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US judge ordered a Muslim woman arrest over scarf

Postby admin » Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:09 am

OLD NEWS (daanyeer where were u?)

Wed., Dec. 17, 2008

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ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia judge ordered a Muslim woman arrested Tuesday for contempt of court for refusing to take off her head scarf at a security checkpoint.

The judge ordered Lisa Valentine, 40, to serve 10 days in jail, said police in Douglasville, a city of about 20,000 people on Atlanta's west suburban outskirts.

Valentine violated a court policy that prohibits people from wearing any headgear in court, police said.

The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations urged federal authorities to investigate the incident as well as others in Georgia.

"I just felt stripped of my civil, my human rights," Valentine told The Associated Press on Wednesday from her home, after she said she was unexpectedly released once CAIR got involved. Jail officials declined to say why she was freed.
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Municipal Court Judge Keith Rollins said that "it would not be appropriate" for him to comment on the case.

Last year, a judge in Valdosta in southern Georgia barred a Muslim woman from entering a courtroom because she would not remove her head scarf. There have been similar cases in other states, including Michigan, where a Muslim woman in Detroit filed a federal lawsuit in February 2007 after a judge dismissed her small-claims court case when she refused to remove a head and face veil.

Valentine's husband, Omar Hall, said his wife was accompanying her nephew to a traffic citation hearing when officials stopped her at the metal detector and told her she would not be allowed in the courtroom with the head scarf, known as a hijab.

Hall said Valentine, an insurance underwriter, told the bailiff that she had been in courtrooms before with the scarf on and that removing it would be a religious violation. When she turned to leave and uttered an expletive, Hall said a bailiff handcuffed her and took her before the judge.

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Re: US judge ordered a Muslim woman arrest over scarf

Postby 1_londoner » Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:11 am

Only in America....meesha beri hore ayaan sanifey...i dont know how muslimiinta can live in that god foresaken country...

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Re: US judge ordered a Muslim woman arrest over scarf

Postby surrender » Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:18 am

its just sad innit! :down: to know that there are law abiding citizens that go through sh!t like this because of racisim and discrimination from ignorant minded fools. that people call judges. i remember story that happend here. i think 2years ago, where a pakistani women went with her son to court, and as she entered the courtroom, at least 7 magistrates walked out saying they were not going to be in the same room as "this ninja" effin racist!!!.

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Re: US judge ordered a Muslim woman arrest over scarf

Postby Suqatra » Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:21 am

Somali christians are getting killed in Somalia because of their religion

Somalis say every Somali person must be muslim

then in the west you guys want to have sharia laws

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Re: US judge ordered a Muslim woman arrest over scarf

Postby Cawar » Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:30 am

Kudos to these women. :up:

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Re: US judge ordered a Muslim woman arrest over scarf

Postby FAH1223 » Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:40 am

1_londoner wrote:Only in America....meesha beri hore ayaan sanifey...i dont know how muslimiinta can live in that god foresaken country...


LOL @ this

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Re: US judge ordered a Muslim woman arrest over scarf

Postby 1_londoner » Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:43 am

FAH, really, you know u'd get better treatment in the UK....C'mon over, our large somali population here in Landhan will welcome you with open arms. :)

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Re: US judge ordered a Muslim woman arrest over scarf

Postby surrender » Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:48 am

^brothers in arms!! :mrgreen: :up:

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Re: US judge ordered a Muslim woman arrest over scarf

Postby Ina Baxar » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:31 am

Old news indeed , but here's the rest of the story

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/12/22/georgi ... index.html




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Re: US judge ordered a Muslim woman arrest over scarf

Postby stakiin » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:54 am

Suqatra wrote:Somali christians are getting killed in Somalia because of their religion

Somalis say every Somali person must be muslim

then in the west you guys want to have sharia laws


Dear Doqon ethiest wanna bee,
Freedom of conscience is a fundamental principle of the Qur’an that is clearly stated in many Qur'anic verses. I list just a few:

[Had your Lord willed, all the people on earth would have believed. So can you (Prophet) compel people to believe?] (Yunus 10: 99).

[Say, ‘Now the truth has come from your Lord: Let those who wish to believe in it do so, and let those who wish to reject it do so’] (Al-Kahf 17: 29).

[So (people) respond to your Lord before there comes a Day that cannot, against God’s will, be averted—you will have no refuge on that Day, and no possibility of denying (your sins). If they still turn away (remember that) We have not sent you (Prophet) to be their keeper: your duty is to deliver the message] (Ash-Shura 42: 47-48).

[There is no compulsion in religion: true guidance has become distinct from error, so whoever rejects false gods and believes in Allah has grasped the firmest hand-hold, one that will never break. Allah is all hearing and all knowing] (Al-Baqrah 2: 256).


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