Thursday, September 21, 2017

Australia: Nur Islam in court over how he set himself and bank on fire over slow service.

(Melbourne) Last November, 22 year od Nur Islam a Rohingya Muslim asylum seeker from Myanmar popped into the Springvale branch of Commonwealth Bank in which to withdraw some money. However as the bank was packed (As you can see from the video clip)  he became angry at having to queue, so he popped across the street, bought a can of petrol , poured it all over the floor of the bank and lit it.

Thankfully, the only seriously injured person was Islam, who after spending a good few months in hospital being treated for 60 per cent burns, has now found himself now in court on 108 charges including intentionally causing serious injury, conduct endangering life and criminal damage.
His defence barrister Barnaby Johnston told the hearing Islam had suffered the "most serious and catastrophic injuries". He said there was insufficient evidence Islam had intended to injure the people inside the bank and the charges of intentionally causing serious injury and intentionally causing injury should be downgraded.

But Magistrate Peter Reardon found there was enough evidence to commit Islam to stand trial on all charges.