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'My only crime was to be Muslim'
Oldham Evening Chronicle
Despite being warned by trial judge Mushtaq Khokhar not to reveal his previous convictions to the jury, Shabir Ahmed ignored the advice.
Throughout the trial Ahmed ranted at jurors that his convictions in the child sex scandal had been a "conspiracy by the police, English Defence League (EDL), British National Party (BNP) and social services" and added that he had instructed his barrister, Simon Nichol, to appeal the sentence.
Ahmed said: "I will never accept that verdict here or tomorrow.
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