Tue, 21 Dec 2010 12:54:50 +0000
An Australian Muslim woman, Carnita Matthews, was driving in full head-to-toe vision-impairing burqa. She was stopped by the police for a traffic infraction. The policeman asked for her identity and to show her face. Matthews cried racism and claimed she was man-handled.
But the police car’s videocam captured the exchange, showing Matthews had lied. She was convicted and sentenced to 6 months in jail for her malicious false claim that could have destroyed the police officer’s career and reputation. Then her lying lawyer whined it was a case of mistaken identity — that Matthews was not the woman in the video because the burqa had concealed the woman’s true face! That’s hutzpah for ya.
The lawyer’s lie went nowhere because, happily, Matthews’ signature on the false claim she had filed with the police after the traffic incident proved she was the woman in the police video.
No wonder France finally, in September of this year, banned Islamic face-covering veils such as the niqab and burqa from being worn in public places. Earlier this year, Australian Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi called for the burqa to be banned in his country, but the ban did not go into effect although debate about the burqa continues.
Muslims are exploiting and manipulating western society’s religious freedom and rights for their own ends. Am I the only person who, when seeing a burqa, immediately thinks of the evil Ringwraiths of Lord of the Rings and the Dementors of Harry Potter?
H/t beloved Fellowship co-founder Steve.