Australian judge: Muslims who plotted to overthrow Philippine government have “good prospects for rehabilitation”

Why does he think that? What will be done while they are in prison to disabuse them of their jihadist and Islamic supremacist sentiments? Nothing, of course. To do anything of that kind would be “Islamophobic.”

“Melbourne men sentenced over ‘poorly planned’ plot to overthrow government in the Philippines,” by Karen Percy, ABC.net.au, February 22, 2019 (thanks to JC):

Four Melbourne men have been jailed for plotting to sail to the Philippines to encourage Muslim militants to overthrow the government and introduce sharia law.

The men bought a boat in May 2016 and planned to sail from Cape York, in far north Queensland, to the southern Philippines, in order to work with Muslim militants to overthrow the government.

Paul Dacre, Antonino Granata and Kadir Kaya have each been sentenced to four years in prison, with a non-parole period of three years.

Murat Kaya was sentenced to a jail sentence of three years and eight months, with a non-parole period of two years and nine months.

“The accused [men] agreed to acquire a boat to leave Australia in a covert manner to facilitate entry to The Philippines,” Justice Michael Croucher said.

In sentencing the four men, Justice Croucher told the court he had considered how they had behaved in prison, and that they had good prospects for rehabilitation.

“It seems they accept they have done wrong and they accept the authority of this court.”

Co-offenders Shayden Thorne and Robert Cerantonio, who have also pleaded guilty, are yet to be sentenced….

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