Via Jihad Watch: Muslim attorney in the Netherlands refuses to rise when judge enters:
Mohammed Enaït refuses to rise for Dutch judges — a clear indication that he does not respect them, or the system of law they represent. He respects only the law he considers to be divine law, the Sharia, and is no doubt working to bring about its triumph.
THE HAGUE – Mohammed Enaït, the ’sitting attorney’ still refuses to rise for the court when it comes in session. He will continue to do so even if he were to be reprimanded by the Council of Discipline. He is prepared to continue litigating up to the European Court of Human Rights. [oooooh……] This, at least, is what the lawyer from Rotterdam told the Council of Discipline, the Dutch Order of Advocates’ internal court. It is common practice to rise for the court when the judges enter the Chamber as a sign of respect [respect for the rule of law in the Kingdom of the Netherlands actually] . Because Enaït refuses to do so [why? Doesn`t he respect the rule of law?] , the dean of the Order of Advocates started disciplinary proceedings against him six months ago. [good!]
Enait is an orthodox muslim [No, really?] and says he does not rise for a judge for religious reasons. [showing disrespect for the rule of law … for religious reasons!]. According to the novice lawyer [he’s actually a trainee attorney. My question is who the heck offers a pupillage to a wingnut of this stature?] the complaint was lodged solely because of religious reasons and white colleagues are never approached about similar complaints. [ehr… are there any examples of ‘white’ attorneys – or black ones for that matter that refuse to rise for the court? No? I didn`t think so.]
The dean, W.H. Claassen, emphasized that this case is about general rules of behaviour ina court of law and that this case is not about human rights issues, religion or freedom of expression. [if you want freedom of expression, try a less offensive way] The Council of Discipline will rule on this matter May 4 next. [I can`t wait]
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It’s nice to see religion’s respect for the secular world. This is the same court which is prosecuting Geert Wilders on behalf of people just like this fellow? People with little to no respect for Dutch law? They’re the ones which the law is accommodating to the expense of the freedom of a politician – a man who holds great respect for Holland’s tradition of law?
At least they’re consistent in their inconsistency.
Oh hey, while you’re reading, check out Filip Dewinter. He’s written an anti-Islamic book. Wonder if he’ll be the next Geert Wilders? Or perhaps even the next Theo Van Gogh or Pim Fortyn, in which case we’ll just have to wait for the report of his death at the hands of radicals in the streets of some major Western city.