Given the evidence and the obvious disregard to authorities and legal system, why were these scum not given life?
source: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/five-sydne...html?feed=htmlFive Sydney men convicted of terrorism-related offences have been sentenced to maximum sentences ranging from 23 to 28 years in prison.
Justice Anthony Whealy, who presided over a trial that began in November 2008, said in the Supreme Court at Parramatta that the offence of conspiring to commit an act in preparation for a terrorist act or acts was higher on the scale of criminality.
.... and the muslim dressed woman whinging at the court that the sentence wasn't fair for their community and their religion.....and the other sympathetic supporters:
Two men shouted from the back of the court in Arabic: "Be patient. Allah is with you."
....and the following certainly reinforced their contempt:
During the judge's summing up, some of them smiled and, during breaks in his address, some of them exchanged pleasantries with each other.
After the sentences were pronounced and the judge left the bench, all five broke into smiles.