Monday, March 4, 2013

Sharia Floggers in Sydney Found Guilty of Assault!

Public-Sharia-Flogging for drinking alcohol.
A SYDNEY COURT has declared Islamic sharia law is no excuse for viciously flogging a man in his own home as punishment for drinking at a bar. In an Australian legal first, magistrate Brian Maloney yesterday found four men guilty of assaulting a Muslim convert in a religion-inspired whipping.

Christian Martinez, 32, was held down and beaten 40 times with an electrical cord in his Silverwater home in July 2011, leaving him bloodied and scarred.

In his judgment, Mr Maloney said assaults committed as part of a religion that involved "mortification of the flesh" had never been before a court in any common-law country - until now.

Mr Martinez converted to Islam three years before the incident and fell under the wing of Wasim Fayad, 44, who he saw as his "spiritual leader" and referred to as Brother Fadi. The electrician had called Fayad and told him he wanted to make a fresh start after an all-night bender drinking and taking drugs at Ivy nightclub.

His mentor and three other men, Zakaryah Raad, 21, Tolga Cifki, 21, and Gengiz Coskin, 22, came to his house and he was then pinned to his bed as Fayad repeatedly lashed him with the cord.

Back of the victim a week after Sharia-flogging.
"I'm only doing this because I love you ... next time you want to drink or take drugs you're going to remember this pain," Fayad said.

Yesterday Mr Maloney said the victim had withdrawn his consent while the beating was taking place and any permission he had given was uninformed, and also invalid as a matter of public policy.

He said the courts were right to consider "moral standards" when it came to a consent - likening the case to when serious injuries occurred in a sado-masochistic "sexual frenzy" or a street brawl.

"Surely such incidents should not be tolerated by the courts (and) the common law provides the best deterrent against them," he said.

Mr Martinez said he consented to only three lashes, begging the men to stop as he cried in pain. He said one of the men read from the Koran that he should get 80 lashes for drinking alcohol, but Fayad agreed they would give him only 40. He was told Allah had "cleansed" the "impurity" from his body as he repeatedly vomited during pauses in the whipping.

Mr Maloney noted Fayad was not a recognised religious teacher and his sharia law-inspired punishment had been rejected by Islamic community leaders.

Zakaryah Raad the Sharia Enforcer.
In a statement for the court, Sheik Omar El-Banna, head of the Omar Mosque in Auburn, said Mr Martinez had questioned him after the incident. "This is ridiculous. This is wrong. This isn't what should be happening," the religious leader replied. All four were also found guilty of stealing the hard drive from a CCTV Mr Martinez had in his home.

Raad was convicted of assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company, stealing and two counts of intimidation, while the others were convicted of the assault and stealing charges, related to a CCTV hard drive they took from Mr Martinez's home. The men will be sentenced in June.

(Maximum allowable sentence I guess is 10 years in jail. IMHO the sentencing court should impose the maximum sentence to let those four Islamists rot in jail for a while. We do not need them Sharia Enforcers roaming free in a law-abiding society like ours. Otherwise they will soon be beheading the non-believer Infidels like us Buddhists, Christians, and Jews. Horrible, our Australia is rapidly turning into a Sharia-enforced Islamic country!)

Sharia-flogging victim Christian Martinez.

                  (Brutal flogging of a young Sudanese woman for wearing trousers in public.)