Rioting headbanger refuses to stand up in court
A man accused of rioting during last year’s Sydney Muslim protests has himself been read the ‘riot act’ by a magistrate. Jodie Speers reports that Mohammad Issai Issaka refused to stand up in court claiming it was against his religion.
Miranda Devine defends the magistrateÂ who dealt with the Muslim man who refused to stand for her in court.
Devine blames the legal culture for making it difficult to punish such contempt. But the culture cannot change until one individual starts to push. I want that individual to be the magistrate, not the defendant.