The girls’ mother stood by and watched her children be dragged, crying, to a waiting plane. She had told her children she would not be going back with them so the children would tell the court they wanted to stay. The trauma for girls was a small matter for the mother in her final attempt to muster media support. When the girls were on the plane she told a reporter that she would return “tomorrow”. She was always going to return. She has custody awarded to her by an Italian court. There seems there is no depth of indecency this woman will not stoop to.
Leaders of Islamic communities in Sydney and Melbourne this morning called for restraint. “A tiny radical element within our movement has acted without our authority and it is unacceptable. Both sides including the Police should show restraint. We will instruct that no further demonstrations be carried out in the near future.”