Special Rights For Muslims?
All over the western world Muslim women are showing up for court wearing Islamic head coverings that preclude the judge’s ability to recognize who they are and to discern their emotional state and truthfulness in court.
Burqa Wearing Woman Refuses to Remove Veil In Court- Judge’s response is Awesome.
According to American News, a judge in Georgia has sparked controversy after barring two Muslim women wearing Islamic headscarves from entering his courtroom, and landing one of them behind bars.
Judge Keith Rollins of Douglasville, Georgia reportedly ordered 41-year-old Lisa Valentine to jail after she refused to remove her scarf before entering his courtroom. Judge Rollins pointed to rules that governed appropriate dress as listed by the state.
This is not the first time Rollins had made the controversial call. Last week, Sabreen Abdulrahmaan was forced to leave his court before her son’s probation hearing because she would not remove her scarf.
Valentine was handcuffed by security and sentenced to 10 days in jail when she declined to defend her actions at the security checkpoint, her husband Omar Hall reports.
“It’s an issue of religious freedom,” Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations old reports. “It’s an issue of access to the American legal system.”
In a German court Amira Behari refused the judges request to remove her headpiece saying, “I have Allah at the end of the world who will see me right at the end. I will not do this.”
The prosecutor’s office in Munich consulted with Koranic experts who said “it is permissible for a woman to remove her niqab before the judicial authorities such as judges, police, prosecutors on the basis of needs and damage prevention.”
They do not allow us the freedom of being tried by our rules in their country. If Behari doesn’t submit to the court’s requirements, she will face either a fine or jail time.
What do you think? Are these judges out of line or should Muslims be allowed to wear headscarves in court?
sources: youtube, americanness, aylesbury news
Judge Throws Muslim Woman In Jail For Refusing To Remove Headscarf In Court.
“We Are In America, We Follow The Rules Of Our Country, Not Yours.”
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