...the former mosque chairman refused to stand up while he was in the witness box at Brighton Magistrates Court, telling magistrates “I don’t stand for anybody else other than god”.
His defence solicitor, Owen Greenhall, told the court: “It is a requirement of his faith not to stand unless for a religious matter.
“I would ask he be allowed to adopt the practice for the duration of proceedings, as he takes that requirement very seriously.”He's basically just sticking up two fingers, isn't he?
Chairman of magistrates Ian Wedge quipped back: “I’m not sure about that I think I will take advice on that when I come back.”In order to be a 'quip, shouldn't it be, well, funny...?
Yup, thought so.
Magistrates later accepted the request allowing him to leave the dock before the magistrates retired to avoid any conflict with Deghayes' Muslim religion.Yes, roll over, why not? What's the worst that could happen? They'd come to expect capitulation from our institutions?
As Farenheit211 points out, they've already got that.