But Ericka Tazi’s ideology would
have O’hara murdered!
This honest business couple get taken to the cleaners because they thought they were dealing with an adult, but in reality they were dealing with a fundamentalist Islamic convert empowered by British law enforcement that’s been almost entirely corrupted by political correctness. What a combination, a radical Islamic fundamentalist and a gay copper. A real dynamic duo. KGS
Faith in the police crushed
We are committed Christians and
we thought we were having an adult conversation.’
When they called their hotel The Bounty House, Benjamin and Sharon Vogelenzang did so in the hope it would be ‘filled with peace and plenty’. The sentiment might sound corny, but they meant it.
The couple have spent ten years refurbishing a large, rather plain building in the Liverpool suburb of Aintree, hoping to run a ‘boutique’ guest house in accordance with their own deeply felt Christian beliefs.
But there has been little peace or plenty in recent months for the Vogelenzangs, and soon there might be no Bounty House either.
Last week, they were cleared of insulting a Muslim guest when high-profile ‘hate crime’ allegations were thrown out by a judge to public applause. But, faced with £400,000 of debt and the wreckage of a business they say has been all but destroyed by the controversy, there has been little celebration for Ben and Sharon – just bewilderment at the way they have been treated.
The experience has left them questioning their faith in the police, in the Crown Prosecution Service and in a British establishment that seems bent on protecting all manner of rights and sensitivities. Unless, that is, you are a church-going Christian.
It has done little to improve their confidence in the way their case was handled to learn that Detective Constable Tracy O’Hara, the officer who played a leading role in the prosecution for the unusual crime of religiously aggravated harassment and took charge of their interrogation, is a leading light in the Merseyside Police Gay And Lesbian Support Network.
‘It was a nightmare we couldn’t wake up from,’ said Sharon, speaking for the first time since their disturbing ordeal began eight months ago. ‘We are ordinary, hard-working people. We are also law-abiding and we have always had faith in the law and the police. They are supposed to protect standards of decency. Now we feel betrayed.’