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Student faces jail time for a video he posted on Facebook saying Muslims should be “wiped off the face of the earth”

mirror: A student who posted a video on Facebook saying Muslims should be “wiped off the face of the earth” is facing being jailed.

Louis Duxbury, 22, issued the “call to arms” during a 17-minute rant made shortly after a series of terrorist attacks in 2017.

A social media user at York St John University, where Duxbury was an undergraduate, saw the post and reported it to the police.

Giving evidence at his trial last week, Duxbury claimed he was exercising his right to free speech.

However, a jury at York Crown Court yesterday found him guilty of inciting religious hatred after deliberating for only half an hour.

Louis Duxbury, 22, appears at York Crown Court (Image: York Press / SWNS)

The Recorder of York, Judge Sean Morris granted him bail until November 29, when he will be sentenced for the offence.

He warned him: “People who incite religious or racial hatred create terrible trouble for our society. It will be a custodial sentence.”

The jury at York Crown Court deliberated for only half an hour before finding him guilty (Image: York Press / SWNS)

The court heard Duxbury was first reported to police about his far-right views as a 15-year-old schoolboy in 2015.

Teachers reported him for an inflammatory anti-Islam comment he posted online following the murder of Fusilier Rigby, it was heard.

Giving evidence at his trial, Duxbury claimed that the 2017 video was a “rant”, adding he believes in a diverse, multi-cultural society.

He claimed he was only talking about extremists and terrorists and not Muslims in general and that he was neither racist nor fascist, claiming he was apolitical.

Defence barrister Glenn Parsons said he could say little in mitigation, but asked for Duxbury to have time to set his affairs in order.

He will appear at the same court next Friday.

Source: published by mirror

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Oriji Chizoba
Oriji Chizoba
2 months ago

Duxbury was right about his right to freedom of expression, but had a bad manner of approach towards it. I’m sure he has taken correction and would approach issues with care next time.

Ekigho Grace
Ekigho Grace
2 months ago

People should be careful of what they do on social media

Nasiru Muhammad Ado
Nasiru Muhammad Ado
2 months ago

He needs to be counsel so he can tolerate other religions just his.

chinaza
chinaza
2 months ago

Yes we all have freedom of expression. but we should be mindful of what we say especially posting it on social media.

Uzoma chinasa comfort
Uzoma chinasa comfort
2 months ago

We all have that freedom of expression but I guess he went about it the wrong. I am sure he must have learnt his lesson

Fatima Abdullahi
Fatima Abdullahi
2 months ago

That serves him write he will learn not to post rubbish again

Bature Godwin
Bature Godwin
2 months ago

We all have freedom of expression but that’s hate speech and it can’t be accepted anywhere

Yusuff
Yusuff
2 months ago

May God help us, I still don’t know the reason behind this hated towards all Muslim, this hatred get worst when POTUS ( current) banned some Muslim country then, we all believe and like them as our family only those fanatic among Muslim is bad labeling all Muslim as a terrorist…… Everything is in ✋ hand of government to educate and create a friendly relationship among all religion…..

Emeghurhir Peter
Emeghurhir Peter
2 months ago

I am a Christian but I don’t support him …. everyone have the right to choose any religious he or she like , is only God that knows the right one not human like us

Joseph
Joseph
2 months ago

Lol, though those words ain’t to be said, but why facing jail term😂

Chinedu Rebecca
Chinedu Rebecca
2 months ago

He has d the right for freedom of expression but he expressed in the wrong way

Onoja onyekwu
Onoja onyekwu
2 months ago

What was he thinking that made him to say such… He deserve what he got.

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
2 months ago

We all have freedom to chose our religion. No religion should be condemned . Freedom of expression should not include hate speech

Desmond Upev
Desmond Upev
2 months ago

Freedom of speech but at you own detriment. Like he is free to say what he wants so why take him to court?. This is absolute wickedness.

mbiaka ifeanyi Sarah
mbiaka ifeanyi Sarah
2 months ago

this is a major reason we should be careful of the things we post in public

Christopher Ekoja Iduh
Christopher Ekoja Iduh
2 months ago

God have mercy

daniel
daniel
2 months ago

you should av shut up
u see u are in big problem

stanley
stanley
2 months ago

He shouldn’t have said that

Ugonna odidika
Ugonna odidika
2 months ago

This is the kind of fanaticism that should be condemned and discouraged.

Atte
Atte
2 months ago

We really need to mind the kind of stuff we post on the Internet. Post something that can incite religious conflict is what I won’t support. Am a Christian but I do not support him. He should face whatever is coming to him

Tosin ogunsuyi
Tosin ogunsuyi
2 months ago

How can you say such word

Obed Thomas
Obed Thomas
2 months ago

that is very bad and totally disrespectful

TSOKWA PUNARIMAM
TSOKWA PUNARIMAM
1 month ago

People should be careful about what they say on social media because it can lack to what is happening to this guy

Mba Felicia Nwakaego
Mba Felicia Nwakaego
1 month ago

We should mind our speech because it might lead us to trouble

Nwankwoeze Josephine chinyere
Nwankwoeze Josephine chinyere
1 month ago

we should try not to condemn other religious because no one is perfect

Ademola wahab
Ademola wahab
1 month ago

This is racist for cry out loud, i dont see this as expressing his right for freedom, is always clear to everyone, islam is a religion of peace, those people taking innocent lives are not muslims, the earlier u realise that the better, i pray God forgive your short comings.#lets stop the hate, and love each other as one family.

Isah abdulmumeen
Isah abdulmumeen
1 month ago

That’s very nice. That should served lesson to others.

Oyewole hammed Samuel
Oyewole hammed Samuel
1 month ago

Good one

Anyadike Rosesandra
Anyadike Rosesandra
1 month ago

Freedom of speech Buh most times we say what is totally off from d surface

Raheeem mustapha abiodun
Raheeem mustapha abiodun
1 month ago

He need to be jail, because we need to all embrace love

Brave Ewone Edaghese
Brave Ewone Edaghese
1 month ago

Muslims are humans as well and besides, freedom of speech isn’t for statements like this.

Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
1 month ago

Guess his freedom of speech has gotten him into trouble

Ajoseh Florence
Ajoseh Florence
1 month ago

He already said he was against the terrorist and not Muslims

Adewale Akeredolu
Adewale Akeredolu
1 month ago

I feel there some things one should not just post on social media.

Brave Ewone Edaghese
Brave Ewone Edaghese
1 month ago

Seriously

Maurice Ekpenyong
Maurice Ekpenyong
1 month ago

People should be properly guide how they relate to others

Nelson Joseph
Nelson Joseph
1 month ago

Yes he was right to aks for freedom but didn’t have d manner of speech

Romaus Rebecca Ime
Romaus Rebecca Ime
1 month ago

That’s good

Hamzat jamiu
Hamzat jamiu
1 month ago

Religion is not a fighting matter now you just follow what you believe in

Chukwuzara Emerue
Chukwuzara Emerue
1 month ago

I believe everyone should be allowed to make their choice of religion without necessarily criticizing others who are not in same religion as they.

Maureen Eric
Maureen Eric
1 month ago

While can’t he just mind his business than criticizing other persons religion is he God.

Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
1 month ago

That is really bad he went too far he should stop it

Ojeah John Ekene
Ojeah John Ekene
1 month ago

I’m not a Muslim but I don’t support that they should be wiped off from earth. love is what I preach regardless of religion

Ogunsola hammed Opeyemi
Ogunsola hammed Opeyemi
1 month ago

That good

Opeloyeru Mubaraq Oluwaseun
Opeloyeru Mubaraq Oluwaseun
1 month ago

I say no to religion racism

Umar Faruk
Umar Faruk
1 month ago

He just rant rubbish which can never be possible

ogunjemiyo Akinlami
ogunjemiyo Akinlami
1 month ago

Everybody has the right o f expression but not on the detriment of causing chaos in the society and everybody also has the right of choosing religion and nobody is giving power to condemn any religion

Maureen Eric
Maureen Eric
1 month ago

God have mercy

Ifeanyi Chiamaka Vivian
Ifeanyi Chiamaka Vivian
1 month ago

In as much as one has freedom of speech,it shouldn’t make him/her to be irrational in speaking. One should be careful of what they post online.

Maxwell okotie
Maxwell okotie
1 month ago

what he said could cause religious crisis in some environment