Thursday, July 12, 2007

Hijab Drama

Muslim juror ‘listened to iPod under hijab’

The Muslim woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused of concealing the device beneath her headscarf so that she could listen to music during the testimony of a man who bludgeoned his disabled wife to

Read on at Times Online

There are sooo many issues with this situation. Assuming this is an accurate report, my top two:
  1. As folks who depend on democratic tools like a jury, can we please start showing it the respect it deserves.
  2. Wow. This has the potential to make wearing hijab an obnoxious burden on female jurors!

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