Another islamofauxbic hate crime turns out to be a lie. Most hate crimes against Muslims, in fact, turn out to have been faked — mostly so that Muslims can claim they’re being persecuted and that counter-terror efforts have to end. And the authorities fall for this virtually every time. In this case, the removal of a Muslim suspect’s hijab is a simple matter of identification. No one should have any problem with it — unless, of course, you’re a Muslim victimhood propagandist, looking around for any sign of “islamofauxbia,” and ready to make up “anti-Muslim hate crimes” when none actually occur.
In a response filed Wednesday to a federal lawsuit, the County of Ventura said a local Muslim woman’s head-covering was “gently and respectfully” removed for security reasons while she was in jail custody and denied her allegations it was stripped from her.
Attorneys for the county filed the 13-page document in U.S. District Court as part of its defense in the federal civil rights lawsuit brought forth by Newbury Park resident Jennifer Hyatt. The litigation stems from a Jan. 1, 2017, incident at Ventura County jail in which deputies from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office allegedly violated her constitutional rights by prohibiting her from wearing a head covering.
Hyatt was being booked into the facility on suspicion of domestic violence at the time of the alleged ordeal.
The Conejo Valley woman accuses the law enforcement agency, Sheriff Geoff Dean and deputies involved of causing her “discomfort, humiliation and emotional distress.” The head covering, called a hijab, is used in the Islamic faith to cover certain parts of a woman’s body while in public view so as not to be seen by men who are not members of her immediate family, according to the lawsuit filed in May.
The county states the hijab was not “violently yanked” from Hyatt’s body, as the lawsuit alleges. However, in its response, the county did admit to certain facts, including men being present at times when Hyatt was uncovered. The county also admitted that the head covering was not on her when her booking photo was taken.
“The public existence of this photo continues to haunt Ms. Hyatt,” the lawsuit claims….
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