Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Muslim woman jailed for wearing headscarf

And this happened in America... not in some mixed up secular-muslim-majority country

"ATLANTA – A Muslim woman arrested for refusing to take off her head scarf at a courthouse security checkpoint said Wednesday that she felt her human and civil rights were violated. A judge ordered Lisa Valentine, 40, to serve 10 days in jail for contempt of court, said police in Douglasville, a city of about 20,000 people on Atlanta's west suburban outskirts"

Read entire story here


  1. Salaams Sis:

    I read that she was arrested for cussing at the sheriff as she left the courthouse.

  2. Wa alaikum salaam Safiyyah, Actually yeah thats what it implies at the end of the yahoo article, "When she turned to leave and uttered an expletive, Hall said a bailiff handcuffed her and took her before the judge" but she shouldnt have been asked to remove it at all.