Video from the post execution of Saddam Hussein 30th December 2006.
Below is a transcript fron the Televised address by the Iraqi president to mark the 82nd anniversary of the establishment of the country’s army, January 6th 2003.
In the Name of Allah, The Merciful, The Compassionate, Remember thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): “I am with you: give firmness to the Believers: I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger tips off them.”
This is because they contended against Allah and His Messenger: if any contend against Allah and His Messenger, Allah is strict in punishment. Thus (will it be said): “Taste ye then of the (punishment): for those who resist Allah, is the penalty of the Fire.”
O ye who believe! when ye meet the Unbelievers in hostile array, never turn your backs to them. If any do turn his back to them on such a day-unless it be in a stratagem of war, or to retreat to a troop (of his own) – he draws on himself the wrath of Allah, and his abode is Hell, an Evil refuge (indeed)! It is not ye who slew them; it was Allah: when thou threwest (a handful of dust), it was not thy act, but Allah’s: in order that He might test the Believers by a gracious trial from Himself: for Allah is He Who heareth and knoweth (all things).
That, and also because Allah is He Who makes feeble the Plans and stratagems of the Unbelievers. (O Unbelievers!) if ye prayed for victory and judgment, now hath the judgment come to you if ye desist (from wrong), it will be best for you: if ye return (to the attack), so shall We. Not the least good will your forces be to you even if they were multiplied: for verily Allah is with those who believe!
(Allah’s is the Word of Truth).
Our great people… The valiant men of our Armed forces. On previous occasions, we have said that our view of our history in Iraq, which is also our view of our history as a nation, is that it is tantamount to faith. This is because history, to our nation and people, is not merely a register of contextual activities. It is rather a record of sacrifices made in blood in order for the nation to preserve its qualities and maintain its role, and in order for our people as well to remain as such.
What raises history and elevates it to the status of belief is the fact that the sacred blood shed in the most crucial situations for our nation to assert its traits, and its mission to augment its everlasting contribution to humanity, has been the blood of the Mujahideen who loved Allah and would therefore not hesitate to carry out, their missions as designated by Allah, the Almighty, along with the honour they had in carrying the Call of the Message of Heaven to mankind as a whole, after spreading it in their own great nation.
This is how the faithful people of our nation view history, and this is how we have read our history and believed in its meanings, and have hence stressed that our history is not merely a series of events, as in the case in the history of a lot of activities and situations in life for other nations and peoples
History is rather the reservoir in which exist, and from whose depth we derive, the laws that elevate the nation to assume its great mission for humanity, having attained the sublime status of communication with Allah, as a nation of loving, chosen believers, who are confident and obedient to the commands of the Almighty; a nation conscious of its great mission of faith both nationally and on the level of humanity, which is extended from the essence of the tenets established throughout its eternal history and the wealth of values adorning the landmarks of distinction along its mission.
After an absence from the fields, arenas and objectives of the Almighty, when He Has Willed it to be extended, your role returns again to you, Iraqi men and women of valour and sacrifice, the heroes of our valiant armed forces under all your titles …your role is regained, now that you have snatched the opportunity to re-assume it deservedly with your special traits which emanate from your great faith in all that brings satisfaction to Allah and gratification to the homeland and the nation.
On the arenas of this role of yours and its eternal mission, you have presented scores of martyrs, which keeps your picture bright and unblemished, as you have evinced no reluctance whatsoever in taking the stand of faith and dignity with which you have responded to the call of history, blessed with the spirit and fragrance of Heaven.
History, which you have treated as a glorious faith, returns now carrying all the values and requirements of faith and generous sacrifice in order to strengthen its principles and the edifice of your glorious community on the basis of those principles.
History is the doctrine of the present that is linked to the spirit and values of the glorious past. Its spirit and high effect exist in you, valiant men and women. Hence our celebration of the 6th of January every year, as a historic mission of the struggle and Jihad of our heroic armed forces and faithful people, on the basis of the same values already referred to, now that you have reaffirmed these meanings through your faith and stands, through the blood shed by those martyred or wounded amongst us, and through the suffering and resilience of our prisoners of war. So this has become a day for us to recall all these meanings as we celebrate and honour the day every year.
The celebration is unlike any other, because this one of honour and renewal of our pledge to the Almighty before ourselves, our people and armed forces, and our nation and humanity, as a people and army of Mujahideen, men and women who have established the foundation for this faith in the depth of our blood and suffering, and in our treatment of the spirit of history, whereby we recall history in our sacrifices and our readiness as followers of a rich and glorious Faith at present and in the future as well.
On this basis, Great people and Army of valiant Mujahideen, when we celebrate and honour the 6th of January, we take another look at, and ponder, in a spirit both pure and full of faith, unstained by treason to the principles or abandonment of the pledge we made to Allah, the nation and humanity, not only the difficulties which we have been through or which have been imposed on us, difficulties through the claws of which we have derived all that would bring dignity and pride to our nation, but also the role and stand awaiting us.
This will ensure our continued adherence to the great values and mission entrusted to our nation and people on the basis of our history, rather than make our celebration of the day isolated occasion. It is indeed the basic situation. It is the road and agenda with all that is linked to it of our recent past during thirty years of glorious history and the extensions made to, or from, it.
This is going to be the doctrine of faith for our coming generations, our children and grandchildren in Iraq, in the same way as it is the doctrine of the present. It is a source of pride for the Mujahideen and freedom-fighters of our nation. It is their reservoir of experience and values, together with what is derived from the struggle of our brothers in Palestine and in all other arenas and situations of honour for the people of our nation.
To them, it is an example to follow and emulate, once they recall it along with the depth of the nation’s history and glorious faith. It will be a torch of light linked to that ancient history of the nation, the voice of a strong lesson in the nation, scented by the blood of sacrifice,in order that our posterity will remain on the right path, son after father, regardless of the size and value of the sacrifices made, until victory is achieved over the forces of evil and injustice which mean our nation ill; infringe upon its rights and harbour greedy intentions against it.
When you, the valiant people of Iraq, renew your pledge to Allah, to yourselves, to the nation and to humanity at large, that you will continue the march of jihad, you do not only strengthen your adherence to your belief and your sacrifices for the Faith, whose meanings have been eloquently expressed, in your sacred blood, as well as in your suffering, sacrifice and perseverance, but you also ensure final victory over the enemies of Allah, your enemies.
Allah loves those who rely on Him and who remain strong and honest believers. Allah does not like weaklings. If Allah blesses you with His satisfaction, for victory comes only from Him, the Almighty, Yours will be an assured triumph at the outset, and in the end when the defeat of your enemies will bring them contempt; for they have done themselves, as well as others, wrong through misjudgment and misconduct when they deviated from all honourable values on the basis of which fair-minded people come together to achieve understanding and cooperation.
But if the aggressors choose a way other than this, then, after thanking Allah, we shall all be even happier than the others. Indeed, we shall thank the Almighty if He guides the enemies to the right path, in the same way as we shall be grateful when He destroys them and brings shame to their arrogance.
Oh, Allah, pray guide the along the road of righteousness if You so decide. Otherwise, smite them with Your wrath and smash them with Your destruction blow, for they are a group of criminals.
If anyone attempts to intimidate you, the people of Iraq, repel him and tell him that he is a small midget while we belong to a nation of glorious Faith, a great nation and an ancient people who have, through their civilization, taught the human race as a whole what man was yet to know. We are the offsprings of the sword and the pen; and, in the Name of Allah, we shall fear no one in defending our right, and shall continue our march on the path drawn by Allah, in order to achieve the tasks assigned to us by the Almighty.
Our right is a clear right, as clear as is their falsehood; and we shall not be intimidated by their falsehood. Allah shall drown them in shame.
Allah is our God, and He is the Greatest. Theirs is an abject shame, while ours is an elevated status with values that will ensure Allah’s content and the appreciation of free-minded humanity. He, whose hoisted banner is adorned with the call: “Allah is the Greatest”, fluttering on its post, and who keeps his pledge to Allah, to the martyrs and to the faithful, shall fear no tyrants.
Our chests are filled with the great conviction in our victory, whose fruit will be in our hands and whose banners will be all over our heads as a great people in a glorious nation, God willing. Shame, and more shame, with defeat will go to your opponent
And may every new year bring happiness and well-being.
We salute the Palestinian people of heroic mujahideen as well as every hero and heroine amongst the champions of self-sacrifice who confront the zionest aggression with their lives and thus foil the wrong ideas of the American administrations which have acted in alliance with their artificial zionist creation in the crimes they perpetrate and the shame they reap.
Glorious and sublime are our martyrs in Palestine, Iraq and the nation as a whole.
Long live Palestine, free and Arab, from the sea to the river.
Long live Great Iraq and its valiant army of Mujahideen.
Long live our glorious Arab nation.
Greetings to every valiant hero and noble heroine in our nation as they repel and resist injustice. Courageous Men and Women of our great people, and our valiant Armed forces, We know you and trust the pledge that you have taken upon yourselves on several occasions.
We are confident, as we rely on Him, the Great, Keeper of all Power, the Merciful, the Compassionate, that you will be with every new dawn for a new day, better and better until you attain the best state, with Allah Grace, to the disappointment of your desperate enemies, the friend and wicked assistants of Satan, the inhabitants of night and the dark.
The moon, the stars and the sun will, with Allah’s Grace expose all the schemes that they hide in the darkness of their minds and chests.Their arrows will go astray, while your arrows will hit them, now that Allah has deemed your struggle to be a driving force in the march of every mujahid and freedom-fighter in your nation and in the peoples of the world at large against injustice and its perpetrators spearhead by their master: Their Tyrant.
Be aware, then Brothers, that victory is yours now, in the past and on the Day of final harvesting, in spite of all the hysterical hubbub and clamour which the enemy has been making; for the enemy has many objectives behind this uproar and self-defeating pandemonium.
Iraq is not the only target in this confusion, even if the noise is meant to intimidate us and to cover the aggression to be decided by the enemy whenever the devil so instructs him. The objective is rather to subject the Arab Gulf area to a full, complete and physical occupation through which to achieve many goals. These include political interference and military intervention in the countries of the region in a manner unaccustomed before, with a view to securing complete control over their resources.
The fragmentation of some of these countries, which has been a dream declared by the enemy since the early 1970s, and about which various enemy scenarios have been published, may have gone some way towards being achieved now, including the occupation of land, at the lowest cost possible. But the enemy will pay dearly later, on top of what it is paying at present for its reckless policies of greed and expansionism.
Through its noise and rumblings, coupled with the ongoing aggression and blockade inflicted on Iraq, the enemy is providing cover for the heinous crimes perpetrated by the zionist entity against our people in Palestine. In this respect, the enemy has achieved a lot of the objectives desired by zionism; for now public opinion is diverted completely towards the enemy’s noise and mobilization against Iraq and the confusion it has created about the Gulf, leaving very little room for the zionist aggression to be attended to, condemned and confronted.
The enemy is preparing now to control entry to the Red Sea and the gate-ways to the Arab Sea, with a view to ensuring enemy interest’s and security for the zionist entity, while securing transport lines for oil and military shipments there. The enemy is in full coordination with the zionist entity in this respect, and has achieved a lot of what it wanted to see achieved in order to cover the weaknesses of its agencies, as exposed before the US public opinion, vis-à-vis the events of the 11th of September 2001 and the weakness, or indeed near-collapse, of the United States economy.
The enemy has been trying to divert the American people’s attention from these facts, the details of which are being sought by many conscientious people there. This includes the failure of the policy of the United States towards the Palestinian question and the rights of the people of Palestine, the failure of US policies in the world in general, with anger and hatred being generated amongst peoples everywhere against those policies, as well as the failure of the US military policy in Afghanistan in the face of local resistance there.
One of the objectives of the enemy’s continued aggression and pressure on Iraq is to provide psychological support, in a climate of sabre-rattling, in order to intimidate the people of the Middle East and the world, and to make the inspection teams go beyond the declared objectives of the Security Council, even in the bad resolution issued in its name.
So, now, instead of looking for the so-called weapons of mass destruction, in order to expose the distortion and lies propagated by those who endeavour, in vain, to deceive public opinion, the inspection teams are interested in collecting names and making lists of Iraqi scientists, addressing employees with questions that carry hidden agendas, giving special attention to military camps, to unproscribed military production, and to other matters, all or most of which constitute purely intelligence work.
The covers used to camouflage the subjects which we have mentioned, or say the largest part of them, are required for those subjects, which also need the sound of weapons and the perpetuation of crises in the Arab homeland and its periphery. In the meantime, the enemy’s occupation of the Gulf and the Red Sea will have been established, which will enable the enemy whose lines of communication and transport will now have become shorter, to launch aggression and cause damage in any direction it chooses, including expanding its aggression against Iraq on the basis of strategic and tactical objectives.
Nothing will therefore be more disappointing and discouraging to the enemy than for our people to be prepared, after relying on Allah, for any further confrontation expected with the enemy in addition to the aggression already perpetrated on a daily basis, while maintaining our life for the present and the future, building, building and building … with great optimism and conviction that the future is secured by firm adherence to Faith.
The light of truth belongs to us, while our enemy has the darkness of the present and the darkness of distant horizons. We are fully prepared for everything and for any eventuality. Our success is in the hands of Allah, and Allah shall repel the schemes of the infidels.
In any case, we are in our country; and whoever is in his own homeland with truth on his side, and is force to face an enemy that stands on the side of falsehood and comes as an aggressor from beyond seas and oceans, will no doubt emerge triumphant, because victory always belongs to those who stand by truth in their own home while defeat certainly belongs to their enemies.
On this basis, and not under any other consideration, we conduct ourselves as we watched the hissing of the snakes and the barking dogs together with the aggression being continually inflicted on the north and south of our country.
Our behavior reflects the confidence of capability which requires no hasty or perturbed behavior, but is based on the necessary calculation and consideration of which we have accumulated such experience as would make every Iraqi man and woman, everyone in our people and every soldier in our armed forces, as well as every official and community leader, well-aware of his or her task and indeed his or her position in the battle of reconstruction and the arena of confrontation, if the devil pushes those who ignite it to a precipice.
On the basis of this experience and the preparedness that rests on a solid and unshakable base of faith and conviction, it is the enemy that is confused, and it is the enemy that should seek a way out of what is regarded a mess in which the enemy has thrown itself. The enemy ought to remember the terrible end of all empires that committed aggression against our people and nation in the past.
As for the people of Iraq, their victory, with reliance on Allah, is at hand, having already existed in their chests; and it is up to the enemies to trace the echoes of their trumpets.
Allah is the Greatest.
Allah is the Greatest.
And the wretched aggressors shall be repelled.
There were some 350 objections to the development and more than 40 submissions of support.
“If you’re Muslim and you want a mosque, go back to the Middle East. This is Australia,” < (link to FaceBook group)
“Bendigo people own Bendigo, it’s their town, they have the right to say mosque or no mosque,”
“We’re not racists.” were common threads heard at the meeting.
The International students which come to Bendigo to study at the near by La Trobe Uni make up a large part of the Muslim Population in Bendigo.
A Mosque in Bendigo would be an asset for council revenues..and lets face it, Bendigo needs all it can get.
Australian Defence Industries and the AGO are in Junortoun, Bendigo.
below shows the pistol and rifle range circled in red and the radar array
UPDATE 28 June 2014
Restore Australia has paid for a Sydney lawyer often used in anti-mosque hearings, Robert Balzola, to appeal to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal on planning grounds.
Update 20 October 2014
Recent article from September from The Castlemanian should be noted.
Update September 2015
Anti-mosque protesters hijack meeting as Bendigo councillors get police escort (here)
Update September 23rd 2015
Failed injunction bid lets Bendigo mosque plans proceed. (here)
Was this more about the safety of the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, which is also in Bendigo?
A cleverly disguised attempt by Oz spooks to keep Bendigo free from some unseen danger associated with Islam? Why is it so important to have a such a big Mosque in Bendigo for such a small population? (Seems a bit odd, however this is not the only battle of this sort, see ‘notes’ below.)
Update October 12th, 2015 – United Patriots Front – ABC Report
UPDATE March 2017
Mosque plan goes ahead (here)
September 2016 – UPF – charges over fake beheading video (here) (court appearance 6 March 2017 (here) – appears next 23rd May 2017
- Image from the video which is used by media outlets and still exists on the internet in its un-edited format. So much for people’s sensitivities...It is also important to remember that the event occured in Oct 2015 (abc)and the charges were September 2016.
Further to this
April 2017 Fundraiser (BendigoAdvirtiser)
23rd May 2017 Court Appearance
With no less then thirty Police, not counting the Tactical Element who stood like store front dummies at the Magistrates court as three men appeared for a contest mention. The degree of overkill was spectacular as the State Government tries to bully and depress free speech and original thought. The proceedings prior to the trios entering consisted of blue hair, nose rings yelling and screaming at people who were just trying to get to work. The Police in their genius has caused a bottleneck for pedestrians who then came under a tirade of ad hominen abuse. It was pathetic.
After the court proceedings, Cottrell and his co-accused were marched in a “wedge” around the corner surrounded by a media scrum that was agitated by Channel Seven muppet who was clearly seen trying in an aggressive manner to break through the police to thrust a microphone at Cottrell. A most unprofessional action which led to a scuffle and the police notice being read out, I assume that was either a move on order or breach of the peace order. Some of the police stood around yawning.
UPDATE – September 4th and 5th 2017
The September 4th appearance of the “Bendigo 3” became a two day affair, the first which had all the signals of protestors and police prescence, much the same as the previous two mentions.
However the second day was just like any other day at the Magistrates Court in Melbourne. There was seating for anyone who provided photo identification, scanned by PSO’s searching people going into Court 19 on the 5th floor, a 3D image scan of their face digitally recorded. The court room had as many reporters for wire services and the Alphabet Fake News as there were supporters and interested parties.
The proceedings started off with Judge Hardy making a fairly stern warning that anyone recording or photographing inside the court would be removed. Judge Hardy was also as firm with mobile phones being “switched off” or “silenced”. The well bearded Judge was very fair with the three defendants, allowing them to settle nerves, explaining that as they were not giving evidence they would be unable to submit anything further to their defence. If you have never stood before a Judge in a room full of strangers to explain yourself, it is quiet unnerving as the sound of your own voice resounds through the room.
Shortis spoke very well and had some interesting things to say. Cottrell although nervous soon settled into a polite and quiet reserved statement. Erikson was also quiet capable. All three showed respect and looked Judge Hardy directly in the eye when speaking, showing respect and conviction in thier resolutions.
However the day was to drag on. The hearing had a 2 hour break and then a further hour was sought by the magistrate making it about 3 o’clock before things were to start back up. I must add at this point that the PSO’s who worked on Court 19 that day were professional and polite to everyone who had to endure a second wand search and pat down. Judge Hardy had requested the PSO’s not be present inside the court during the proceedings showing an equal respect in return for the decorum shown by those in attendance.
The last hour had a couple of moments which broke the stale chill in the air conditioning. At one point the Magistrate was calling for charges to be struck off and almost got the incorrect charges brushed away until the prosecutor jumped up correcting him, to some members of the public galleries audible sniggers. The second was when the Magistrate admonished one of the ABC reporters for “pressuring” the prosecutorial and court staff for documents. This was quiet evident during the breaks as the reporters badgered the prosecutors as if they were looking for a scoop on what the possible outcomes were. And of course not to forget the reporter who tried to get copies of the defendants submissions and was told by Judge Hardy that “this is not how things work.” Of course there are details such as the missing jeans and t-shirts, the plastic sword that vanished which collectively showed the sloppy work surrounding some aspects of the States case.
It is not a difficult thing to work out or guess that the charges against the defendants equaled (in Justice Department pounds of flesh) about 60 units or $9000 in a fine. Neither of the charges together or separately would bring a custodial sentence and at this point I suspect that Judge Hardy had an inkling that what was going to happen, was going to happen.
Fines were placed at $2000 for all three with court costs added, some $78, again for all three. Shortis and Cottrell seemed quiet relieved with this outcome, Erikson who explained how the case had caused him hardship over the past months was also agreeable to a pay the fine, or, transferring his fine to community work. Judge Hardy then went into details of how the three could appeal the case and the outcomes if they failed to appear. He also explained how the chairs at the table were now facing the the other way in an appeal and that further conduct of this nature would be unadvisable and only end in further legal problems.
It is important to remember in this case that Judge Hardy made his determination from 39 seconds of the video in which a dummy, made from pillows, is mock beheaded with a plastic sword. One element in this process was the “275 Likes” which appeared as a lower third title in that 39 seconds. This element alone was enough to prove that the video “has an audience”. This was the factor that was used to show that the intent of the video was the cause revulsion and therefore be in breach of the Act. The time of the video was also used as a lead up for further protests that were planned. The fact however, which was not contested, is that 275 likes could be contrived through the use of ‘bots’ which could portray 275 individual “likes” but in fact could have come from a quarter or less of repeated affirmative “likes” through ‘bots’ or robot accounts set up to inflate “likes” or “views”. This would be backed up by the process on YouTube where monetisation is often removed from videos where uploaders do just this practise to make the video reach a wider or higher ranking. The over used and misleading use of the term “viral video” is another example of this type of digital calibration in playlists or ‘recommended’ viewing by automated collating services or content aggregators who use the view or “like” count as a means of grading videos or content uploads. One example of such a service is Storify who scour the internet for the next breaking event through citizens uploading images or videos of natural disasters or industrial accidents.
With the court room slowly emptying out at about 4pm the gaggle of phone recorders and news cameras appeared as if from under rocks or via theatrical trap doors. Shortis was the first out, Cottrell and Erikson had moved to the second floor and immediately placed their appeals. I did n’t catch Shortis’ court steps address but it did not deviate much from his co-defendants.
Cottrell and Erikson appear at the County Court Melbourne on October 2nd and October 3rd respectively.
At one point Cottrell refers to Danny Nalliah, reference (wiki), who had a similar case in the not so distant past.
The next day at Yarra Council
August 7th 2017
Local News media “Channel 10” whipping up a frenzy with thier morning Nazi rant mud slinging and polarising four minute “don’t give it air” virtue signalling session.
October 2nd 2017 – Erikson did not appear
October 3rd 2017 – (wake up to news of Vegas Shooting – NYT)
The County Court in Victoria is a big building, cloaks float about, suitcases on wheels, big strides, hardened criminals and distraught families all in one zinc walled box.
The court moves through the listings, Cottrell isn’t in the court and the Court Clerk is sent out to call him in..nup. Hang on, ear peices buzz…”he’s here”. The court keeps moving, another case is heard. Next, Cottrell appears without representation explaining that at the Magistrates Court “legal advisers” were present. Not appearing with representation spreads the appeal out to April 4th 2018, Judge Cotterell noteing that Cottrell is to contact the prosecution when he is ready at which time a mention will be set. This is the time when details of submissions, witnesses and all relevancy behind the case, (which did not happen in the magistrates court) are put togehter so the appeal can proceed. Not adding anythig new to submissions or calling witnesses meant that Judge Hardy based his determination on one element, 39 seconds of the video. It was in this 39 seconds that the “275 LIKES” titles appears which Judge Hardy said, “showed there was an audience” for the video and that it was made in an attempt to capture that audience.
Another interesting angle is the video is still up on social media sites. The Terms of Service (TOS) of upload services such as YouTube and FaceBook specifically set out what is acceptable on their services and yet, the video still remains, a mock beheading at a council office. This is a question raised by any reasonable person, “who did it offend?”. Why did it take the state Government over a year to put the charges against the three men? What is the real intent of the charges? Was it a determined State Government’s way of punishing a few to discipline the majority?
The media reporting was poor as expected, images below show correction from Herald Sun (article).
The trio was charge in September 2016…not 2015
Below is another example of Fake News.
One of the hearings which proceeded Cottrell’s appeal was also incorrectly reported, coincidentally by the same reporter. The story titled “Weird court case in Melbourne:Man Living in Body” mocked with similar disdain, the freedom of the individual which it seems is an idea to be sneered at by media. MLIB was cool, and insisted that his documents be given to the Judge. MLIB did this twice until Judge Cotterell finally accepted, then finding out that MLIB was correct, proceeded to remedy this error by having the name, Man Living in Body, added to the indictment. The Herald Sun report is almost completely full of errors aside from the ones pointed out below. Man Living in Body is his legal name, the indictment did not have Man Living in Body’s name, which, as MLIB pointed out, would be a fraud to pursue a case against the incorrect person. When asked what his ethos or beliefs were, MLIB replied “Do no Harm”. What the Herald Sun focused on was a cheap shot. Another erroneous article from Daily Mail (here)
April 4th Appeal.
This is the list for April 4 and you will notice next to Cottrell’s listing is (reserve). This basically means there is no verdict at this point as neither the defendant or the Prosecution have nutted out any agreed path for the case. Cottrell did not have a mention for this appeal which is generally customary.
Judge Dean (above) is presiding over the appeal who is known for calling a defence lawyer “stupid” not once but three times. (here) Judge Dean may be the key out for Cottrell who stated that media misrepresenting him has impeded his ability to prepare for the case.
Cottrell is represented on FaceBook by an imposter, who seems to enjoy all of the social media privileges of a real person. This FaceBook is listed under Google searches as being the legitimate account, but it is not. (The old capitol letter trick the name in lower case is ii89 and after first letter Bi)
Two examples of this type of media misrepresentation can be seen below.
It is interesting to note the Vatican celebrated Hitler’s birthday long after he was dead.
UPDATE – 19th July 2018
Cottrell now moves to the High Court in November as the two days set aside in August will now be vacated as a notice was lodged with the court that asserts that the section of the Victorian Racial and Religious Vilification Act are invalid. The full notice can be read here from John W Bolton’s blog.
August 2018 – SkyNews appearance was a set up.
Cottrell is shut out of FaceBook and twitter.
June 5th – Attorney-General’s representative indicated that they would be presenting explanatory material to justify the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act’s infringement on free speech.
Next – August 12th 2019
July – 2019
new development dealing with a violation of Cottrell’s rights under the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities, a special directions hearing will take place at the County Court where John Bolton will lodge an application to the Supreme Court of Victoria to confirm the violation.
26th JULY 2019 – Bendigo Mosque breaks ground…just needs the money to build it.
November 11, 2019
Remembereance Day Cottrell is at the County court for the first day of his appeal.
Peter Kidd SC – (Chief Judge) is a Pakula appointee and will be pulling his weight.
Note Kidd sentenced George Pell.
The appeal lasted four days with a reserved judgement.
19th December the hearing was heard and it did n’t as planned.
Guilty and convicted under Section 25(2) of the Victorian Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 and fined $2000 for intent to incite serious contempt, revulsion or severe ridicule of Muslims.
The Bendigo Mosque site is prone to flooding – (here)
John Bolton’s blog – (here)
Cottrell Dialogues outside County..
Australia Terror Laws – 14 days detention in secret. (archive dot org) and (here)
2010, six men were arrested in Gateshead, (UK) after a phone camera video buring a Quran September 11th, was placed onto internets.(here)
This video calling for book burning (July-2017 Vimeo)
Danish man arrested for burning Quran (here)