Australia was settled by the British, who brought their law with them. As a consequence our law is based on English common law, as well as federal laws enacted by the Federal Parliament, and laws enacted by the Parliaments of the Australian states and territories. Another layer of law is made under delegated legislation, where Parliament delegates its power to make laws to various bodies.
For instance, concerning road rules in Victoria, The Minister for Roads and Ports was given responsibility for a number of Acts, while VicRoads is responsible for administering all or parts of Acts and Regulations such as the Road Safety Act 1986, Road Safety Road Rules 2009, Road Safety (Vehicles) Regulations 2009, Road Safety (Drivers) Regulations 2009, Road Safety (General) Regulations 2009 and Road Safety (Traffic Management) Regulations 2009. (reference)
But why should this concern a driver called Mohamed? After all, he is not ruled by infidel laws, but by sharia laws that come straight from Allah:
A DRAG-RACING hoon driver's total disregard for Victoria's road rules hit a dead-end when his licence was cancelled for a year.
Mohamed El-Ahmad, 26, has seven pages of prior convictions for road offences, including several for breaching licence suspensions.
El-Ahmad appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court hoping he would lose his licence for a month. But Magistrate Richard Pithouse told the panel beater if it was within his power he would have sent him to jail. Instead he banned El-Ahmad from the roads for 12 months and fined him $1000. He had pleaded guilty to driving in a race on a highway and careless driving.
Police prosecutor Senior Constable Kasey Nicoll told the court El-Ahmad and an unidentified man's car sped eight times up and back a court in Coolaroo last year.
Senior Constable Nicoll said the cars did 180-degree handbrake turns and spun their wheels between drags. On arrest, El-Ahmad told police he was testing his red Honda coupe. (source)
Now I’m sure you will agree this is a terrible travesty of justice. Multiculturalism mandates that we must respect different cultures - and sharia law is an intrinsic part of Islam.
Such lack of cultural sensitivity is cause for great concern.
But I have no doubt that one of our brave human rights lawyers will quickly step in and appeal against such an excessive sentence.
And maybe the same lawyer can advise this poor victim of our justice system how to extract substantial compensation!
Please do not think for a second that it is irrelevant coincident taht this hoon just happens to be a Muslim.
Just follow the links below and you'll understand why.
Yes, it appeals to all youn hoons and convices them that Islam is fun