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Thread: Proposed Australian Law Would Make Muslim Women Lift Veil

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    Re: Proposed Australian Law Would Make Muslim Women Lift Veil

    Don't see anything news worthy about this. It should have been just a simple amendment to the same law that gave police the rights to ask for your ID under probably cause or reasonable suspicion.

    I could be wrong, but it seems like the media is trying to equate or correlate this to "The world is starting to crack down on Muslims and maybe we should, too."

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    Re: Proposed Australian Law Would Make Muslim Women Lift Veil

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Seems to me that there are plenty of very obvious reasons for this to occur...starting with...

    "The laws were motivated by the bungled prosecution of Carnita Matthews, a 47-year-old Muslim mother of seven who was booked by a highway patrolman for a minor traffic violation in Sydney in June last year.

    An official complaint was made in Matthews' name against Senior Constable Paul Fogarty, the policeman who gave her the ticket. The complaint accused Fogarty of racism and of attempting to tear off her veil during their roadside encounter.
    Unknown to Matthews, the encounter was recorded by a camera inside Fogarty's squad car. The video footage showed her aggressively berating a restrained Fogarty and did not support her claim that he tried to grab her veil before she reluctantly and angrily lifted it to show her face.
    Matthews was sentenced in November to six months in jail for making a deliberately false statement to police.
    But that conviction and sentence were quashed on appeal last month without her serving any time in jail because a judge was not convinced that it was Matthews who signed the false statutory declaration. The woman who signed the document had worn a burqa and a justice of the peace who witnessed the signing had not looked beneath the veil to confirm her identity"
    Read more: Proposed Australian Law Would Make Muslim Women Lift Veil - FoxNews.com
    These show some very reasonable times when lifting the veil is absolutley necessary. How con one witness the signing of something if they can't see who is signing, for example? And the situation with teh police officer clearly indicates that identification was warranted.

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    Re: Proposed Australian Law Would Make Muslim Women Lift Veil

    There are muslims in Australia?

    How did they get in?

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