It takes a nation to protect the nation
A recent Muslim convert has been given a suspended jail term for his role in last month's violent Sydney protest.
Benjamin Homan, 23, is the first person to be sentenced over the Sydney demonstration against an anti-Islamic film last month.
He pleaded guilty to affray and resisting arrest.
Magistrate Gregory Grogan described his actions as confrontational and aggressive towards police and said they compromised the security of all those involved.
The court heard the 23-year-old felt ashamed, embarrassed and disgusted by his actions, which he has apologised for.
Homan has been given an eight month suspended jail term and 300 hours community service.
'The court heard the 23-year-old felt ashamed, embarrassed and disgusted by his actions, which he has apologised for.'
There is a good follow up article waiting to be written to help Benjamin elaborate on this statement. And to help us understand how his new found religion has helped him (or not?) feel these things. But I wonder if it is statement made by his lawyer instead of coming out of his own mouth.