 17:34:18 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
Otherwise known as a "transgression."
Britain has detained a Foreign Office
diplomat over insulting Israel in protest at the Israeli Army's recent
offensive in the Gaza Strip.
A Middle East expert and head of the South Asia Group, Rowan
Laxton, was arrested after several witnesses alleged that he had used
offensive language against Israel and Jewish people after watching a
report about the Gaza war on TV in a gym on January 27, the Daily Mail
reported on Monday.
Laxton also said that all Israeli soldiers "should be wiped off the
map." The report added the diplomat was arrested on charges of
"inciting religious hatred" and released on bail until next month.
If convicted, Laxton might face up to seven years of imprisonment and a fine.
"Transgressor" Rowan Laxton
"We are aware that a complaint has been
made to the Police about an alleged incident involving a member of our
staff. The alleged incident was not in the course of his official
duties," the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot quoted The Foreign and
Commonwealth Office as commenting on the incident.
Israel's ambassador to Britain, Ron Prosor, also confirmed the
incident saying that "If finally it turns out that the diplomat has
transgressed, the proper steps will be taken against him."
News Source: press tv