Contempt of court. Meanwhile, however, instead of simply dismissing Adem Yilmaz as an “extremist,” it would be refreshing if Islamic spokesmen in the West would publicly call upon Muslims to respect and obey Infidel laws. It would be even better if they began to call upon Muslims in the West to renounce, now and forever, any intention of bringing Sharia here and replacing republican, secular government with it. But I won’t be holding my breath.
“Judge Disciplines Accused in Terror Trial,” from AP, April 23 (thanks to all who sent this in):
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — A judge ordered disciplinary measures for contempt of court against an Islamic terrorist suspect who went on trial Thursday with three co-defendants on charges of plotting attacks on American targets in Germany.
Adem Yilmaz, 30, refused to stand up during the swearing-in of a translator as the trial opened Wednesday, telling the court: ”I only stand up for Allah.” He also refused to stand when the judges entered the courtroom on both Wednesday and Thursday.
Judge Ottmar Breidling ordered two weeks’ detention for Yilmaz that will be added to any possible sentence, calling his actions ”provocative disrespect” of the court.
Yilmaz, a Turkish citizen, is being tried along with another Turk and two Germans on charges of plotting to attack U.S. and other targets in Germany ahead of an October 2007 vote by the German parliament on extending German troops’ stay in Afghanistan….
Prosecutors allege that the group planned car bomb attacks on sites such as pubs, discos and airports, and considered targets in cities including Frankfurt, Dortmund, Duesseldorf, Cologne, Stuttgart, Munich and Ramstein — where the U.S. military has a large air base — with the aim of killing ”as many people as possible.”
All the suspects are accused of being members of the radical Islamic Jihad Union, an offshoot of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. They face charges including membership in a terrorist organization and conspiracy to commit murder….