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Burqa Ban: Judge Expels Veiled Muslim Woman from Court for Refusing to Show Her Face

Burqa Ban: Judge Expels Veiled Muslim Woman from Court for Refusing to Show Her Face

Country: 
Australia
News Date: 
08/02/2018
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

An Australian judge has been called “unreasonable” for ordering the Muslim wife of an accused terrorist to remove her niqab and show her face while attending her husband’s trial. She refused the request to remove the traditional Muslim face covering and was subsequently escorted from the building to sit outside while the case was being heard, the Herald Sun . “I require anybody who comes into the court — and all are welcome — but anybody who comes into the court, for their face to be uncovered,’ Justice Beale of the Victorian Supreme Court said. According to the transcript of proceedings, the lawyer for the wife’s husband said she was “obviously not prepared to do that.” A court spokesman told the newspaper that judges can decide who is allowed to sit in their courts.