Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Coffee shop boss faces death threats over 'Je suis Charlie' sign outside Brick Lane cafe per London Evening Standard

The Standard reports:
'A coffee shop owner today vowed he would not back down after receiving death threats for displaying a "Je suis Charlie" sign outside his cafe.
Adel Defilaux, a French-born Muslim, was terrified when a man stormed into The Antishop in Brick Lane, East London, at 9.30am yesterday.

The intruder demanded that Mr Defilaux take down the sandwich board featuring the slogan that has become a rallying cry in support of the 12 victims of Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris.

But when Mr Defilaux, 32, calmly protested the man became aggressive and warned that anyone who supported the French satirical magazine should die.'
Isn't life in London marvelous?

The article ends by informing us that:
'Police were today watching CCTV footage taken from a camera in the cafe as they launched an inquiry to trace the intruder.'
I do hope that is the case because previosuly I would have feard that the Metropolitan Police were more likely to arrest Mr Defilaux for inciting racism than look for the man who threatened him.

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