woman jailed for wearing headscarf

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woman jailed for wearing headscarf
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Wed, 12-17-2008 - 10:48am

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/18297000/detail.html


Muslim Arrested Over Head Scarf In Courtroom

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 – updated: 10:04 am EST December 17, 2008


DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- A head scarf landed a Muslim woman in jail Tuesday after she refused to remove it during a hearing at the Douglasville Municipal Court.

Lisa Valentine, also known by her Islamic name, Miedah, 40, was arrested for 'violating a court policy of no headgear', Chris Womack, deputy chief of operations for the Douglasville Police Department said on Wednesday

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Wed, 12-17-2008 - 1:26pm
courtroom rules apply to everybody entering that courtroom. however, unless she was part of the proceedings i think she should have been ejected, rather than arrested.
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Wed, 12-17-2008 - 2:34pm

Covering which hide the face?

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Wed, 12-17-2008 - 3:15pm
That does seem awfully extreme.
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Wed, 12-17-2008 - 4:14pm
That's a heckuva point about the nuns. I'd venture they aren't/weren't asked to remove their wimples.
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Thu, 12-18-2008 - 7:44pm

Hey, good point. Or if yarmulkes need be removed as well?

In any case, I think arrest is QUITE extreme. Having her removed from the courtroom would have been more than enough.





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Fri, 12-19-2008 - 1:09pm
agreed - 'all headgear' either means what it says, or this is clearly discrimination.
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Sat, 12-27-2008 - 9:49am

The woman doesn't cover her face.

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Sun, 12-28-2008 - 9:25am
Surely in our history nuns have been called upon to testify. I wonder how those occasions were/are handled? I have no clue...

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Registered: 11-07-2008
Sun, 12-28-2008 - 7:10pm

>>A nun wears her habit, orthodox jews wear their yamakas and headcoverings, Muslim women wear their headscarves.

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Sat, 01-03-2009 - 11:31pm

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