Racist thug who called West Lothian shop keeper “a Jihadi b*****d” jailed
A racist thug who called an Asian shopkeeper “a Jihadi b*****d” and threatened to “get him done in” was last night starting a lengthy prison sentence.
James Smart, 45, of Livingston, hurled the racist slur at convenience store owner Imran Arif without any provocation.
Livingston Sheriff Court heard Mr Ari and shop assistant Elizabeth McNeill had been standing outside the town’s Lifestyle Express store chatting to two delivery drivers when the thug appeared.
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The serial criminal shocked Mrs McNeill by calling her a “fat b*****d” and threatening to “get someone to come and kill her”.
After hearing his angry comments Mr Ari ordered his assistant to press a panic button in the shop to summon police.
Sheriff Martin Edington jailed him for 12 months.