LET US REMEMBER KRISS DONALD
Kriss Donald (2 July 1988 – 15 March 2004) was a Scottish fifteen-year-old white male who was kidnapped, tortured and murdered in Glasgow in 2004 by a gang of Pakistani men, some of whom fled to Pakistan after the crime. Daanish Zahid, Imran Shahid, Zeeshan Shahid, and Mohammed Faisal Mustaq were later found guilty of racially motivated murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.A fifth participant in the crime was convicted of racially motivated violence and jailed for five years.
The case, which featured the first ever conviction for racially motivated murder in Scotland, is cited as an example of the lack of attention the media and society give to white sufferers of racist attacks compared to that given to ethnic minorities, with organisations such as the BBC later admitting failing to cover the case sufficiently.It is also suggested the crime demonstrates how society has been forced to redefine racism so as to no longer include white victims.
On 8 November 2006, the three men were found guilty of the racially motivated murder of Kriss Donald. All three had denied the charge; however, a jury at the High Court in Edinburgh convicted them of abduction and murder.The judge at the trail, Lord Uist, made a statement summing up the case:
“ You have all been convicted by the jury of the racially aggravated abduction and murder of Kriss Donald, a wholly innocent 15-year-old boy of slight build. He was selected as your victim only because he was white and walking in a certain part of the Pollokshields area of Glasgow when you sought out a victim. This murder consisted of the premeditated, cold-blooded execution of your victim by stabbing him 13 times and setting him alight with petrol while he was still in life. It truly was an abomination. The savage and barbaric nature of this notorious crime has rightly shocked and appalled the public. Your victim must have been in a state of extreme terror while held by you during a four-hour car journey across Central Scotland and back, and the agony which he must have suffered during the period between being stabbed and set alight and his death is just beyond imagining. ”
Each of the killers received sentences of life imprisonment, with Imran Shahid given a 25-year minimum term, Zeeshan Shahid a 23-year minimum and Mushtaq receiving a recommended minimum of 22 years. BELOW IS A STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE INNER COUNCIL OF THE SCOTTISH DEFENCE LEAGUE: IMPORTANT KRISS DONALD MEMORIAL UPDATE: Unfortunately after a lengthy and heated meeting with the police regarding our memorial for Kriss at his bench at the Clydeside we are very sad and disappointed to have to announce that our memorial at that location has to be cancelled. The police have told us that our supporters will be issued with section 14 dispersal orders at our muster point and we will be prevented from marching to the memorial bench. We had also applied for a march to Kriss's memorial plaque in Pollokshields but that was refused by the left wing fascist councillors who sit on the councils parade licensing board. Pollokshields was also opposed by the police as they believe the local Muslim community would come out in large numbers to oppose us and they didn't have the resources to police it and could not guarantee our safety. Its a very sad day when we are denied our democratic right to freedom of assembly and movement in our own country due to threats from left wing extremists and racist Muslims. All we wanted to do was lay some flowers and pay our quiet and peaceful respects to a innocent 15 year old boy who was murdered by 5 Muslim cowards for no other reason than that he was white. We will now be gathering at Glasgow green at 1pm to hold a dignified, peaceful and respectful memorial for Kriss. No doubt the left wing fascists of the UAF, the racist Muslims from Pollokshields and the green brigade will also try to oppose us at Glasgow green aswell. If anyone would like to attend please personal message our page. RIP KRISS DONALD We will never forget or forgive.