But what Sydney courts fail to recognize, whether deliberately or not, is that jihad indoctrination is sanctioned by the Qur’an and is passed from generation to generation. It’s a cultural thing, silly! Concerning a mother’s accountability from The Age:
MOTHERS convicted of inciting their children to kill in the name of Allah may face life imprisonment, according to a terror law expert.
Secretly recorded conversations produced in evidence in a Sydney court this week showed that terror suspects were allegedly told by their spiritual leader to ask their mothers for permission to wage jihad.
“Some people claim to love jihad but don’t respect their own parents,” Abdul Nacer Benbrika is alleged to have told two of his co-accused, Mazen Touma and Omar Baladjam.
“You need permission from your parents to go to jihad. If your mother says no to jihad, then no jihad.”
Two days later, Touma is alleged to have asked his mother for permission to wage jihad. Her response was not given by the police in evidence.
Barrister and terror law expert David Neal said parents convicted of inciting their children to kill could be jailed for life under Victorian law and for up to 10 years under Commonwealth law.
“Incitement to murder carries a maximum penalty of life under Victorian law. If it is believed that you are urging your child to commit a crime, then you have committed incitement,” he said.