Australian Court Convicts Four Men For Sharia Flogging Of Fellow Muslim

260px-PelourinhoIn Australia, there is an interesting case involving Sharia. Increasingly, Muslims in Western nations are turning to Sharia justice as opposed to conventional courts to address family and personal problems. In the case of Muslim convert Christian Martinez, he sought punishment and forgiveness from his Muslim religious mentor, Wassam Faayad, for drinking and taking drugs. Faayad and his associates proceeded to give him some old-fashioned Sharia justice with an electrical cord. Then Martinez changed his mind but the beating continued. Now four Muslim men are convicted of assault in a Sharia version of “no, means no.”

The four men broke into Martinez’s house to whip him 40 times with an electrical cord in compliance with Islamic law. Martinez had consented to the punishment with three men holding him down while Faayad flogged him. In the midst of the flogging, Martinez cried out for them to stop but they continued.

The judge ruled that Martinez had withdrawn his consent. The judge added that he doubted he had given informed consent to begin with.

That raises the question of whether the beating would be lawful if he had properly consented. Clearly people can consent to be beaten by a dominatrix for pleasure and can engage in sports involving physical harm like boxing and football. However, this is a flogging with an electrical cord that could cause serious injury to the individual. In torts, a party cannot consent to an act that is unlawful or criminal.

All four men have been found guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company.

Source: ABC

22 thoughts on “Australian Court Convicts Four Men For Sharia Flogging Of Fellow Muslim”

  1. Mel Jo, I don’t think so. If they are beating the kids in the States its breaking the law. We all know thats true in public school. I’d need some provable specifics to believe that is not so in private schools. Now I did grow up in British Uganda, prep school in British Tanganyika, high school in southern England. I got wacked a lot more in Tanganyika with the Rosminian monks, versus the Benedictine monks (of ‘spare the rod & spoil the child’ infamy) in the UK. Ironically I only got wacked once a term in Benedictine ‘care’. Two decades later they had decided to close the school because the dicipline master, R H Palmer, could not keep his beating hands off the kids & it was illegal to do that by then. They kept the monastry & turned the brick & sandstone school (early 20th century but Renaisance style) into upscale condo’s. Personally, I think its one advance we made in the 20th century. We still have genocide popping up around the globe, but most western countries don’t beat the children like they used to. It did me no good. I did not learn poetry better; quite the opposite on memory. No improvement there until I got to try Dianetics. I did get a stutter I got rid of later, easily traced to the poetry beatings in the wilds of Tanganyika.
    Why does Beldar want to send someone to India?! I didn’t see he was from there & deportation would have to be repeated violations by a non citizen. If Beldar is a Conehead, perhaps he wants a free trip to Andromeda!

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