A British Muslim man named Michael Coe was recently arrested and tried for attacking a young Muslim couple because they were hugging each other while being unmarried. He absurdly claimed self-defense but changed his tack after being convicted:
…Coe’s counsel entered a plea in mitigation before sentence. He said, among other things, that “Coe has now accepted he had a ‘limited’ knowledge of Islam, and has now resolved to seek a broader understanding of the religion.” When, one might ask, did Coe come to this realization? After claiming that the assault was justified, and the jury began deliberating?
Don’t worry about Mr. Coe, though. He was given a very light sentence, of course.