Carnita’s Law

OK, that’s not really the name of this new Australian law, but it might as well be.

I reported last month that the Belligerent Burqa Bimbo, Carnita Matthews, had successfully appealed her conviction for filing a false police complaint, on the grounds that her full veil (niqab) meant that there was no proof that she was in fact the person who had filed the complaint.

That’s an example of the Islamic version of chutzpah, known in Arabic as qutspiyyah*.

There’s nothing that can be done now about Ms. Matthews, who is as free as a bird. However, her case has prompted New South Wales to pass a new law giving police the power to require the removal of a burqa (or any other full-face covering, to avoid being accused of religious discrimination) so that drivers’ identities may be confirmed during traffic stops:

Police Given Power to Remove Burkas

New South Wales police conducting routine car stops will be given the power to demand the removal of head coverings for identification.

Premier Barry O’Farrell says cabinet approved the move on Monday so police could properly identify motorists or any other people suspected of committing a crime.

“I don’t care whether a person is wearing a motorcycle helmet, a burka, niqab, face veil or anything else, the police should be allowed to require those people to make their identification clear,” he said in a statement.

“I have every respect for various religions and beliefs but when it comes to enforcing the law the police should be given adequate powers to make a clear identification.”

Mr O’Farrell says there has to be a balance between religious customs and a police officer’s ability to do their job.

“It’s also an issue with other religions. It’s also an issue with other cultures,” he said.

“But whether it’s a driver’s license or passing through customs, identity checks are required in this day and age and we’re determined to ensure police have the powers to undertake them when required.”

The new laws come in the wake of a successful appeal by a Muslim woman who had been sentenced to jail for falsely accusing a police officer of forcibly trying to remove her burka.

The sentence against Carnita Matthews was quashed on appeal last week.

The magistrate said he was unable to confirm whether Ms Matthews had made the accusation as police had been unable to see the face of the woman who made the complaint.

Attorney-General Greg Smith says he will not be appealing against the Matthews decision, but says the new laws should prevent a recurrence of the case.

Police have had the power to ask women to remove face veils during the investigation of serious offences but did not have such powers during routine car stops.

* No, that word is not authentic. I made it up. It’s just for fun.

Hat tip: Salome.

7 thoughts on “Carnita’s Law

  1. And what happens when she refuses? Off to court wearing her tent for her attorney to argue that sure both looked like black tents but who is to say who was under each tent. Case dismissed.

  2. Let us all hope that this becomes a splendid example of one deceitful Muslim (Muslima), spoiling the fun for all Muslims (Muslimas)

    Bin Laden did it on a much larger scale by making the world suddenly aware of Islam’s violent global jihad.

    We’ll see if Carnita Matthews has somehow managed to inspire legislation that will begin empowering Western authorities as regards the very real danger of allowing individuals who are masked or body-disguised to roam freely.

    Carnita milked the last cow on the farm a little too vigorously and this normally docile Western bovine finally kicked over the milk pail.

    Let’s try to do our best and make sure this happens again and again whenever and wherever Muslims try their petty obfuscations or deceits. Leveraging these minor incidents into full blown scandals is one way to set the Muslim community upon itself as internal anger grows over those who prematurely awaken or alarm the Infidel about just how seditious Islam continues to be no matter where it goes.

  3. I am with you zenster. Score for the good guys. No one that reads about this case, no matter their feeling about islam, can ignore the deceitfulness of that woman and the purely selfish motivation behind her actions. They will be no outcry in her community denouncing her dispicable actions because her actions are not considered dispicable. These idealogical differences need to be in the spotlight. People need to remember what they are defending.

    “The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution.”

    John Adams

    Please forgive spelling mistakes
    Whitney Gann

  4. whitney: There will be no outcry in her community denouncing her dispicable actions because her actions are not considered despicable.

    Never mind the spelling, mate. Just get your thoughts out where others can see them.

    One minor issue: While you are correct that Carnita’s “actions are not considered despicable” by other Muslims, there will be a particular segment of jihadists in her community that are going to get quite hacked off at how this whiny little tent dwelling tosspot managed to muck about with a perfectly good leg up for shari’a creep.

    I’d love to be a fly on the wall when Carnita’s hubby and his friends get together and give her a buncha fives over how she should bite her bum the next time she gets nicked.

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