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Ga. Muslim jailed over head scarf

How many days in jail will I be handed in if I showed up in a yarmuka?

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Ga. resident refused to remove hijab at court's security checkpoint
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updated 2:48 p.m. ET, Wed., Dec. 17, 2008

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - A 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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Oh, don't you talk to the bailiff nasty and shit, no didiii'nt (outside the courtroom mind you)
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Hey where's Tahloube!

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Hey where's Tahloube!
Hey; what's the Canuk thinkin of this shit? Do you people have actual real freedom of speech?
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Yes we Canadians have plenty of free speech.And we exercised that,for example, by telling Bush and our Friendly Neighbors we weren't going to follow them into Iraq.

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Now in all fairness drew,here's one reason we couldn't follow him...
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Lisa Valentine huh? Doesn't sound like a Middle East born Muslim.

IMO, both Turkey's Kemal Atatürk, and his admirer Reza Pahlawi, who had wanted to declare Iran a Republic, and only accepted the role of King after the insistence of Iran's Mullahs, had it right.
The police / military in both Countries were under orders to remove the hijab of women, in an effort to abolish veiling.
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Reza Pahlawi, who had wanted to declare Iran a Republic, and only accepted the role of King after the insistence of Iran's Mullahs...
Any links for this statement?

I know that bloody Shakh regime had like 60,000 people in prison.

However, after the Islamic Revolution Iran had a few millions.
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i think she has to remove the scarf. this is america after all not ksa or whatever. the arrest definitely seems like a 4th ammendment violation. the jailing is ridiculous though. the judge should be disbarred. that was a move of a sovereign and not a lawful judge.



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