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Thursday, 31 October 2013

Insulting Saint Stephen

In a country where it often feels as if nothing is sacred any longer, it's good to know that the authorities are on top of the most important issues of the day.

Soldiers may be beheaded in the street whilst the police cower behind their car waiting for back up, allowing ordinary members of the public the vibrant opportunity to be enriched by listening to the verses of the Koran the blood-drenched killers are quoting; young girls may be forcibly hooked on drugs and gang raped by predatory Pakistanis whilst their fathers, banging on the door outside, are arrested for "racially aggravated harassment."

You might look at the above and think that this is a country which has lost its way, in which all aspects of the justice system were a toothless (although doubtless extremely expensive) joke.

Fear not. Forget Muslim morality patrols in Tower Hamlets, decapitated soldiers, calls for further decapitations - the real threat to law and order in London today comes from football fans not being quite complimentary about the importance of the Stephen Lawrence case - and when it comes to the truly important issues of the day, Old Bill and the CPS are still at the top of their game:

A group of seven football fans have received a total of six years in prison and a football ban of 52 years after they were heard singing on a train following their team’s FA Cup match.

The Met and the British Transport Police (BTP) launched an investigation, called Operation Midas, into allegations the men were chanting about Gary Dobson.

The accused were believed to be Charlton fans, and the club worked with officers to identify a number of people in connection with the incident.

Its chief executive Stephen Kavanagh then accompanied them on a series of dawn raids from which nine suspects were arrested.

Today the men, aged between 22 and 31, were found guilty of racially-aggravated chanting at Blackfriars Crown Court.

All but one received custodial sentences, ranging from eight months to 18 months, along with eight-year banning orders from football grounds in Britain.

The other defendant received a six-month suspended sentence, a curfew order for six months between 8pm and 6am and a four-year stadium ban.

Baljit Ubhey, London’s Chief Crown Prosecutor, said: “As the Hate Crime Champion for the CPS I am committed to ensuring that CPS London works with its police partners to tackle this type of behaviour.

“I hope these convictions stand as a warning that racist and abusive behaviour will not be tolerated in our city.” 

Indeed, Baljit - I think we're all beginning to get an idea of just what will be tolerated and what won't in what was formerly "our city," and indeed "our country."

Hate Crime Champion at the CPS? I bet Baljit's services don't come cheap. Still, never mind - it's not as if the country is bankrupt, after all.

And I, for one, will sleep safely in my bed tonight knowing that these men are off the streets. Thought crime will simply not be tolerated in New Britain, and we all need to accept it and get the message.

Now, excuse me while I wait for the 6 am knock.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Equality Before the Law?

"Hate" crime one:
A churchgoer who left pork products outside a mosque during a hate campaign against Muslims has been put behind bars.

John White, 63, left rashers of bacon outside the religious building in South Shields, and similar products outside worshippers' homes.

'Such foul discrimination is offensive to all right minded people, regardless of their religious beliefs.'

But the judge said White, who lives near the mosque and has attended a church in the same street for over 30 years, must be kept in custody until he is sentenced in September.
So, White will be kept in prison until his sentence is passed in September - for 5 counts of "religiously aggravated harassment, alarm or distress."

Whilst I don't condone what he did, I'm convinced the courts have set far more dangerous and criminally minded people free to walk amongst us - is he really a huge threat to society?

"Hate" crime two:

A taxi driver ranted racial abuse outside a Jewish school after getting stuck in a traffic jam.

Taha Osman shrieked ‘All Jewish children must die!’ after his car was hemmed in by parents picking up pupils outside King David School in Crumpsall.

Two mums on the school run and a teaching assistant were singled out in a foul-mouthed and ‘frightening’ tirade witnessed by kids, Manchester Crown Court heard.

Osman – an Iraqi Kurd who has settled in Britain – also shouted that Jewish people were ‘animals’ who ‘should not be allowed in this country’.

Say what you like about this chap, but he certainly doesn't do irony, does he?
The 36-year-old denied causing religiously aggravated harassment, alarm or distress in a trial, but was found guilty by the jury.

The court heard Osman launched his tirade on October 5, after a traffic jam formed on Seymour Road outside King David School.

Osman was on his way to Tesco when he got stuck in the congestion lost his temper at the driver in front of him, Sigal Bar-Ilan.

Caroline Franks told the court that she had collected her children, aged four and six, from the school, when she saw him shouting at Mrs Bar-Ilan.

When Mrs Franks got out of her vehicle to help the woman manoeuvre her car, Osman screamed vile racial insults at them both.

Mrs Bar-Ilan said her daughter began to cry and her son asked ‘Why’s the man shouting at you mummy?’ She told the jury the incident ‘scared the hell out of my children and out of me’.

Mrs Franks said the abuse continued even after she got back in her car, and Joanne Cantor, a teaching assistant, said she was ‘shocked’ by the rant, which led the victims to contact people.

Sentencing Osman, of Roch Bank, Blackley, Judge Stockdale said that his language had been of the ‘utmost offensiveness’.

He added: “Your rant on that afternoon crossed the boundary between what would have been ill-mannered, foul-mouthed loutish behaviour into the territory of criminal behaviour.

So, White admitted the charges against him, wasn't actually threatening or abusive to anyone, and seems to be a man with mental health issues who bizarrely thought leaving pork outside a mosque was some sort of revenge for the poppy-burning protest held by Muslims in London on Remembrance Day last year.

Osman genuinely has a violent hatred for a certain section of British society, and seems to be a man whose temper is on a knife-edge, even around children - plus he denied the charges against him and had to be subject to an expensive trial.

What penalty did Osman receive?

Sentencing him to a community order, Judge David Stockdale QC said it was a ‘particularly nasty offence’ – but did not warrant a jail sentence.
Of course it didn't.

In fact, many would probably be surprised at just what doesn't "warrant a jail sentence" in New Britain. Just so long as you keep those packets of bacon to yourself, you can pretty much do what you like.

It really is beginning to look like some thought criminals are more equal than others, isn't it?

More Reasons to Shop at Morrisons

This story reaches us from Nottingham:

SUPERMARKET Morrisons has apologised after a Muslim family bought a tuna salad which contained ham.

The family from Carlton bought two pasta salads which were labelled as tuna salads from Morrisons in Netherfield last month.

But when they got home they discovered it was a ham salad.

It is against the family's religion to eat meat from a pig. The mum-of-two in the family, who did not want to be identified, complained to Morrisons about the mis-labelled food.

Fair enough. The salads were labelled wrongly, and most supermarkets would apologise and offer a refund or a replacement upon being informed of the mistake.

Ordinarily, of course, this might even be enough to absolve them of such a terrible sin.

She said: "My children and I have never eaten ham before so we didn't know what it looked like. But we realised straight away that it was not tuna in the salad and my children were very distraught."
Distraught? Why? Apart from anything else, the Koran makes it quite clear that ingesting pork by mistake is not haram.
She also said she was unhappy with the response she received from Morrisons.
Ah, now we're getting somewhere. Can someone hear supermarket tills ringing?

So, what was this slap in the face of a response?
She said: "I received a £15 gift voucher as an apology but this is not enough. Morrisons need to realise the damage they have done. If food is mis-labelled, people could have allergic reactions when picking produce they think is safe to eat."
These things happen, and under the circumstances I think Morrisons have been more than generous - a £15 gift voucher is more than most people would receive if they complained about something like this, unless they were particularly dogged about it.

I can't imagine the event making the local paper, either.

If she or one of her children actually had suffered an allergic reaction to the ham and died, then perhaps we could look at what Morrisons owe her family. As it is, absolutely nothing happened, except for something that is routine in supermarkets throughout Britain on a daily basis - so how much exactly would be "enough"?

She just wants to blow this out of all proportion because she's playing the extremely tattered, incredibly over-used Islamic victim card; she doesn't want to be treated like everyone else, but better than everyone else, because any offence is clearly far more grievous if committed against a Muslim.

How long before supermarkets in certain "enriched" parts of the country stop serving haram products at all, lest a terrible thing like this occur again?

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

7 Arrested for Gang Rape in Australia

From The Age:
SEVEN males have been charged with the gang rape of a woman in Bendigo.

Police allege the men unlawfully imprisoned and repeatedly raped the woman at a residence in Flora Hill early on Sunday.

Four of the men, Mohammad Zaoli, 21, Mohammed Elnour, 18, Aru Gar, 19, and Akoak Manon, 18, appeared via video link in the Bendigo Magistrates Court yesterday. They each face 17 charges, including 14 of rape. The other three accused are aged 14, 16 and 17 and cannot be named. They appeared in a children's court on the same 17 charges.

Zaoli, Elnour, Gar and Manon were remanded in custody until Friday when they were expected to seek bail. Their co-accused were expected to apply for bail in a children's court on the same day.

Friday, 24 December 2010

Happy Christmas

The Lambeth Walk will now be inactive for the holidays - posting will resume around the 2nd January 2011.

I would just like to take this opportunity to wish my readers and those who contribute here a very Merry Christmas and a happy, safe and prosperous New Year.

I would also like to pass on my thanks.

Thank you not only for reading and in some cases coming back after some very prolonged absences on my part, but thank you also for caring - for caring about what is happening to Britain and the West, for caring about freedom and all those victims who aren't deemed important enough to be given a voice of their own.

I know that this blog is often a very disheartening read, and we are approaching a time of goodwill; but I ask you to spend a brief moment thinking about those who have appeared in these posts over the last two years.

Those who will not be with us this year, those who have had their lives shattered in various ways, their friends and their families.

They deserve to be remembered when others, those who purport to be our protectors, look away and pretend they are invisible.

That is the main reason I began this blog, and that is why I intend to continue with it.

Have a wonderful Christmas, and I wish you all the best.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

A Portrait of a U.S. Customs & Border Protection Officer

Michael Ntiamoah, a Ghanan working as a federal law enforcement officer in Atlanta, has been arrested after shooting dead his wife and her new boyfriend:

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News has confirmed that a man accused of shooting and killing his estranged wife and her new boyfriend, is a federal law enforcement officer.

A spokeswoman for United States Customs and Border Protection said Michael Ntiamoah, 32, worked as a uniformed officer at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

"I guess people just snap and make horrible decisions," said one neighbor who didn't want to be identified. "I think it's something to be looked into really. I'm shocked that he was that much of a public official. I'm really shocked," she added.

Cobb County police said Ntiamoah showed up on Bexley Place early Saturday morning at the home of his estranged wife, Fatoumata Ntiamoah, and her new boyfriend, Mohamed Zaine.

Neighbors said they heard nearly 30 shots, and watched as Ntiamoah chased his wife down the street shooting at her. She died in a neighbor's driveway. Zaine was found inside their home.

"That feels less scary than a drug deal gone bad," said neighbor Rob Carswell. He was relieved to hear the shootings were a personal matter, but was concerned about Ntiamoah's job.

"What are the standards for becoming a law enforcement federal official? It's kind of scary and are we to the point where we're employing so many that we let standards slip? That's a big question," Carswell told Channel 2 Action News investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer.

The spokeswoman would not disclose Ntiamoah's specific duties or how long he'd been with the federal agency. Cobb police would not confirm whether his service weapon was used in the shootings, saying any description of the gun is considered evidence.

Customs and Border Protection officers are responsible for screening people and their belongings, along with cargo as they enter the country.

The agency would not release any information about whether the officer would be suspended pending his trial.

Ntiamoah is being held without bond at the Cobb County Jail.

Truly frightening.

I must say that the main thing I take away from this case (apart from the obvious) is the question:

Isn't it some sort of conflict of interest for an immigrant, particularly one from a Third World country with high rates of corruption, to serve as a Customs and Border Protection officer?

I assume the job would include interviewing people about their visas and their reasons for entering the U.S. at the airport.

What's worrying is that I'm now so used to news like this, so used to the madness of it all just being taken as normal, that that was genuinely my first question on the matter.

Still, I suppose he'll now be filling a prison cell that an American just wouldn't fill.

As for the question Robert Carswell raises in the article - is it that they're employing so many federal officers these days, or is it more that they have to tick so many boxes about celebrating diversity that the likes of Ntiamoah looks far better to a recruitment officer than he really should?

Hat tip: View from the Right.

Murder of American Woman by Palestinians May Have Been Initiation Into Terror Group

I wrote previously about the killing of Kristine Luken (also named by some sources as Christine Logan), who was stabbed to death by two Arab men whilst hiking near Jerusalem.

Her friend, an Israeli originally from Britain, survived the attack by playing dead.

Israeli authorities are now investigating whether or not the murder was part of an initiation into a terrorist group:

Israeli authorities are investigating the weekend stabbing death of an American woman in a forest outside Jerusalem as a possible initiation into a terrorist organization, sources close to the case tell FoxNews.com.

Kristine Luken, 44, of Sterling, Va., was killed Saturday while hiking with a friend and tour guide in the wooded hills outside Jerusalem.

Luken, who worked for Christ Church Jerusalem -- the oldest Protestant church in the Middle East -- was found dead with multiple stab wounds and her hands bound. Her friend, Kaye Susan Wilson, a naturalized Israeli from the U.K., was stabbed 12 times but managed to escape by pretending she was dead.

Wilson recounted the harrowing tale from her hospital bed Sunday, telling reporters that she and Luken were attacked by two Arab men with what looked like a bread knife.

While Israeli authorities are probing "all angles," sources close to the investigation told FoxNews.com that police are "seriously considering" the stabbing "an act of terrorism."

One source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the killers may have been "amateurs" and "young initiates" into a terror group.

"This may have been their first kill in order to give them a pass into some kind of terrorist group," the source said.

It surely can't be - we all know that the only thing standing in the way of peace in the Middle East is Israeli settlements!

Seriously though, cases such as this serve to give the world an insight into what ordinary Israelis face every day.

A Letter from a Flemish Mother

Gates of Vienna posted the following earlier, and I thought it was worth reproducing here.

In its way it does more to sum up the collective mental condition that has gripped the Western world than a thousand posts on blogs such as this one.

This letter was forwarded to a blogger on a Dutch news site. It was written by a woman in Antwerp to the mother of an imprisoned Moroccan criminal. The woman wrote the letter after seeing the criminal’s mother on a Flemish television news program.

Many thanks to Timo of the Dutch Defence League for the translation:
Dear Madam,

I saw your vehement protests in front of the TV cameras against the transfer of your son from a prison in Aarlen to a prison in Leuven. I heard your complaints about the distance that separates you from your son and the difficulties you have in visiting him.

I also noticed the media attention from journalists and reporters about other mothers in similar situations: they are defended by several organization for human rights and such.

I am also a mother, and I completely understand your protests and discontents. I want to join you in your battle because, as you will see, there is also a large distance between me and my son.

I work hard, earn less, and have the same financial difficulties in visiting my son. With a lot of effort I can reach him on Sundays, because I work all the other days, even Saturdays, and besides that I have my family duties towards my other children.

In case you didn’t understand it yet: I am the mother of the boy that was brutally slaughtered by your son, in the gas station he used to work for at night to pay for his studies and support his family.

I will visit him again next Sunday. While you hold your son in your arms and cuddle him, I shall only lay some flowers on his modest grave at the city cemetery.
Oh, and I almost forgot: you don’t have to worry, the state keeps a part of my lousy wage to pay for a new bed for your son, because he burned the two previous ones in his cell where he is doing time for the brutal crime he committed.

Finally, also as mothers, maybe we can contribute something to stop the inversion of human values. Human rights should only be there for the rightfully deserving.

So much for a letter from a grieving mother. Maybe this is something that we, in these dark days, should think about more often!

Man Stabbed by "Southerners" in Kiel

I've translated the following report from the Kieler Nachrichten, via Politically Incorrect.

In the German press, "southerner" is a term generally used to refer to Turks and Arabs:
According to the current investigation, the young man was on his way home at 4am. At the corner of Dammstraße and Fleethörn he met two men, who demanded his cash and mobile phone.

As he turned and ran, the assailants stabbed him in the shoulder and thigh. The victim managed to flee on foot across Hofstraße and make it inside his flat, where he tended to his bleeding injuries and alerted the emergency services.

The man, who had been drinking, was taken to the Uniklinikum where his stab wounds were treated.

The man said that the perpetrators were two Southerners. They were about 1.70 meters tall and 20 to 25 years old.

As one of the commentators at PI points out, both the thigh and shoulder contain major arteries - this is really a case of attempted murder being treated as attempted robbery and assault.

One wonders how many other such cases such as this go unremarked upon as they're downgraded in seriousness across Germany and the rest of Europe each evening.

Muslim Sentenced for False Claims Against Australian Policeman

A burka-clad Muslim woman who tried to ruin an Australian police officer's career by falsely accusing him of racism has been sentenced to 6 months in prison for making a false claim.

Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.

Man Beats Neighbour to Death with Snow Shovel in Schnellenbach

From The Local:
A dispute over snow-clearing reached a tragic end when a man beat his neighbour to death with a snow shovel in North Rhine-Westphalia, police said Tuesday.

In the town of Schnellenbach, a man named by daily Bild as Abdulbah I., 45, repeatedly hit his neighbour, 49-year-old Wolfgang K., with the shovel on Monday, according to police and the state prosecutor in Cologne.

Bild reported that the two men had repeatedly argued in recent days over whose responsibility it was to clear the snow on the common entrance to their properties. They were both shovelling snow yesterday afternoon when the attack happened about 1:30 pm Monday. A murder investigation has been established.

Abdulbah I. is married and a father of eight children, according to Bild. The victim was also a father.

The two men had been feuding for some time and had even gone before a court because of long-running disputes. The victim had to cross Abdulbah I.’s land to get to his own home, the Cologne daily Express reported. Wolfgang K. also reportedly often antagonized his murderer.

"Wolfgang provoked him frequently," a neighbour told Bild.
Oh, well if Wolfgang "provoked him frequently" he probably deserved to end up battered to death.

Perhaps he wasn't an enthusiastic celebrant of diversity?

We might never know.

***UPDATE 15:06***

The German blog Politically Incorrect has slightly more information. The killer, Abdulbah I., is Lebanese.

Wolfgang K. (above) had two children - Marco (17) and Jenny (13). They are now orphans, because around the same time last year their mother died of a heart attack.

Abdulbah struck Wolfgang several times on the head with the shovel, and he was dead when paramedics arrived on the scene.

Abdulbah has been remanded in custody and is claiming "diminished responsibility."

Monday, 20 December 2010

Somali Convicted of Rape in Södertälje

I have directly translated this case from Swedish (the original report, in Swedish, can be found here at the Politiskt Inkorrekt blog):
Politiskt Inkorrekt reported in mid-June this year the case of a woman with a light mental disability who was suspected to have been the victim of a rape in a lift located in the Galleria Luna in Södertälje.

The 49-year-old man who was accused worked as a teacher at a religious private school in Söderort, a school that later turned out to be a Muslim one.

Södertälje district court's ruling of July 22, 2010 (Case No. B 1571-10) acquitted the man of rape, but the sentence was later challenged by prosecutors. They have now challenged the ruling in the Swedish Court of Appeal, and have received a different judgment from the district court.

It was on 12 May that the woman, who walked with crutches, got into the same lift at Galleria Luna as the 49-year-old man. The man is accused by the woman of raping her. This must have happened while they travelled up and down in the lift, roughly two trips. The teacher has admitted that they have performed various sexual acts in the lift, but denies rape.

The 49-year-old teacher argues that the woman demanded sex, otherwise she would report him for rape. In addition, she wanted to have 200 Kroner for the sex acts, he claims. The district court acquitted the man because it was her word against his, but the Court of Appeal takes a different view. Three of the five members voted to convict the man of rape, the other two wanted an acquittal.

The 49-year-old Muslim teacher announced through his lawyer Dennis Harding that the ruling will be appealed at the Supreme Court. If the man will be allowed to maintain his employment as a teacher after that is not clear from the information.

For rape Swedish Court of Appeal sentenced Ahmed Mohamed Yusuf, born 1961-12-10 and a citizen of Somalia, to two years imprisonment and ordered him to pay 85 400 kroner in damages.

We see the usual pattern; it was all the infidel woman's fault, he was set up - and even when he is convicted and given a paltry sentence, he still won't accept it.

I note that deportation was not mentioned.

This Burglar Is Not a Burglar...

Meet Joseph Bascombe, 28.

Bascombe was part of a gang that burgled the house of 42 year old Charles Reid, stealing, among other things, the Distinguished Flying Cross which had been posthumously awarded to his grandfather during the Second World War.

Mr Reid, who has a nephew currently serving in Afghanistan, was understandably upset:
Mr Reid said in a statement read out in court: “One of the most upsetting issues was my grandfather’s medal, which has thankfully been returned. I was devastated when I found it had been stolen.”
The thieves, two of whom escaped and have not been traced, dropped a photograph of Mr Reid's grandfather Kenneth Foster at the scene, so he was convinced they would have realised the medal had sentimental value.

Not to worry though - Bascombe's defence has some words of comfort:

John Wolfson, defending, said Boscombe had admitted his crime on his first appearance at the magistrates court.

He said there was a ‘large degree of inevitability’ that he would receive a custodial sentence.

He said: “He is not as such a burglar, but a man who has had a long problem with drugs.”

It all becomes clear! This wasn't so much a burglary, but a little bit of an unauthorised boot sale.

It seems John Wolfson has missed his calling - he's not so much a lawyer, but a comedian. One we're no doubt paying for.

French Justice

Last week two cases were reported on in France which demonstrate the state of justice in modern Europe.

The first case saw the killers of Ilan Halimi, a French Jew who was brutally tortured to death by a gang of Muslim thugs calling themselves the barbarians, have their convictions upheld:

A French appeals court has upheld the convictions of 16 people for their roles in the 2006 kidnapping, torture and murder of a young French Jew - handing down sentences of up to 18 years in prison.

The appeals court in Creteil was hearing the appeals of defendants already convicted by a lower court into the slaying of Ilan Halimi, who was lured into their custody by a young woman, then sequestered and killed.

The ringleader, Youssouf Fofana, was not on trial in the proceedings that began Oct. 25: He chose not to appeal his conviction and life sentence. Fofana, a 28 year-old of Ivoirian origin, expressed no remorse and expressed defiance throughout his trial. On various occasions, he smirked at Halimi’s relatives, shouted "Allahu Akbar!" and at one point threw shoes at lawyers.

The 23-year-old Halimi was held captive for over three weeks. He was found naked, handcuffed and covered with burn marks near railway tracks south of Paris on Feb. 13, 2006. He died on the way to a hospital.

The case shocked France and turned a spotlight on anti-Semitic violence in the poor, multi-ethnic suburbs around many big French cities.

According to several members of the gang that abducted and murdered Halimi, he was targeted because he was Jewish and was therefore believed to have money.

It is truly unbelievable that only the ringleader received a life sentence; any of the others involved could have ended Ilan's misery and suffering anytime they liked, but chose not to.

In this case, I think the death penalty would have been more than justified for all involved. At least it's something, however, that their convictions were upheld. In the mad house that is modern Europe, nothing can be taken for granted.

The second case saw Thierry Deve-Oglou, a violent recidivist, sentenced to 22 years in prison for the attemtped rape and murder of Anne-Lorraine Schmitt:
Deve-Oglou is accused of murdering Anne-Lorraine Schmitt in November 2007. The young woman was on her way to meet her parents to go to church when she found herself alone with the "alleged" killer in a car of the Regional Express Rail. Armed with a knife he stabbed her thirty-four times, and though she fought back and managed to turn the knife on him, wounding him in the thigh, she died from massive internal bleeding.

Her father, Philippe Schmitt, vowed that her death would not be in vain, and set about to fight for tougher sentences, especially in cases of recidivism. Deve-Oglou had already served two years of a five year sentence for sexually abusing another young woman several years earlier. He was released before the five years were up, a common practice in France.
Tiberge also has more information on the killer's previous offence:
The alleged murderer of Anne-Lorraine Schmitt had already been convicted for attacking a student. But the courts had not found him to be particularly threatening. At the criminal court of Beauvais, attorney for the bar of Senlis, Isabelle Pfeiffer had defended Thierry Deve Oglou's first victim - a student raped on January 25, 1995.

Figaro - What was Deve Oglou accused of at his first trial?

Pfeiffer - The affair was strangely similar to the tragedy of November 25. My client, a brilliant student of literature, was a beautiful young woman, blond and elegant. One week-day afternoon, she found herself alone in a car of the RER D with Thierry Deve Oglou who took out an Opinel knife and forced her to perform fellatio. With the aid of the railroad police patrols she was able to find the man who immediately admitted the act. Since it was his first rape, the examining judge proposed to send the case to "correctional" court, as if it were a matter of a sexual aggression. I remember that my client had replied: "I am not vindictive, but I very much want this man to be judged in criminal court ("assises")

Note: "Correctional" court tries lesser crimes. "Assises" greater crimes.

Figaro - The sentence passed down - five years, two without parole - seems lenient. Can you explain why?

Pfeiffer - First of all the facts had been minimized by the court, as if being forced to perform fellatio were not a real rape. Then Deve Oglou appeared to be an unfortunate guy, frustrated but not evil, who had yielded to an impulse, but was sorry. A salesman at the Bon Marché, he didn't have a girlfriend but admitted to having at times frequented prostitutes in Paris. At the trial he was surrounded by a family of Armenian origin, simple and modest, who had spontaneously paid for the damages. Everybody, including the experts, seemed to feel that there was no risk of repetition. For her part, my client appeared full of compassion and said with great generosity: "I know that this man risks 20 years of prison, but I do not seek vengeance. What I want, is to leave it up to you to decide upon the fair penalty." At the time, she was not shocked by the verdict.
The case has led to a debate amongst some French blogs and media outlets about length of sentences, recidivism - but any mention of the death penalty has seemingly been completely cut off as beyond the pale.

It seems once again, the criminal, no matter how brutal, repulsive or cowardly, will always get more consideration than the victim. It has always been my view, however, that the more savage elements we let in to walk amongst us, the more savage we will end up having to be to control them.

Soft justice might work in small, homogenous nations, but it won't work in an increasingly dangerous, atomised place like France.

Deve-Oglou's second chance cost Anne-Lorraine her life. It's a shame such things seem to mean very little to our elites.

I just worry about how many more such victims there will be.

Hat tip: GalliaWatch.

32% of Muslim Students in Britain Support Killing for Islam

As another wave of anti-terror raids took place across the United Kingdom this morning, twelve men were taken into custody for questioning across Cardiff, Stoke-on-Trent and London.

It's only a matter of time before a smug Muslim cleric or politician appears on television, informing us that the "extremists" are a tiny minority and Islam is in fact a religion of peace, etc etc.

Well, the Vancouver Examiner has an interesting story:
32% of British Muslim students support killing for Islam; 40% want Sharia Law. If the way young Muslims in Britain are feeling is any indication for America’s own Muslim community, then America better beware. According to a new survey done at 30 universities in Britain, the young Muslim student body in that country is extremely radicalized.

The poll asked 600 Muslim students and 800 of their non-Muslim peers about politically touchy subjects like killing in the name of Islam and Sharia Law—and the results were like night and day between the two demographics. While hardly anyone in the non-Muslim sample accepted killing in the name of religion, basically one-third of all Muslim students in Britain supported this.

Other results in the pro-Islamist survey results are also troublesome. For instance, more than half of all British Muslim students insist on being represented by a political party that is Islam-based.
Hmm, I'm sure our future is just rosy - remember, diversity is our greatest strength! Just close your eyes and repeat that enough times, and everything should just work out.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Largest Mosque in Holland Inaugurated - Police Denied Pork in Ijsseland

It seems some confusion reigns over the treatment of Muslims and the current status of Islam in The Netherlands.

According to the following article, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was a confident creed in ascendancy:

The Essalam mosque, which is the largest in the Netherlands and one of the largest in Western Europe, has been inaugurated in Rotterdam.

The mosque was officially opened by Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb and Alderman Hamit Karakus (Housing and Town Planning) of the Rotterdam municipality. They, respectively Moroccan and Turkish, are Muslims themselves. Among the invited guests were the ambassadors of Dubai and Morocco, reported the Dutch English-language media NIS News.

The construction of the Essalam mosque, which offers space for 1 500 Muslims, took seven years and cost EUR 4 M. The new mosque, built in a traditional style with 50-meter minarets, is the biggest Islamic house of prayer in the Netherlands and one of the biggest in Western Europe.

The construction of the mosque did not go without trouble over concerns of the foreign funding much of which came from the Maktoum Charity Foundation of Dubai sheikh Hamad bih Rashid al-Maktoum, who also has placed his followers on the mosque management board.

Much opposition to the building existed in the years past, among others among the local population. Construction was halted for months several times.

Rotterdam city council threatened to withdraw the building permit, mainly under pressure from Liveable Rotterdam, the biggest party among white Rotterdammers. As well, a portion of the Moroccan Muslims who would make use of the mosque did not want the intervention from Dubai, NIS News points out.

So, the objections of the pesky Dutch locals were overcome, and the largest mosque in western Europe now stands in Rotterdam. You'll note that Rotterdam's Moroccan mayor was in attendance at the opening ceremony, along with many Muslim dignitaries.

Can this be right? Perhaps our eyes deceive us, because according to the leader of the Dutch Labour Party (PvdA), Job Cohen, Muslims in The Netherlands are "excluded like 1930s Jews":

Muslims are excluded from present-day Dutch society, as also happened with Jews in the 1930s, in the view of Labour (PvdA) leader Job Cohen.

Cohen drew the controversial comparison in an interview with Vrij Nederlands weekly. He links his views to the rise of Geert Wilders. In reaction, the Party for Freedom (PVV) leader rejected Cohen's criticism as "disgusting."

Cohen, himself Jewish, recounts how his mother experienced around the time of the outbreak of the Second World War that Jews were slowly being excluded. He also sees this alienation now in society.

Yes, I'm sure his mother would be able to recall grand new synagogues being opened at around the same time, whilst Jewish mayors crowed in triumph about steam-rolling over the wishes of the majority - or, not.

Perhaps she might get some unpleasant flashbacks if she walked down the street in many Dutch cities and encountered some of these poor, excluded "youths," however.

It's strange because I don't see Muslims in The Netherlands being excluded - I see their every whim being catered for.

Take the following case from Ijsseland:

The Ijsseland regional police force supplies only pork-free lunches boxes, in order to take Muslims into consideration.

At first they offered both halal and regular lunch boxes. "But that didn't work," says a spokesperson. There weren't enough, or they didn't get to the right people. "We want to be a diverse force, therefore we take each other into consideration."

Lunch boxes are usually given out only during large-scale police operations. "More police forces do it this way."

Yes, they "want a diverse force" - so actual Dutch officers can just do as they're told and shut up about it.

Sounds like a real anti-immigrant dystopia, doesn't it?

It seems to me the only thing likely to turn Dutch people away from being inclusive is the special treatment many immigrants get, and the behaviour they display towards the natives in return.

Either way, to compare the situation with what Jews went through in the 1930s is very offensive - to the Jews.

Hat tip: Islam in Europe.

SVP's Oskar Freysinger Narrowly Avoids Assassination in Paris

Oskar Freysinger of the Swiss People's Party had a lucky escape at an anti-Islamisation conference in Paris this weekend.

Security intercepted a man with a knife who claimed to be seeking to kill him.

From Le Post:
Oskar Freysinger narrowly avoided a knife attack at a conference in Paris and called "Focus against the Islamization of Europe."

The Swiss politician was invited to speak on the Swiss model of direct democracy.

The holding of this meeting had already caused controversy this week.

The mayor of Paris in particular had requested the ban.

Oskar Freysinger was said to be "cool" after the incident. "I held the knife in my hands. This weapon was intended to kill, "he said.

Earlier in the conference room, Oskar Freysinger was welcomed as a hero and cheered as the man who brought down the minarets.

Outside the hall, some 200 opponents protested against this anti-Islam rally. The demonstration dispersed peacefully at midday.
Below is a video of the "peaceful" protesters - one is holding an Islamic banner that she exclaims will "soon be at the Elysee Palace."

Preaching the Koran in Scandinavia

It's not Muslims doing the preaching, however - in Norway it is a vicar, and in Sweden it is a teacher.

The first example is from Ellingsrud, Oslo:
The Oslo district Elllingsrud has faced a commotion after minister Clara Vogl of Ellingsrud's church announced that she intends to read from the Koran to school children for julgudstjänst [a traditional Scandinavian Christmas service]. Initially, the priest thought that the children themselves would read the Koran, but the reactions have been so strong that she opted instead to read from it herself.

The move has brought strong reactions from parents. They say that they will not allow this and are upset that no information was given to parents in advance, either at school or church. Elisabeth Sjølie, who has children in school, says:

I do not mind that my children may learn about Islam, but I do not accept that she must preach the Koran, without my knowing it. Would you have forced Muslim children to read from the Bible during a major Islamic festival? I think this unlikely.

She adds that she and her children will be seeking to be relieved from the Norwegian Church as she no longer feels any confidence in this institution.

I must say, I find that reaction very pleasing. Elisabeth Sjolie perfectly sums up the double standards at play here; it is always the Norwegians who must adapt and be tolerant, never the Muslims.

There is a clear difference between learning objectively about other religions and having their holy tracts preached without qualification - for I imagine Clara Vogl sits very firmly in the "Islam is a religion of peace" camp, despite all evidence to the contrary.

The second example is from Sweden:

IN Torskolans nursery group, the children heard passages from the Koran.

- And that's why Jesus' mother and father had to go to Bethlehem.

- And now let's hear what the Quran says, Helen Sandberg Heed says to the play group from Tor school that meets in the library, whilst standing over the nativity scene.

With the help of small dolls Sandberg Heed tells the kids about the similarities and differences in the stories of Jesus in the Bible and the Koran.

- We are doing this because we have Muslim children in our communities. This story illustrates our common heritage, "says Helen Sandberg Heed.

- Today it's more important to highlight the joint where everyone is only talking about contradictions.

That's one way of looking at it. Another is that these people want to deconstruct traditional Swedish culture for their own ends.

Whilst some are so enthusiastic about what the Koran says, it seems fewer and fewer Swedish teachers have much time for what the Bible says - or even the cultural traditions reserved for Christmas time:
There will be no traditional julavslutning for Furubergs school children in Träslöv church - the priest wanted to say a prayer for the students, something that the school deemed "not appropriate".

"The reason is that the priest said he wants to say a prayer and a blessing over the children. We are satisfied that this is not okay," said Dan Randelid, one of the Furubergs School's two principals.

According to Randelid, the rules are clear - the school may not participate in anything with a "confessional element," and several judgments of the Schools Inspectorate confirms this. This was also the reason that the school contacted the church and the priest, Ola Bjervås, and asked if holding julavslutning in the church but without religious elements would be possible.

After Ola Bjervås declined, the school moved the entire thing to an auditorium. Perhaps the most extraordinary thing about the whole affair is the reaction of Bjervås, the vicar:

- We are very sad, not least because of the children. I can understand it, we live in a multicultural society, but it is a pity, for the reason we celebrate Christmas is based of course on Christian traditions. And it does not do children any harm.

This, I will remind you, comes from a vicar. If that half-hearted concession constitutes defending tradition, then I really don't hold out much hope for Sweden.

Hat tip: Politiskt Inkorrekt.

Islamic Zikr Inserted into Virginia Glee Club's Christmas Concert

An attempt to be politically correct upset some concert-goers in Virginia (via Weasel Zippers):

My husband and I attended the Virginia Glee Club’s annual Christmas Concert held at the Paramount. We thoroughly enjoyed this concert under the expert direction of Frank Albinder, with one exception.

The program was advertised as a Christmas concert, so we were surprised to see one of his selections, “Zikr.” This song has nothing to do with Christmas. It is a Muslim chant to their God. I think it is disingenuous to insert an Islamic chant, however good and exciting the music, which is the antithesis of Christian music.

Zikr reminds Muslims to remember their God — Allah, who is not the God of the Christians. We celebrate at Christmas the biblical view of God — that he is one in three persons: God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit. To give recognition to the Muslim’s God by putting this devotional chant along side Christian songs is totally inappropriate. Would a Ramadan celebration include a Christmas song?

The God of the Koran does not recognize Jesus Christ as the Son of God the Father who came to earth to save us from our sins. Was this chant included for the purpose of political correctness?

Mr. Albinder does an outstanding job every year as the Glee Club conductor. I just hope he is more sensitive to his audience next year.

Once again, one can imagine what would happen if a traditional Christian hymn was inserted into an Islamic festival.

About the Virginia Glee Club, whose motto is “Virginia’s Messengers of Harmony, Love and Brotherhood Since 1871″ and their concert :

The 70th annual Christmas Concerts by the Virginia Glee Club will be presented at 8 tonight in Cabell Hall Auditorium and 8 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Paramount Theater. The men of UVa’s oldest musical organization will perform Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria,” a traditional audience favorite, and a variety of carols and compositions from around the world. Expect a few musical surprises.

Musical surprises such as lauding an alien god representing a faith which seems to cause nothing but death and suffering, all in the name of political correctness.

Spanish Teacher Investigated for Mentioning Ham

Tea & Politics reports on an astounding case from Spain:

According to the account of the facts, the teacher was explaining the different climates in a geography class and cited the village of Trevelez due to its cold and dry climate. According to the newspaper account, ”as a story, the teacher told his students that such a climate was conducive to making hams

Then the student asked the teacher not to speak of hams since it offended him, because he was a Muslim. “

The teacher told the students that in his classes, he did not consider the religion of their students, but apparently the family did not stay at home when they learned the facts, to the extent that they went to the National Police to file a complaint without speaking in advance with the teacher.

According to ”El Diario de Cádiz“, the teacher “is accused of being the author of an alleged crime of abuse of workers, also alleging racist and xenophobic motives. “His school colleagues can’t believe what has happened and speak about the impeccable record of teaching reported."

The fact is, pork is a normal food throughout Christian Europe. Mentioning it is not an attempt to slyly offend a passing Muslim - but there's good money to be made if you're on the right side of the victim industry.

Complaints like this simply cannot be serious - this is an attempt to dominate and humiliate mainstream Spanish society.

In other words, to take them back several hundred years to the status of mere dhimmis in their own land. This time it seems it will be imposed by Spanish police and courts, before Muslim swords.

7 Hunters Shot Dead in Southern Russia

From the Kyiv Post:
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia — Russian police say seven hunters and forest rangers have been shot dead in a wooded area in the volatile Caucasus region.

A police official who declined to be named because the investigation is still at an early stage said Saturday's shooting occurred in the province of Kabardino-Balkaria. Police said all victims had two to four gunshot wounds to the head.

In November 2007, the bodies of nine hunters and forest rangers were found in the same stretch of woodland. Police at the time said they had inadvertently strayed into the territory of militant Islamists who take shelter in the forests of the Caucasus and were killed by them.

Like other Caucasus regions near Chechnya, Kabardino-Balkaria has been plagued with insurgent violence in recent years.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Female Tour Guide "Stabbed by Arabs" in Israel *UPDATED*

From Y Net News:
A 46-year old tourist from the US was found bound Saturday evening near Beit-Shemesh, suffering from knife wounds in the stomach and chest.

The woman, who says she was attacked by two Arabs, succeeded in seeking medical attention at the edge of the town in which she was assaulted though her hands were bound. She was hospitalized in critical condition.

Police have launched a search for the culprits.
Haaretz, however, identifies the woman as an Israeli:

A woman in her 40s was stabbed Saturday while she was hiking in a mountainous area in the outskirts of Jerusalem.

The woman arrived in a nearby town, Moshav Mata, with her hands tied and bleeding from her chest and back. She told people in the town that she had been stabbed by two Arab men while she was hiking in a valley nearby.

Magen David Adom ambulance services arrived at the scene and transferred her to Jerusalem's Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital in serious condition, where her condition improved later to moderate and stable.

***UPDATE 19:10*** Y Net News has updated the story - the stabbed woman appears to be an Israeli tour guide. Her friend is still missing, and police are looking into the possibility that she has been kidnapped:

Police have launched a search in the forested hills surrounding Jerusalem.

The incident occurred, according to the wounded guide, after she and her friend ended a trip to a winery by hiking in the nearby riverbed.

On their way back they were attacked by two Arab youths, who stabbed them, she said. She succeeded in escaping their clutches, and made her way to a nearby road where, bleeding profusely, she sought help.

Police Commander Aharon Franco told reporters that security forces were streaming into the area to search for the hiker, who has been missing for three hours.

"We succeeded in getting a description of the assailants from the tour guide before she was taken to the hospital," Franco said.

"Right now we know nothing about (the missing woman). The victim gave us a description and we are conducting the search accordingly. We don't know much about the two assailants either."

***UPDATE 19/12/10***

Haaretz reports that the woman who was stabbed but escaped is an Israeli originally from Britain.

Her missing American friend, feared kidnapped by their Arab assailants, has been found dead:

Israeli security forces early Sunday found the body of Christine Logan, an American tourist woman feared kidnapped by Arab assailants while hiking with a friend near Jerusalem the day before.

Logan's friend, 46-year-old Kaye Susan Wilson, was hospitalized after she managed to escape her attackers despite multiple stab wounds and her hands tied behind her back.

Wilson, an immigrant from the United Kingdom who now resides in a Jerusalem-area community, told paramedics and police officers that she and Logan were assaulted by two Arab men while hiking at Khirbet Hanut, an archaeological site near Beit Shemesh.

Wislon said that she pretended to be dead to escape further attack and then managed to flee the scene and reach the road; Logan did not. After speaking briefly to investigators, Wilson was taken to the Hadassah University Hospital, where her condition was reported to be stable.

Police identified Logan's body early Sunday and are continuing to focus their investigation on the circumstances of the incident and searching after the perpetrators. Jerusalem District Police Chief Aharon Franco said on Saturday that the investigation would not rule out the possibility of the incident having been a terrorist attack.

***UPDATE 20/12/10***

The attack is now being described by the Israeli police as "politically motivated":
An attack on two women that left an American tourist dead and the other in hospital with several knife wounds appears to have been politically motivated, Israeli police said Sunday.

Wilson told Israeli media that she and Logan were hiking in the hills southwest of Jerusalem Saturday when they were approached by two Arab men. She said the men asked them for water, and then she and her friend walked away.

When the women headed back to the main trail, they were suddenly and brutally attacked.

"It all happened so fast. They came and attacked us," Wilson, 46, told reporters.

She said one of the men took out a large knife -- "like a bread knife with a serrated edge," Wilson said -- and the men began to stab them.

"It was clear that they came to kill," she added. "Who carries around a knife like that?"

At one point, Wilson said one of her attackers took a Star of David chain off her neck, "then turned me around and stabbed in the place where the Star of David had been."

Inciting Holy War in New Zealand

From Stuff.co.nz:

Muslims at New Zealand's largest mosque claim its Pakistani imam taught jihad or holy war and preached on the need for men to make as many babies as they could with burqa-wearing women.

Muslims involved claim imam or mufti Abdul Qadir Siddiquei preached jihad against members of Islamic sects he did not approve of and ran a madrasa or school for boys on jihad at the mosque.

The allegations of preaching jihad and of the madrasa emerged in speeches and pamphlets as around 200 Muslims gathered in thewomen's room at Auckland's Jamia Musjid Al-Mustafa mosque on Thursday night.

Police intervened amid tense scenes as members fronted up to each other and at times wrestled and abused one another.

The extremist claims were based on four YouTube video recordings of speeches that are now removed from the website.

The mosque, which has more than a 1000 followers, has united various Sunni sects and Pakistani and Indo-Fijian Muslims, who combined to pay for the building.

Also known as the South Auckland Islamic Centre, it is the most influential mainstream mosque in New Zealand and Fiji.


Mr Karim said he saw the videos and heard some teachings, calling them "half way to jihad". He claimed the imam wanted Muslims from other sects killed.

"He said people from Fiji were not knowledgeable, then he started saying get all the women who wear the burques, have sex with them and have babies with them."

More on the Hamas Birthday Celebrations

From al-Arabiya:
The Palestinians have time in their fight for a state, and Hamas is committed to observing a truce with Israel as it builds a nation, senior Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar told AFP.

“We are not in a hurry to buy or to sell our national interest because this is not the proper market,” he told AFP during a wide-ranging interview conducted in the expansive living room of his Gaza City home.

Zahar derided peace talks as a waste of time, heaping scorn on Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas for engaging in negotiations, and ruled out recognition of Israel.

But he also stressed Hamas has no plans to launch new attacks on the Jewish state and was instead focusing its efforts on state-building and providing an example of honest Palestinian governance.

“We are not saying ‘wait’ because we are not just sitting here,” he said. “We are reconstructing everything… For the first time, we are really administrating real progress in different ways, on all kinds of things.”

“We are giving a good example of purified administration,” he added.

They are indeed administering real progress - mainly in the field of enforcing Sharia law, with a good example of an administration purified of all elements that are politically or religiously suspect - all of it funded by Western and Israeli taxpayers or organised crime.

As for that "truce" - well, it will only last until they think they're strong enough to strike again, or until other time that suits them.

Sentiments such as these still remain perfectly normal in the Hamas-run media:

And via Israelly Cool:

Whatever the useful idiots at the BBC say, I can't see them giving peace a chance anytime soon.

Hat tip: Tundra Tabloids & Israelly Cool.

Muslim Cuts Out Daughter's Heart Whilst Chanting Koran Verses - in Clapton

From the Daily Mail:

A mother has been arrested after a four year old girl was found stabbed to death with her heart and other organs cut out and strewn around her flat.

Muslim mother Shayna Bharuchi, 35, was allegedly sitting in a her kitchen chanting verses of the Koran as her daughter Nusayba's disembowelled corpse lay next to her.

The little girl's heart and other organs were found in different rooms around the flat in Clapton, east London.

Police suspect she she carried out the killing as a religious offering as she listened to the Muslim holy book on an MP3 player at full volume.
Yesterday another shocked resident, a mum in her 30s, said the mother always wore a black headscarf with a veil.

She added: 'Usually you could only see her eyes.
After a comment from Kit, I have decided to compare this article with the BBC's coverage of the same incident:
A four-year-old girl has been found dead at an address on an east London housing estate.

The child's body was discovered at a property on Elderfield Road, Clapton, at about 1530 GMT on Thursday after reports of a knife incident.

A woman, 36, believed to be the girl's mother, has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act after being arrested on suspicion of the girl's murder

A post-mortem examination is due to be held later in Poplar, east London.

Police said next of kin had been informed but formal identification has yet to take place.

The girl was pronounced dead at the scene, an address on the Chatsworth Estate.

The Scotland Yard unit which deals with child abuse is leading the murder inquiry.
Now that's journalism! Nothing at all to do with the Religion of Peace according to Auntie, then.

I'm sure if certain other creeds had been involved, their reluctance to comment might not have been quite so pronounced.

Australian Preadators Arrested in New Zealand...

From Stuff.co.nz:

One Australian man has been jailed while another has walked from court after they had sex with a 14-year-old girl they met via the MySpace Internet site.

The Victorian County Court heard Steven Hondros, 19, contacted the victim and her friend through the Internet social networking site MySpace.

Hondros and his friend Ravinder Singh, 31, later picked up the victim and her friend from a train station before going to Singh's home in suburban Lalor in September last year.

The girls had been drinking from a bottle of alcohol in Singh's car and after they arrived at Singh's house, Singh had consensual sex with the 14-year-old girl.

Hondros also had consensual sex with her.

The court was told the victim had told Hondros earlier that day she was under 16.


Judge Sexton said the law was intended to protect young girls too immature to make proper choices about sexual activity and deal with the consequences.

For this reason the law protected them from themselves and adults who may take advantage of them, she said.

Judge Sexton said the victim was now suffering from the emotional impact of having sex with the accused, despite it being consensual.

She said she had nightmares and her confidence had deteriorated.

"She gets upset, feels guilty, has difficulty sleeping and trouble concentrating at school," Judge Sexton said.

Singh, who pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual penetration of a child under 16, was sentenced to two and a half years' jail, to serve a minimum of 10 months.

The judge acknowledged his tragic personal history and that his judgment at the time of his offending was impaired due to post traumatic stress disorder.

Hondros, of Thomastown, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual penetration of a child under 16.

He received a wholly suspended 15-month jail term after the judge found there were exceptional circumstances in his case including his youth, admissions, willingness to give evidence against his co-accused, and the narrow age gap between him and his victim.

I've never understood men being treated lightly in cases such as this because they have a "tragic personal history" - does making sure some other poor unfortunate does alleviate that in some way?

Friday, 17 December 2010

Another Soft Sentence in Victoria

An astonishing case from Australia:
A JUDGE who allowed six men involved in a vicious assault to walk free from court has been told by the victim's father, "you've got no balls".

Archie Dalli lashed out at County Court Judge James Montgomery for sentencing his son's attackers to community based orders instead of jail.

"Is that it? Is that it?" Mr Dalli yelled after Judge Montgomery had finished reading his sentence.

The six men smirked after the judge left the bench, provoking a tense exchange of insults with Mr Dalli’s family.

Victim Aaron Dalli was 18 when he was set upon by up to 10 men in May 2006 outside Fix Bar in Docklands. After a verbal stoush inside the venue, Mr Dalli was punched, kicked and stomped on as he lay unconscious.

He was lucky to survive the nasty attack, which left him brain damaged and struggling to walk.

Three of the six admitted assaulting Mr Dalli, while three others confessed to attacking three other victims.

Sinan Cekuc, 20, assaulted Mr Dalli inside the club while Orhan Bekar, 24, hit Mr Dalli inside the club before punching another patron outside.

Both men pleaded guilty to recklessly causing injury, assault and affray and were sentenced to serve 150 hours of unpaid community work as part of a one-year community based order, pay a $1000 fine and serve a six-month wholly suspended jail term.

Okan Yoruden, 23, was among a group of men who chased Mr Dalli and set upon him in a gang with Yoruden stomping on his stomach. He pleaded guilty to assault and affray and was ordered to serve 150 hours of unpaid community work and a six-month suspended jail term.

The remaining three, Yusuf Kilic, 24, Emrah Aslan, 24, and John Yussef, 23, pleaded guilty to charges of affray and assault. They were sentenced to serve 150 hours of unpaid community work and pay a $1000 fine.

Four more men are due to face a County Court trial next year.

So, they beat a young man to within an inch of his life in a cowardly gang attack, leave him brain damaged, show absolutely no remorse - and simply walk away from court laughing?

No wonder Mr Dalli was angry; aren't judges supposed to protect the decent and law-abiding rather than the criminals?

If this crime wasn't serious, then what is considered serious in Australia?

I'm guessing that if one of these savages had been beaten by a gang of white men, the judge would have been falling over himself in an effort to appear tough and make an example of them.

Absolutely sickening.

Hat tip: Crusader Rabbit.