Sunday, September 1, 2013

Woman Refuses to Lift Face Veil to Be Identified by UK Court

Score one for western civilization, folks.  I guess there's at least ONE judge in England who doesn't wear dhimmi underwear at this point.

The story comes from The Clarion Project.

Woman Refuses to Lift Face Veil to Be Identified by UK Court

The judge countered that since there was a risk a different person could pretend to be her, justice trumped religious beliefs.

After a Muslim women refused to lift her veil and reveal her face in a British court, a judge in London told the woman she would not be able to enter a plea.

Judge Peter Murphy said the principle of open justice overrode the 21-year-old woman's religious beliefs and warned there was a risk a different person could go into the dock pretending to be her.

The woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, is facing charges of intimidating a witness.

The defendant countered that she could not remove the veil in front of men because of her religious beliefs. Judge Murphy responded by saying, "It is necessary for this court to be satisfied that they can recognize the defendant. While I obviously respect the right to dress in any way she wishes, certainly while outside the court, the interests of justice are paramount. I can’t, as a circuit judge, accept a plea from a person whose identity I am unable to ascertain."

He then added, "It would be easy for someone on a later occasion to appear and claim to be the defendant. The court would have no way to check on that."

The woman’s lawyer told the court the woman was not prepared to lower her veil at all while men were in the room. "In front of women, it is not an issue," she said, "It is simply men that she will not allow to see her face."

The lawyer suggested that a female police officer or a female prison guard could identify the defendant and confirm to the court that the woman is indeed the same person who appears in the police arrest photos.

Although the prosecutor said that the police officer in charge of the case was content that he recognized the defendant while she was in the burka, Judge Murphy rejected the suggestion, saying, "It seems to me to be quite fundamental that the court is sure who it is the court is dealing with. Furthermore, this court, as long as I am sitting, has the highest respect for any religious tradition a person has. In my courtroom also, this sometimes conflicts with the interests of a paramount need for the administration of justice. In my courtroom, that’s going to come first."

The judge added, "There is the principle of open justice and it can’t be subject to the religion of the defendant whether the principle is observed or not. I am not saying this because of the particular form of dress by this defendant. I apply that to any form of dress that has the same issues."

Judge Murphy adjourned the case for legal argument over whether the defendant should have to remove her veil. The case will be heard again on September 12, when the defendant is expected to enter a not guilty plea and go to trial.


Anonymous said...

I wouldn't hold my breath on that one Holger. By September 12th, that Judge will either be intimidated or replaced by the Dhimmitude of the Cameronites.

It's far worse than you know or can possibly fathom here across the Atlantic. Take care my fellow Antlanticists, the scourge of the half crescent has ruined my country, and it will destroy yours too if you don't take precautions.

You're probably the last bastion of Western Civilization, Americans. Do not let us down. We're flooded here. Perhaps the finest hour has been passed down to you. Do not let history be written saying we all went out with a whimper. Arise Men of the WEST, Arise and liberate your brethren across the Arlantic. We will await your arrival, arms ready to join in the sacred fight of saving the world from the shroud of darkness. From the scourge of humanity that is known as Islam.

The hour is late, but submission is the last thing on our minds. There are traitors abound, some willful, some ignorant. But there is also those that have chosen light, that have rejected darkness and extermination. There are those that have gathered to fight!!! Wether by the sword or the pen, all equally important. We await the second great crusade to liberate Europe.

We await......America. It's 11:59.


Anonymous said...

What a load of crap. Wearing a veil or burka or other covering is noty a religious thing. It is a personal choice. No where in teh Kuran or in ISlam does it compel a woman to wear such accoutrements. I challenge any Muslim to show specifically where it says in teh kuran where it says a woman must wear such coverings. Prove it. for teh judge he used the flimsiest of reasons. Why not simp-0ly say it is not a religious decree so drop teh veil or go spend time in jail thinking about it

Anonymous said...

They don't care if it says it anywhere. They want darkness over the world. They want eyes and minds shrouded. The Burqa is but one of their weapons, a rather symbolic one, but quite potent mind you.

Do NOT burden yourselves with technicalities of such as to wether its in the Quran or not, it's in their minds and that's all that matters to them. They feast on our inability to see the greater picture. They want us mired in small technical details erstwhile they plot the bigger picture; Sharia over the West.

Please America, do not make the same mistake we did, do not let their thieving, conniving Taqqyia fool you and lull you to a naive sleep. And don't get embroiled in petty technicalities, expose their broader agenda any way you can.

The hour towards our shared fate draws near. Let us not allow that fate to be shared subjugation.