Screaming at people sure doesn’t seem peaceful to me. It’s one thing to preach peacefully and explain to people calmly what you believe, but this guy isn’t doing any of that.
An Islamic street preacher has been arrested and charged after allegedly screaming abuse at a woman for wearing ‘tight jeans’ and shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ in a police officer’s face.
Krissoni Henderson appeared to be caught on camera angrily confronting the officer – who was investigating a complaint made against the 31-year-old.
The unnamed policeman was called to New Street in Birmingham city centre at around 5.30pm on July 4 following a 999 call from a 38-year-old woman who said she feared for her safety after a verbal confrontation. She alleged she had been shouted and sworn at.
A video later appeared on social media of the West Midlands Police officer trying to speak to Henderson in connection with the allegation.
The following day he was arrested at his home in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and, after being questioned, was charged with two public order offences.
Unemployed Henderson appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court on July 6 where counts of using insulting, threatening words or behaviour and using racially aggravated insulting words or behaviour were put to him.
He was bailed to reappear before magistrates on September 6 with conditions not to contact his alleged victim.
In the footage, a man alleged to be Henderson is wearing traditional Islamic dress and standing with another man and a woman.
‘Here is my witness,’ he appears to yell, gesturing to the woman, ‘if you want to arrest me arrest me.’
He vehemently explains that the woman who complained had walked up to him rather than the other way round, making him the innocent party.