I am not convinced our immigration and refugee policies take enough note of cultural clashes, and once again the problem lies not with Buddhists or Sikhs.
From today’s papers:
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.
Also from today’s papers:
The mother, who can’t be named, and retired nurse Kubra Magennis became the first people in NSW to stand trial for female genital mutilation, accused in Parramatta Local Court yesterday of performing the circumcision ritual on the mother’s daughters, aged 6 and 7…
Sheik Shabbir Vaziri is charged with being an accessory to the circumcision ritual, allegedly telling locals to lie to police about the prevalence of female genital mutilation in the community.
Also from today’s papers, and, true, we do not know the ethnic identity of the shooters, even if we know a common factor to many such reports from that part of Sydney:
BLOOD has been found in a western Sydney street where several shots were fired.Â Residents in Green Valley told police they heard gunshots and a vehicle speeding away on Friday night.