Attorney in hijab calls for women at 9/11 hearing to wear 'appropriate' clothing

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    Attorney in hijab defends call for other women at 9/11 hearing to wear 'appropriate' clothing | Fox News

    The defense attorney who wore a traditional Islamic outfit during the rowdy arraignment of the accused Sept. 11 terrorists is defending her courtroom appeal that other women in the room wear more "appropriate" clothing to the proceedings -- out of respect for her client's Muslim beliefs.

    Cheryl Bormann, counsel for defendant Walid bin Attash, attended the arraignment Saturday dressed in a hijab, apparently because her client insisted on it. She further requested that the court order other women to follow that example so that the defendants do not have to avert their eyes "for fear of committing a sin under their faith."

    At a press conference Sunday at Guantanamo Bay, Bormann said she dresses in a hijab at "all times" when she meets with her client "out of respect" for his beliefs.
     
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    Wow. The entitlement mentality is strong with that one.
     
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    Does a judge even have the authority to force people to wear foreign garb in court? I've seen people wearing shorts and flip-flops to court.
     
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    For one thing, she wasn't wearing a hijab. A hijab is merely a headscarf. Cheryl Boorman wears a full abeya as is shown by the artist's sketch.

    Judging by her performance and lack of control over her client, and the performance of the other defendants, not a one of them has any respect for the proceedings.
     
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    Just for that request, I would wear a bikini top and daisy dukes.

    Fuck her and her client.
     
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    I believe people should dress respectfully to our court, but not any particular religion. If one wishes to wear a cross necklace, they should do so. This is just another example of Muslims expecting people to bow down to them. Maybe Obama is willing, but he does not represent the populace.
     
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    But but but, the court won't permit see-through blouses.
     
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    True. It makes it appear as if we have something to hide. We have the greatest judicial system in the world, no reason not to hold the trial in Federal court in NYC, the jurisdiction were the crime took place. And Federal courts have a much better conviction rate than military venues.
     
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    She's a fucking DUPE.

    No two ways about it.
     
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    What this woman wants to do is set a prescedent that will be used across the US. She wants to create a new presumption, that a woman not dressed according to traditional islamic dress is automatically prejudicial to muslims. Thousands of appeals would immediately be made that muslim men were and are denied a fair trial because women were not dressed appropriately.

    If you want to know where this goes, women IF they can sit on juries at all will have to wear islamic dress. Perhaps if the muslim religion is to be absolutely respected, women would not be permitted to sit in judgment of muslim men at all. This will advance another step, which is no infidel is qualified to judge a muslim.
     

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