Source: New York Times
Date: Dec 17, 2008
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2008...rest.html?_r=2ATLANTA (AP) -- A Muslim woman arrested for refusing to take off her head scarf at a courthouse security checkpoint said Wednesday that she felt her human and civil rights were violated. A judge ordered Lisa Valentine, 40, to serve 10 days in jail for contempt of court, said police in Douglasville, a city of about 20,000 people on Atlanta's west suburban outskirts.
Valentine violated a court policy that prohibits people from wearing any headgear in court, police said after they arrested her Tuesday.
In America it is disrespectful to wear a hat or head covering in a courtroom.
The real question posed by this story is whether American law or Islamic law must give way when the two conflict.
You know what they say " when in Rome do as the Romans do" if its against your religion then stay the hell out of Rome.