(THE BLAZE - Tiffany Gabbay) -- You may recall back in October The Blaze reported on the now-infamous “Zombie Muhammed,” who was attacked by an irate Muslim man over what he believed was the unspeakable act of dishonoring his prophet. Zombie Muhammed, along with his counterpart, “Zombie Pope,” were costumes worn by Atheists during a Halloween parade last year.
The assault was captured on video and the Muslim man admitted to his crime, saying that he did not know mocking Muhammed was actually legal in the U.S.. Charges, of course, were filed.
Seems like a clear-cut case in favor of the victim, no? Think again.
The court case in the assault has since come to trial and was dismissed by the presiding judge, who, in fact, happens to be Muslim as well.
The judge refused to allow the video as evidence, stating, “All that aside I’ve got here basically.. I don’t want to say he said she said but I’ve got two sides of the story that are in conflict with each other.”
He added, “…he [plaintiff] has not proven to me beyond a reasonable doubt that this defendant is guilty of harassment, therefore I am going to dismiss the charge”
The case brought by the victim, Pennsylvania State Director of American Atheists, Inc., Mr. Ernest Perce V.