Report: UK diplomat cursed Israel, Jews
This is an interesting situation. I didn't know you could get arrested for voicing your opinions in public in Britain.
British authorities have detained a Foreign Office diplomat who allegedly uttered anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli profanities last month in anger over the IDF's operation in the Gaza Strip.
The UK's Daily Mail reported Monday that Rowan Laxton, a Middle East expert and head of the South Asia Group, was performing a routine workout on an exercise bike at his gym on January 27 when a report about the fighting in Gaza appeared on television.
Other gym users reported that Laxton then shouted, "Fucking Israelis, fucking Jews", and said that all Israeli soldiers "should be wiped off the map." The Daily Mail reported that the tirade continued even after other gym users approached him.