I am confident that Imam Rauf is jetting over to Australia as we speak, so as to explain to these four Misunderstanders of Islam that Sharia is completely benign and fully compatible with Western notions of human rights.
“Four men found guilty of sharia law whipping,” from AAP, February 28:
FOUR men who took part in the whipping of a Muslim convert as punishment under sharia law for him drinking alcohol and taking drugs have been found guilty of assault in Sydney.
Christian Martinez, 32, was whipped with an electric cord at his home in Silverwater in Sydney’s west between July 16 and 17 in 2011.
His mentor, Wasim Fayed, was accused of carrying out the whipping as punishment under sharia law, while the other three men held Mr Martinez down on his bed.
Fayed, 44, along with Zakaryah Raad, 21, Tolga Cifki, 21, and Gengiz Coskin, 22, pleaded not guilty to charges of assault occasioning bodily harm, causing harm in company and stealing.
Fayed also faced two charges of intimidation.
Magistrate Brian Maloney convicted the men in Burwood Local Court today.
He will sentence them at a later date.
As Fayed left the court and was bundled into a car, he told reporters, “I love him for the sake of Allah,” referring to Mr Martinez.