Australia: Judge deemed unreasonable for kicking out a woman who refused to show her face in court.
Friday, February 09, 2018
EOTW : (Melbourne)
The other day in court hearing a case about a man accused of being a
terrorist saw the wife of the accused thrown out after she refused to
remove her Niqab. Justice Christopher Beale ordered the woman to remove
garment, which covers much of a woman's face except her eyes, or remain
"I require anybody who comes into the court - and all
are welcome - but anybody who comes into the court, for their face to be
She didn't wish to remove her niqab and left. However as this is a
first world country, the local Muslims have played the victim card. Vice-President of the Islamic Council of Victoria, AdelSalman, said Justice Beale's decision was unreasonable and a breach of her
human rights, particularly as she was not giving evidence.
“I understand the judge is completely acting within his
powers, however, in this case I just think it’s unreasonable and I think the
woman had a right to be in the courtroom to show support for her husband.”
He said women who choose to wear the niqab take it very
“It’s not a light-hearted matter, it’s not trivial.
it through devotion, through being faithful to God and it’s part of her
identity.To ask her to remove the niqab is almost like asking her to
set aside part of her identity and of course that can be challenging, if not
traumatic for people.”
If there were concerns about a person’s identity, Mr Salman
suggested a woman wearing a niqab or burqa could be asked to step into a
private room and show her face to a female security member for
The thing is this isn't the first time this case has
witnessed Muslims refusing to obey the law of the land. Last year 2
women were ejected from the same court after they refused to stand for
As always the usual suspects want to dilute the laws of the
land in which to further their agenda.