From The Herald Sun Down Under:
A MUSLIM man is believed to be the first in Australia to have been granted a judge-only trial on the ground a jury may have been biased because of his religious beliefs.
The decision can be revealed after Ismail Belghar, 36, yesterday pleaded guilty to detaining and assaulting his sister-in-law after she “dared” to take his wife of 11 years to the beach without his permission.
The prosecution was not happy with the judge supporting Mr Belghar’s view that he could not get a fair trial from 12 Aussie citizens:
The Crown appealed, arguing if Judge Solomon was correct every Muslim would be entitled to a judge-only trial.
Or at least an infidel-free jury.
(PS For those interested in the west’s incremental Islamization, I’ve written the foreword to Geert Wilders’ new book, Marked For Death.)