“Judge Ian McClintock queried what religious view prevented al-Ahmadzai from standing, which Mr Hanna was unable to answer.” And so yet again we see the indestructible and crystalline ignorance of so many non-Muslim officials regarding Islam and jihad. Hanna wasn’t even curious enough to ask his client why he was refusing to stand? If he had, he would have discovered that Milad Bin Ahmad-Shah al-Ahmadzai doesn’t respect Infidel laws or authorities, but only the law of Allah, and would consider standing for an Australian judge tantamount to idolatry — showing respect that is due only to Allah. And that has implications far beyond this case. That may be why Hanna preferred to remain ignorant: pretending that what is happening isn’t happening is easier than dealing with it.
“Muslim man refuses to stand in court due to religion,” by Ben McLellan, The Daily Telegraph, May 24, 2014:
A MUSLIM man who threatened to “slit the throat” of an intelligence officer has refused to stand for a judge in court.
Milad Bin Ahmad-Shah al-Ahmadzai, 24, yesterday declined to stand as he pleaded guilty to threatening serious harm to a Commonwealth official and using a carriage service to harass and menace.
His lawyer Nick Hanna yesterday told the District Court his client’s refusal to stand was due to his religion.
Judge Ian McClintock queried what religious view prevented al-Ahmadzai from standing, which Mr Hanna was unable to answer.
“It is a perceived view that it is not appropriate for him to stand in court. It is not advancing any discourtesy to the court,” Mr Hanna said.
Commonwealth prosecutor Karen Leavy said “on the face of it it’s disrespectful”.
Mr McClintock did not instruct al-Ahmadzai’s to stand but said he had noted it.
Al-Ahmadzai pleaded guilty in December last year to threatening the intelligence officer in a phone call in May 2013, telling him “I’m gonna crack your neck” and “come near my family again, I’m gonna slit your throat pig”….
Note: An earlier version of this post identified the country in which this took place as the UK. Apologies for the error.