The fairly well known case of an Australian convert to islam being tied up and whipped in his apartment by three other muslims for what some reports are saying was his use of alcohol and consequent violation of sharia law has now been judged and the men who attacked the victim rightfully sentenced to jail.
But the damage the judge did to the legal system by his legal reasoning was far worse than the benefits Australia derived from jailing these three devout and knowledgable muslims.
Addressing Fayed directly, Mr Maloney told him “you have brought much shame upon the Islamic faith”.
“You have proved yourself unscrupulously cunning, deceptive and dishonest.
“You profess to be a religious man, however you resorted to violence upon Mr Martinez.”
Mr Maloney said the case was “never about the Islamic faith or Islamic law”.
Instead he said Fayed had whipped Mr Martinez in order to get him to pay his debts.
Fayed shook his head and muttered as Mr Maloney handed down his sentence.
Once again we see idiot authorities in the Western world presuming to adjudicate on the basis of what is and what is not islamic law. These men where indeed “religious men”And the fact that he is wrong about islam makes it worse not better. The attack was uterly consistent with islamic law and dogma. But that is not the issue. There is only one kind of law that should apply and it doesn’t matter, or at least should not matter whatsoever what system of belief the attacker used.
The idea of determining for another whether he was correct in his assessment of his own beliefs is preposterous from the starting gate. But much more importantly it both is, and must be, utterly irrelevant. All that does matter is Australian secular law. These men broke it in many ways and should face the requisite punishment. And frankly, as motive goes to implementation of a foreign penal code, the punishment should be far worse and not mitigated for ‘cultural reasons’ as they clearly were since most of the accused where spared jail.
The presumption that this judge knows islamic law and can feel confident in pronouncing on how the perps violated sharia ethics etc. is more an insult to us than it is one to muslims. As it means this judge is trying to pull the wool over the rest of our eyes in an ever increasing minuet of deception perpetrated by those elected and appointed to represent Western values, laws and priorities.
Eeyore for Vlad.