Street preacher Krissoni Henderson, above, has been charged with public order offences over an alleged outburst on a busy shopping street in Birmingham.
Henderson, 31, appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court in July after a woman was allegedly sworn at “for wearing tight jeans”. According to this report, he is due back in court on September 6 over the allegations.
Henderson appeared in court after being charged with using insulting, threatening words or behaviour and using racially aggravated insulting words or behaviour.
His arrest came after a footage emerged of a tense confrontation in Birmingham city centre, which goes on for several minutes, in which a highly agitated man screams “Allahu Akhbar” in the face of a police officer. He tells the officer that he not scared on him, only of Allah.
The video shows a crowd gather as the situation unfolds before the PC eventually tells them the man has:
The right to assembly, to stand here and shout and offend.
If his actions go beyond that and he commits a public order offence, then he will be arrested.
In response to the incident West Midlands Police said officers were called to New Street at around 5.30pm on July 4 after a 38-year-old woman dialled 999 saying she feared for her safety following a “verbal confrontation”.
The force added footage of a police officer trying to speak to a man in connection with the allegation later appeared on social media websites.
A few years back Crimestoppers sought the whereabouts of Henderson in connection with an assault on a woman who was punched in the face.