[YAMT] British Juror Arrested After Listening To Music Under Hijab

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Hey guys,

You guessed it, Yet Another Muslim Thread. :D I know you all love a discussion when it involves Muslims, so I thought I'd share an article with you that I just found on Yahoo! News. More importantly though, it adds a whole new spin on the issue of Muslim women being allowed to wear a headscarf in certain situations.

Yahoo! UK & Ireland said:
LONDON (AFP) - A female Muslim juror has been arrested in Britain after allegedly listening to an MP3 player under her hijab headscarf during a murder trial, police said Monday.

The woman in her early 20s was spotted by a fellow juror listening to music as she was meant to be helping try the case of a pensioner accused of bludgeoning his wife to death after 50 years of marriage.

She could now be charged with contempt of court and, if convicted, may be punished with an indefinite jail sentence and an unlimited fine.
What do you guys think, will she try to get out of it with politically-correct bull or take it standing?

Link: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/afp/20070709/tod-britain-court-islam-6058bda.html
 
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Spawn said:
What an utter waste of a thread:rolleyes:. Next you know someone will pull up a story about how a muslim woman took a crap with her hijab on....FFS you lot really need to talk about something other than muslims ya know:p.

Anyways big deal, if anything she should be punished for contempt of court...but dont let that get in the way of a good ole muslim bash-fest eh??
So you don't think that this adds to the debate of wether there should be restrictions on where a headscarf may or may not be worn? Personally I think that they should be forbidden in somewhere like a courtroom, especially if some people are going to abuse the right so they can listen to music under it.
 
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Spawn said:
No i dont actually, seeing as last week my mom was in court under jury duty and said she met a lot of muslim women who were wearing hijaabs etc. Although one was wearing the veil but she was told to take it off which shock..horror she did:eek:
Good on her in my opinion. :) But, unfortunately, with the sheer number of British Muslims who seem to throw their dummy out of their pram about this, I think it's an issue. :o
 
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ChemicalKicks said:
And why dont you try reading the entire thread from the start where more than a few members want to send her home dont assume reading from the recent posts.
Look, it's obvious you've not been here long, but please shut the hell up about "send him/her/them back!" It's a running joke here and has been for a long time.

Edit: VIRII beat me to it, but he did forget pics of bread TBH! ;)
 
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@if ®afiq said:
Don't you think it is misleading? Seems so to me.
Articles use stock photos all the time, maybe they simply didn't have a photo of the offender to hand at the time. I don't see how this is misleading, or even relevent really, because as another poster pointed out you can still easily hide earphone wire under that.

@if ®afiq said:
I'm not saying it does. But the use of a picture of a ninja is clearly calculated to get a response.
Do you actually have any evidence to support your accusation, or are you just plucking at straws? It's far more likely that they just dug out a stock photo because they didn't have one of her.

This is very likely considering she was probably in the cells at the time.

Companies do this all the time. When I worked at BAE Systems in the visual communications department, we had to print with stock photos all the time and remove the numbers from the planes. Ohnoes imposter-plane. :o
 
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ChemicalKicks said:
Oh my you dont get Racism then do you, you sound like you may have been on the recieving end of it before.

The fact that it was not intended is not the point, just because you dont feel that it is racist doesnt mean that it is not.

Duh!
Shut up for God's sake, it was a joke. :rolleyes:

You are not going to last long here if you don't get a sense of humour.
 
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