This is a recurring theme it seems when muslims stab. beat or shoot someone in the UK. “I only wanted to scare them-him-her with it” (the shotgun bomb or knife or blade in this case. Is there even any point in playing the turn-around game with this? Like what would have happened had the white indigenous British girl slashed the Somali with a blade like that?
Well after all, its worth it. Think of all the great restaurants. I mean who wouldn’t suffer a few stitches to get a chance to eat at one of London’s finer Somali restaurants.
THanks to an observant reader I have been informed that I missed the date in this article which is 30 June 2006
I posted it because I thought it was recent, but also because the phrase was also used in a recent fatal shotgun shooting of a British man by a Muslim who also claimed ‘he only wanted to scare’.
Thanks for the heads up Robert.
Shanni Naylor pictured after the attack
A 13-year-old girl who slashed a classmate across the face, leaving her needing 30 stitches, was today given a two-year supervision order by a judge.
Yesterday the girl, who cannot be named, was found guilty of unlawfully wounding Shanni Naylor at Myrtle Springs School in Sheffield last year when both girls were 12 but she was cleared of the more serious charge of wounding with intent.
Today at Sheffield Crown Court, the Recorder of Sheffield, Judge Alan Goldsack QC, said he did not have the power to give the girl a custodial sentence.
The three-day trial was told that, the day before the attack, the girl was subjected to a “vicious” assault by Shanni, who punched her repeatedly, banging her head against a wall, as more than 100 pupils looked on without helping.
The court heard the defendant describe how she did not plan to attack Shanni the next day but had found the blade and only wanted to scare her with it.
The jury was told how the girl had an extremely low IQ and had lived in Somalia for the first 10 years of her life without any formal education and having been orphaned when she was young.
A psychologist told the court she was likely to have been heavily influenced by a Somali custom in which women routinely settled disputes by inflicting minor scratches on each other’s faces.
Today the judge said that, given the background of the case, he was not surprised by yesterday’s verdict.
Sentencing the girl, he told her: “You have taken a razor blade with you into school, walked up to another girl in your class and, under the nose of your teacher, slashed that girl three times in the face with that razor.
“Serious wounds were inflicted on the face of that girl.”
The judge noted that Shanni’s injured face had appeared on the front page of a number of newspapers and added: “Media interest in your trial has remained considerable, no doubt because of the public concern about the number of knives and other sharp instruments being carried into schools by pupils and then used as weapons.
“Many who have not followed the details of the case may express some surprise that you were not convicted of the more serious offence.
“If you had been, a custodial sentence of some length would have been the only possible sentence despite your very young age.
“Its primary purpose would have been deterrent.
“I suspect few who have heard evidence in this case are surprised at that verdict. Rather they would take the view it’s another example of the jury system working at its best.”