Islamic Council of Victoria vice president Adel Salman is, as Muslim spokesmen always do, playing the victim, saying: “I think the judge’s decision is unreasonable and concerning. Women choose to wear it. It’s part of their faithfulness to God. To ask them to remove it is quite intrusive and, in some cases, can be traumatic.”
But that’s dishonest on many counts. No one will ever know how many Muslim women do not choose to wear it, but are forced to, and will be beaten or killed for not wearing it. Aqsa Parvez, a Muslim teen in Mississauga, Ontario, was murdered by her father and brother for refusing to wear the hijab. It is not a symbol of women’s rights, it’s a symbol of oppression. And obviously in court, a judge has to know who he is dealing with. Someone whose face is covered could be someone else in disguise. The Australian judge did the right thing, but watch for him to be attacked as islamofauxbic.
“Burqa Ban: Judge Expels Veiled Muslim Woman from Court for Refusing to Show Her Face,” by Simon Kent, Breitbart, February 8, 2018 (thanks to Todd):
An Australian judge has been called “unreasonable” for ordering the Muslim wife of an accused terrorist to remove her niqab and show her face while attending her husband’s trial.
She refused the request to remove the traditional Muslim face covering and was subsequently escorted from the building to sit outside while the case was being heard, the Herald Sun reports.
“I require anybody who comes into the court — and all are welcome — but anybody who comes into the court, for their face to be uncovered,’ Justice Beale of the Victorian Supreme Court said. According to the transcript of proceedings, the lawyer for the wife’s husband said she was “obviously not prepared to do that.”
A court spokesman told the newspaper that judges can decide who is allowed to sit in their courts.
Islamic Council of Victoria vice president Adel Salman slammed the ban by Justice Beale, saying it’s a violation of the woman’s human rights. He added:
I think the judge’s decision is unreasonable and concerning.
Women choose to wear it. It’s part of their faithfulness to God. To ask them to remove it is quite intrusive and, in some cases, can be traumatic.
Mr Salman said the court could have taken measures to overcome security concerns.
“If there’s any doubt about someone’s identity, a woman can be asked to step into a room privately with a female security person, remove her niqab, verify their identity,” he said….
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