Judge accused of “anti-Islamic bias” asks not to be reappointed


On Sunday, the Geller Report brought you the details of this case. In reality, Sharon Dickson wasn’t guilty of any “anti-Islamic bias” at all. She was the subject of a smear campaign by Hamas-CAIR. Her remarks that are supposedly anti-Islamic came after Fazial Azizan “tried to defend himself by not answering the city attorney’s questions” and engaged in “interrupting the judge, and refusing to follow procedures.” But now she has resigned under pressure. This is yet another travesty of justice.

“Sandy Springs judge accused of anti-Islamic bias asks not to be reappointed,” by Everett Catts, Northside Neighbor, August 3, 2018:

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This article was updated Aug. 6 at 11:21 a.m. with a quote from Sandy Springs Magistrate Judge Sharon Dickson.

A Sandy Springs judge accused of discrimination has asked Mayor Rusty Paul not to be reappointed Tuesday when the city council is expected to vote to reappoint the city’s five municipal court judges.

Judge Sharon Dickson was criticized for comments she made during the sentencing of Fazail Azizan, an Iranian-American, in July 2017. According to court documents, Dickson, who also works as a municipal judge for the city of Dunwoody, called into question multiple times the nursing student’s heritage and his respect for women and called him “despicable.”

Azizan, who was convicted of disorderly conduct, had his five-month sentence reduced after his lawyer filed an appeal with the Fulton County Superior Court and then the Georgia Court of Appeals. After representing himself during his trial, Azizan hired attorney Jason McClendon, who worked out an agreement with the city to have his sentence reduced to 78 days, including 18 in jail, which he had already served. The rest of the sentence will be served on non-reporting probation for 60 days.

Sandy Springs spokeswoman Sharon Kraun confirmed Dickson emailed Paul a letter asking not to be reappointed.

In the July 25 letter, Dickson wrote, “Thank you for the opportunity to serve as a judge for the city of Sandy Springs for the past four years. At this juncture, I ask that you not consider me for an appointment for the next four-year term. I request that I be taken off the calendar for the remainder of the year. Again, thanks for the opportunity to serve.”…

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