In the Southern hamlet of Valdosta, Georgia, a Muslim woman was apparently barred from entering a courtroom to contest a speeding ticket because she had on a head scarf. The story was in my morning paper and probably is on al.com, but I like this Pravda link because it has a picture, so you can see just whut kinda headrag we’re talkin about. Uh-huh.
They told her it was for “homeland security reasons,” and that letting her into the courtroom wearing the scarf would show disrespect to the judge, Vernita Lee Bender. The judge later apologized, but said “we have rules that everyone has to follow.” Now, what do you suppose those rules are? Presumably you can’t wear your John Deere billed cap to court, but does she make chemotherapy patients bare their pitiful lil fuzzy heads to show proper respect as well?
As my dear husband said yesterday about the headline, “Romney Offers Assurances: ‘Christ is my Savior’”—this sounds like something out of The Onion.
She ended up pleading guilty and paying her hundred and sixty-eight bucks. Looks like she was speeding. Lousy Godless scofflaw.