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A Muslim who desecrated a war memorial with graffiti glorifying Osama bin Laden and predicting world domination for Islam walked free from court after prosecutors decided his crime was not racially or religiously motivated.

Tohseef Shah, 21, was given a conditional discharge for criminal damage to the monument in Burton upon Trent, Staffs, after officials said that there was not enough evidence to bring more serious charges.

The town's magistrates court heard that he had shown "no remorse" over the incident while his defence solicitor insisted that he was not an extremist but "just an ordinary guy".


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