I really really didn't think anyone was stupid enough to believe this, of the 20 odd comments on the thread only one person alludes to the newspapers twisted logic but I assumed the general population was smart enough not to believe everything without questioning it. Doesn't take a lot to realize this story was created from one question the prosecution asked the man over the course of a trial which probably lasted weeks.
During the trial Bobbie Cheema QC, prosecuting, asked Shah: ‘What was that conversation with Miss Popa about?
‘Did you ask her to go with you? Did you offer her money? Did she say no because you had a bike and didn’t even have a car?
Jurors were shown CCTV footage of Farooq Shah from the night he murdered Romanian sex worker Mariana Popa, 24‘Or were you on this night patrolling the area for prostitutes? Did you want to challenge Miss Popa and ask her to get out of that area, to get away from the mosques?’
The prosecuting QC was merely speculating with a line of questioning trying to get something out of the defendant. Upon hearing this single question
one excited 'journalist' rang his editor to say hes got the perfect story for the gullible people that read the paper and a story was created out of one throwaway comment in a lengthy trial.