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Sharia in action in Sudan: Woman faces whipping for refusal to wear hijab

Sharia in action in Sudan: Woman faces whipping for refusal to wear hijab

Country: 
Sudan (the)
News Date: 
05/11/2013
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

“Moreover, freedom in America is indivisible from the freedom to practice one’s religion. That is why there is a mosque in every state in our union, and over 1,200 mosques within our borders. That’s why the United States government has gone to court to protect the right of women and girls to wear the hijab and to punish those who would deny it.” — Barack Obama, 

But who will go to court, or do anything at all, in the U.S. or Sudan or anywhere else, to protect the right of women and girls not to wear the hijab and to punish those who would deny it? “Woman in legal limbo over refusal to cover hair,” from , November 4 (thanks to ):

Khartoum: A Sudanese woman accused of “indecent” attire because she refused to cover her hair remains in legal limbo after a court appearance on Monday.

Amira Osman Hamid faces a possible whipping if convicted of violating Sudan’s laws governing morality, which took effect after the 1989 Islamist-backed coup by President Omar Al Bashir.