Introduction — Dec 11, 2017
Of course, Michael Wolfe deserved to be punished for breaking into an Islamic centre. But 15 years in jail for breaking and entering and leaving a slice of bacon seems out of all proportion to the offence.
I write that as someone with no particular axe to grind with Islam. I’ve studied the Koran and have no problem with it.
Moreover, some receive lesser sentences for far more serious crimes. One such was Allan Kalema, who was sentenced to a minimum of 14-years for the murder of Andrew Jaipaul in London in 2013.
In fact a cursory search reveals many more cases where criminals have been sentenced to less than 15-years in jail for far more serious crimes. These include a murder committed by an Israeli career criminal, a brutal rape, an armed robbery and a stabbing.
None of these sentences are particularly lenient given the nature of the crimes so 15-years for leaving pork at an Islamic centre seems completely disproportionate. All the more so as no-one was physically injured by Michael Wolfe, unlike some of the other crimes cited, which left victims dead or seriously injured.
As if to rub salt into the severity of the sentence, Michael Wolfe will still have to serve another 15 years on probation after he’s done jail.
So why was Michael Wolfe handed such a heavy sentence? Was it meant as a deterrent to prevent similar “hate crimes”? Or could it be that a hefty sentence was handed down to sow seeds of resentment and a sense grievance among non-Muslims?
Admittedly that may sound a little far-fetched but how else does one explain such a severe sentence?
Given that many in the legal establishment are masons and that career advancement depends on fulfilling Masonic dictates, it’s not beyond the bounds of possibility that Wolfe was sentenced to help fulfil the vision of Albert Pike, one of modern Freemasonry’s founders.
Over 150 years-ago Pike foresaw “three world wars” which would culminate in a clash between the West, Zionism and the Islamic world. To this end Pike urged future masons help orchestrate events so as to help bring about this conflict.
Is this what we see happening in the world today and does it explain why such a severe sentence was handed down to Michael Wolfe?
Man jailed for 15 years for hate crimes after leaving bacon in mosque
Caroline Mortimer — The Independent Dec 8, 2017
Michael Wolfe from Titusville in Florida pleaded guilty to the break-in at the Islamic Society of Central Florida Masjid Al-Munin Mosque in January 2016.
CCTV footage shows the 37-year-old smashing windows and lights with a machete before leaving bacon by the front door.
Wolfe pleaded guilty to criminal mischief to a place of worship with a hate crime enhancement on Tuesday, after a plea deal was arranged with the mosque and the police.
A spokesman for the State Attorney’s Office, Todd Brown, told Florida Today: “He entered a plea deal and plead guilty to vandalising the mosque itself with hate crime enhancement, making it a felony.
“He waived his right to a pre-sentencing investigation.”
In addition to the sentence, Wolfe will remain on probation for a further 15 years after his release.
A charge of armed burglary was dropped in exchange for the guilty plea, Mr Brown said.
According to state records Wolfe has numerous previous convictions for burglary.
Imam Muhammad Musri, who runs a network of mosques in central Florida, said the sentence would send a message to those who target Muslims.
He said: “The intent is to really deter similar kinds of hate crime.
“Our schools, our churches, our theatres, it’s a red line. It’s heartbreaking. The hate must stop”.