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Four Muslims found guilty of enforcing sharia law…in Australia


Creeping Sharia

via Four men found guilty of sharia law whipping | The Australian.

The Sydney case is believed to be the first in an Australian court relating to such punishment being meted out under the pretext of sharia, or Islamic law.

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 religious mentor, Wasim Fayed, was accused of carrying out the whipping as punishment under sharia, 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 in company and stealing.

Raad also faced two charges of intimidation.

In Burwood Local Court today, Magistrate Brian Maloney found the offences proved.

He noted that the prosecution had stated it was not…

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