A head scarf landed a Muslim woman in jail Tuesday after she refused to remove it during a hearing at the Douglasville Municipal Court.
Lisa Valentine, also known by her Islamic name, Miedah, 40, was arrested for ‘violating a court policy of no headgear’, Chris Womack, deputy chief of operations for the Douglasville Police Department said on Wednesday.
Valentine was in court with a nephew who was facing a traffic citation. She was wearing a hijab, the head covering worn by Muslim women.
When she refused to remove it she was handcuffed and taken to Judge Keith Rollins’ chambers. He cited her for contempt and ordered her held in jail for 10 days.
Welcome to the new America. Where paranoia rules and reason and logic and freedom of religion/speech etc. are just words. I wonder what the judge’s reaction to a Sikh or a Jew (wearing a Kippah)? Would he have reacted in the same way?
It’s so easy to hate, isn’t it?