Teenager posted ‘hate’ message on Muslim Defence League’s Facebook page

A teenager posted a hate message on a Muslim organisation’s Facebook page after seeing a video of a woman being stoned to death, York magistrates were told.

Aaron Hodgson, of Pinfold Avenue, Sherburn-in-Elmet, “took exception” after watching a video online showing two Muslim men stoning a Muslim woman, said his solicitor, Stephen Welford.

He posted the message on the Muslim Defence League’s Facebook page, said Christine Turnbull, prosecuting.

Hodgson, who is now 20, admitted sending a message that was grossly offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing, and was fined £100.

The Press, 22 November 2013