Appearances, for good or ill, can be deceiving. That's the message that the world is learning, once again, after a Muslim protester is busted for being quite the phony.

Craig Wallace is a 23-year-old Muslim who lives in England. Wallace made international headlines earlier this year when he walked around a protest site holding a sign that stated he was offering free hugs.

"I am Muslim. I am labelled a terrorist. I trust you, do you trust me enough for a hug?" the sign read.

News media outlets caught wind of Wallace's statement and he was heralded around the world as a "good guy" Muslim, someone who was actively trying to break the cycle of violence and hate so often perpetrated by Muslims.

However, it seems that all his professions of love and trust were just a ruse to fool the public.

You see, earlier this week Wallace was put on trial for violent threats he made towards an elected British official, a Tory Minister of Parliament named Charlotte Leslie.

According to WND, Wallace had posted personalized, threatening remarks against Leslie in online forums and on Facebook.

"I’m going to smash her windows then drop a bomb on her house while she’s tucked up in bed," read one post, which was followed by intense swearing and more epithets.

Wallace's lawyer is pleading the case from the grounds that Wallace had just undergone an intense several days of protests before posting the remarks and that he also hadn't taken his medication.

However, the judge who was overseeing the case said that, "What you did was personalized it and used really the most vile, insulting and threatening language imaginable on a forum."

Wallace is now under police custody and is awaiting word about his potential jail sentence. It is safe to assume that he won't be offering free hugs for quite a while.

h/t: WND

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