He doesn’t recognize the authority of non-Muslims. Pamela Geller asks the key question: “My question is, why would anyone who regarded their system of governance (no matter how savage) superior to the country in which they are living — be allowed to remain? It is treason. They should be thrown out.”
A MAN accused of rioting during last year’s violent Muslim protests has been berated for his “disrespect” after refusing to stand before a magistrate at his court hearing.
Mohammed Issai Issaka, who was charged with riot, assaulting police and resisting arrest over the September incident, this morning said his religious beliefs stopped him for rising for the court – the standard practice whenever a judge or magistrate enters or leaves.
Magistrate Jacqueline Milledge repeatedly demanded Issaka stand for her, telling him she didn’t accept his refusal.
“You can tell me where it is in his religion that it says he cannot stand,” she said to Issaka’s lawyer, Stephen Hopper.
“I was a magistrate at Bankstown Court for four years and I have never had to deal with such disrespect.”
The hearing had to be postponed for nearly half an hour after the prosecution and defence consulted Ms Milledge, with the case eventually continuing after Issaka waited outside the courtroom as everyone stood for the magistrate.
Constable Allan Simon, who helped arrest Issaka during the CBD protests, told the court he first noticed the man take a “boxer stance” in front of a police line, where he was “jerking backwards and forwards” and “hissing” at the officers’ dogs.
He said he next saw the accused rioter about 15 minutes later when he was violently lashing out at riot squad police.
“There was like a running jump-kick at the (officers’) shields and he was punching the shields,” he said.
Constable Simon said three officers brought Issaka to the ground but he continued resisting them and the man kicked him in the knee before he was bundled into a police van.
While in the truck he kept repeating “I have no respect for you guys”, the court heard.
Issaka shook his head repeatedly during parts of the constable’s evidence.
Sgt Catherine Sadler said she saw Issaka dragged towards the police van and she heard him yell out: “You”re not a lady, you”re f”¦ing filth”….