Remarkably, this is theÂ first prison sentenceÂ given to anyone involved in last year’s Islamic riots:
A rioter who was in the middle of every aggressive confrontation with police during last year’s violent Muslim protests in the Sydney CBD has been sent to prison for more than four years.
And a magistrate said she would have sent father-of-one Mahmoud Eid, 26, to jail for even longer if she was allowed.
Well done, Deputy Chief Magistrate Jane Culver. Mr Eid’s antics included general rioting, kicking a police dog and shoving a female police officer to the ground. Here’s Eid’s lawyer:
Elie Rahme said his client was a man who clearly struggled to “control his emotions” and “express his feeling passively”.
“He joined a mob which, it appeared, had similar people in it who wereÂ poor in expressing their emotions and poor at expressing their feelings,” he said.
To the contrary, this “mob” of “similar people” seem to express themselves very clearly.
This judge doesn’t take any shiite: