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Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), May 13, 2012 at 00:56

Well Michel there has been the expected good news and reversion to common sense by other judges in the NSW Courts:

"Moroccan immigrant Ismil Belghar pleaded guilty this week to assaulting his sister-in-law after she "dared" to take his wife to the beach without his permission.

The District Court heard that, because of his religious beliefs and because he thought he had absolute authority over her, he felt her behaviour was "abhorrent".

With his legal costs covered by legal aid, (what's new?) Belghar, 36, had earlier been granted a trial by a judge alone after his lawyers successfully argued he may not get a fair trial before a jury because of his religious and moral beliefs.

That decision was overturned by the Court of Criminal Appeal, who last week ordered Belghar to face a jury. Before the trial began on Tuesday, Belghar pleaded guilty to detaining and assaulting his sister-in-law in December 2009. He is awaiting sentence.

Senior legal figures are opposed to changes made last year which allow defendants to request a trial by judge alone without the agreement of the prosecution. Previously they had to be agreed by both sides.

But the NSW Bar Association does not have a unanimous policy on judge-alone trials. Half of barristers, mainly from the defence, would prefer their client take their chances before a jury."

http://www.ruthfullyyours.com/2012/05/12/andrew-mccarthy-western-sharia/

http://thecarapace.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/ismail-belghar-and-problem-of-islam.html

There was a big public outcry - and of course from legal circles -- and it even had some muslim leaders scurrying to admit that he should go through normal procedures. But if there had not been no outcry - you can bet they'd have gladly accepted yet another brick in Creeping Sharia Rd.

"other than some form of extreme reaction and sensitivity due to their blemished racist past, which almost compels them to exercise extreme caution and err on the side of appeasement. "

You hit the nail on the head here. I can understand why they'd want the new extremely entertaining (but at its heart empty), consumerist culture we've developed over the last several decades to continue without any major hiccups along the way. People have been and are being cowed and self-censored by the media - and do not display the courage to say what they really think. But it just takes a few people to start speaking out and people find their voice.

"Ironically this sentiment is not in favor of the Israelis,"

Exactly. You'd expect the Germans of all people to be a little bit more circumspect when it comes to dealing with Israel. The 'Palestinian industry' leaders do their best to portray themselves as victims of course. But that is no excuse for Germany - and other European countries to choose not to see that the only democratic country in the Middle East is surrounded by millions of people who want it to be destroyed.

"They know very well, that Jews will not suicide bomb their people"

So - for the press - they are a soft target. The journalists are not so brave when it comes to criticising Islam - with good (???) reason - they know they can be personally attacked or have their offices firebombed etc.

"They bury their heads in the sand and desperately hope that this problem will go away. I am pretty sure it won't ..."

If there's another incident like 7/11 or the London Tube bombings or the Nord Ost Theatre or Beslan - it will be very difficult for authorities to hold back a tide of repercussions that would follow. Maybe muslims are smart enough to realise this - that's why we haven't seen any - so far.

"they, very much like the Brits and French, have cut their defense budgets to a level which almost makes them irrelevant and at present highly dependent on the "Goodwill" of the Russians "

Not the most sensible of foreign policies - ask Hungarians , Estonians, Lithuanians, Latvians etc.

But Russia is a wild card in this equation - mostly Orthodox Christian Europeans seemingly siding with islam - who have been on the receiving end of islamic caliphate creation activities (the already mentioned Beslan, Nord Ost theatre, Moscow Airport, the Nevsky Express bombing, etc)

Their (government's) pro-Islamic stance is most likely simply because the US supports Israel - and they find it hard to be bi-partisan on many issues with the US almost as a matter of historic principle. But Russians too have a breaking point - though whether they are allowed to express their valid concerns collectively is another issue. It will be interesting to see what Tsar Vladimir the First brings to the table this time round.

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