Humza Yousaf has been reported to Police Scotland for appearing to break the Hate Crime and Public Order Act, after claiming double rapist Isla Bryson is “not a genuine trans woman” during the latest SNP leadership debate. The same Hate Crime Act introduced by… Humza Yousaf.
Speaking during the BBC’s debate on Tuesday, Yousaf claimed:
“Isla Bryson should not be in a woman’s prison. Isla Bryson is a rapist who’s completely at it, I don’t think they’re a genuine trans woman, I think they’re trying to play the system.”
Not a “genuine trans woman“, although still using “they” pronouns for some reason. Regardless, Yousaf’s remarks are a criminal offence under the Hate Crime Act, which bans “threatening, abusive or insulting language… based on their protected characteristics, which include gender identity“. Now a “Concerned Citizen” has written to the Chief Constable of Police Scotland over Yousaf’s apparent rule-breaking:
“Mr. Yousaf’s comments could be considered insulting and potentially stigmatise transgender individuals by suggesting that Ms. Bryson is not a ‘genuine’ trans woman, and is seeking to exploit her gender identity for personal gain. Such comments could contribute to a hostile environment for transgender individuals and may be considered to breach sections 4 and 5 of the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act 2021.”