A judge in the UK has ruled that a Muslim woman can stand trial wearing the niqab, but must remove it when giving evidence.
Following the ruling Shami Chakrabarti
, Director of Liberty
, praised the judge for his "sensitivity and clarity", while Keith Porteous Wood, executive director of the National Secular Society
condemned the decision, saying "We will be complaining to the Office of Judicial Complaints and...asking senior legal officers to make visibility throughout court hearings mandatory". [more inside]
Muslim woman sues over driver's license photo
A muslim woman is suing the state of Florida because she doesn't want to take off her veil to take the photo. If everyone were allowed to take covered face photos, what would be the point of having a photo?
"Whaddya mean that's not me? Look at the eyes!"
Muslim woman to challenge ban on veil in driver's license photo
Another example of how the fundamental structure of American society is built upon Christian monothestic values. Should she be accomodated and if so what does that do to the relevance of picture IDs? Further, what if it's against someone's religion to even have their picture taken at all