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'Islam not on trial here,' judge tells jury as 'would-be firebomber' Adnan Karabegovic fronts court
by Mark Russell
A judge has warned a Supreme Court jury that a man accused of discussing making a bomb to start a bushfire as part of a terrorist plot was the one on trial, not Islam.
Justice John Dixon on Monday said the jury had a duty to decide the case against Adnan Karabegovic on the evidence and nothing more.
"In particular, you should dismiss any feeling of sympathy or prejudice that you may have, whether it is sympathy for or prejudice against the accused or anyone else," Justice Dixon said.
"Most importantly, religion, particularly Islam, is not on trial here."
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