A controversy broke out recently in the UK when a defendant in a court trial demanded the right to wear the niqab, even in the dock. The judge in the case ruled yesterday that the young woman may wear a veil when she is in the dock, but must remove it if she gives testimony. Spectators and the press will be prevented from seeing her face, however, thereby protecting her modesty.
Below is a BBC news report on this issue, displaying the usual multicultural bias. Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading and annotating this video:
Here’s a list of links to recent media articles and opinion pieces about the issue of face veils in British courts and other institutions:
- The Sun: Unveiled
- The Telegraph: Veils in Court Are a Barrier to Justice
- The Telegraph: Tiptoeing Around Islam and a Ban on Muslim Women Wearing the Veil
- The Telegraph: Sarah Wollaston: Veil Debate Should be Wake-Up Call for Feminism
- The Commentator: Muslim Veil Ruling? Nonsense Upon Stilts
- Pajamas Media: British Court Enforces Sharia Over Equal Protection of Law
Hat tip for the articles: JP.