Sydney 'Daily Telegraph'
Controversial Sydney criminal lawyer Zali Burrows represents Brahma Kumaris Australia, one of her colourful list of clients,
which includes a convicted drug smuggler, a convicted terrorist recruiter*, a convicted businessman for electoral fraud, a genial biker and... the Australian director of Brahma Kumaris! (see great pics in slideshow below).
Zali stood for the Palmer United Party at the last election,(ref ms orange at +BK AUSTRALIA : MORE!) gaining some 2% of the vote in Blaxland, and, among other things calling for national holidays for Muslim holi-days. Zali also called for better treatment of refugees and we certainly join her in that.
Ms Burrows is of the Muslim faith and has been representing Australians, who have caught the eye of the authorities and the media, on suspicion
of international terrorist connections, as well as convicted drug dealers, a dodgy businessman/deputy mayor, and Peter Mauric, a Bandido biker accused of ‘affray’, Peter
praised Zali’s expertise and said ‘any crims who want good representation’ should call Zali.
Zali was less successful in her defence of a trio of drug smugglers
earlier this year, who were convicted of importing commercial quantities of cocaine, as well as ex Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajir who was gaoled, and Hamdi Alqudsi, also gaoled. We understand that Zali is still working on an appeal to the High Court on
behalf of 15 Muslim men who have had their passports confiscated.
We note that it is quite unusual, probably unique, for Brahma Kumaris to
engage a lawyer who presents with such newsworthy clients, but then Brahma Kumaris is itself wonderfully controversial.
Have the BKs employed Zali as a hired gun to frighten BKs who might institute proceedings against them for quietly falsifying the group's history..and censoring the teachings ? This,while the religion quietly builds a multi million dollar property portfolio, drawn from BKs donations ?
We did suggest to BKA supremo Charlie
Hogg that a less controversial lawyer might be more appropriate for the group: but he disagreed, saying she had come recommended by his barrister...more like his 'barista' I would have thought.
* "A Sydney man has been found guilty of recruiting young men to fight with militant groups in Syria.
Hamdi Al Qudsi was the first person in Australia to be charged under the Commonwealth Foreign Incursions and Recruitment Act.
His Supreme Court trial heard that
two of the men he recruited were killed in Syria.
Al Qudsi faces a maximum penalty of ten years' jail"-ABC NEWS JULY 12 2016
#charlie hogg, #brahma kumaris australia,