May 08, 2012
Aussies Too Biased To Try Muslims?
Gee, whatever would cause them to be so biased? He was only exercising his religious belief that he had absolute authority over his wife, so he had every right to violently assault and threaten his sister-in-law for (Oh, the humanity!) taking his wife to the beach.
ISMAIL Belghar is believed to be the first Muslim in Australia to be granted a judge-only trial on the grounds that a jury may be biased because of his religious beliefs.
The decision in the New South Wales District Court can be revealed after Belghar, 36, yesterday pleaded guilty to detaining and assaulting his sister-in-law after she "dared" to take his wife to the beach without his permission.
The court had heard Belghar, who has been married to his wife for 11 years, became aware she had been to the beach in late 2009 because her shoulders were slightly sunburned.
He rang his sister-in-law and said: "You slut, how dare you take my wife to the beach."
Just before Christmas, 2009, Ms Kokden came face to face with Belghar while out shopping with her brother at the Broadway Shopping Centre.
Belghar slapped her across the face then carried her to the railing around the car park where he held her out over it.
Belghar was originally charged with attempted murder when he forced his sister-in-law over a railing four stories above the ground. The woman's brother saved her when he tackled Belghar. But the charges were later reduced to assault and illegally detaining her.