DTT: Sadly the environment today even Muslim woman are not safe from discrimination. It is claimed that a judge in Quebec, Canada, would not a hear a case unless the Muslim woman removed her Hijab. Would such a judge tell another woman to remove some clothing otherwise he would not hear a case? I bet, he would get sacked. Sadly, being modest these days is an issue. To some revealing more flesh equals to being liberated. 50 years ago it was the other way around.
By Steve Rukavina / CBC News
A Quebec judge told a woman appearing in her Montreal courtroom she would not hear her case until she removed her hijab.
In an audio recording of the proceedings obtained by CBC News, Judge Eliana Marengo is heard telling Rania El-Alloul on Tuesday that the courtroom is a secular place and that she is not suitably dressed.
“Hats and sunglasses for example, are not allowed. And I don’t see why scarves on the head would be either,” Marengo says in the recording.
“The same rules need to be applied to everyone. I will therefore not hear you if you are wearing a scarf on your head, just as I would not allow a person to appear before me wearing a hat or sunglasses on his or her head, or any other garment not suitable for a court proceeding.”
El-Alloul was in court to apply to get her car back after it was seized by Quebec’s automobile insurance board, the SAAQ.
The car was seized after police stopped El-Alloul’sson for driving with a suspended licence. In such cases, the board keeps the car for a month. If someone wants it back sooner, they have to appear before a Court of Quebec judge to make a request. That’s what El-Alloul was trying to do Tuesday afternoon.
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