Blaming a Mohammed YouTube video for all sorts of Muslim misbehavior is popular now, which is probably why another Mohammed, Mahmoud Eid took that course.
Obama and Clinton blamed a YouTube video for the attack on Benghazi, instead of their own failure to secure the diplomatic mission. And Mahmoud Eid profited from their example by trying to use his YouTubePhobia as an excuse.
While the attacks in Benghazi, Cairo and Tunis occupied the attention of most Americans, Australia saw some rather violent Muslim riots. At the center of those riots was a Muslim plumber, who among other culturally enriching acts, attacked a female police officer and a police dog.
As Muslims are not too fond of women or dogs and are unable to pray in front of either one, perhaps Mahmoud Eid was just objecting to having his prayers stifled during the rioting.
A magistrate handing a chief offender in last year’s Muslim riots a four-year jail term says if it was possible she would have sentenced him for longer.
Deputy Chief Magistrate Jane Culver yesterday made the comments while sentencing father-of-one Mahmoud Eid, 26, to at least 33 months in jail with a total term of just over four years over the ugly September 15 riots in which he kicked a police dog and pushed over a policewoman. The Punchbowl plumber, who was charged with rioting, assaulting police and animal cruelty, was found to have played an active part in every violent clash with police during the protests. His actions were caught on various footage of the riot.
Defence lawyer Elie Rahme said Eid had religious beliefs he held “very dear” but clearly he had unresolved problems with “communicating (his thoughts) into words”, “anger management” and “impulse control”.
Mr Rahme said the “offensive and provocative” anti-Islamic film could have only been created to stir up anger, but Ms Culver cut him short and said she didn’t want the court used as a platform for political views.
“Freedom of speech cannot be a vehicle by which violence can be perpetrated,” she said.
Mahmoud Eid, 26, refused to sit down while Deputy Chief Magistrate Jane Culver delivered her sentencing remarks so that he would not have to stand to receive his punishment.
“He only stands for Allah,” his lawyer Elie Rahme told the court.
Chuck, the police dog, seen above, had no comment, but it is believed that he has his own penalty in mind for Mahmoud, Mohammed and Allah.