A Canadian court is arguing the right of a woman to wear her niqab (full face veil) while testifying in court, during her own rape trial. The defendant's are saying they have a right to see their accusers face, and that the defense and jury must be able to see her face during testimony to determine truthfulness.
What do you think? If a Muslim woman accused you of a crime, would you want to be able to see her face in court? Or would you say it's okay for her to hide her face for religious reasons?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:04 PM on Apr. 1, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by LuvsDanika at 12:06 PM on Apr. 1, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 12:08 PM on Apr. 1, 2009
switch this scenario around and say a suspected rapest believes in a religion of mask wearing should he be required to take off his face covering in court to be identified even though its against his religion??
He would have to remove for purposes of identifying him, but other than that he could keep it on....Was it on during the crime?
But the OP question is about a VICTIM being asked to go in violation of her religious beliefs and basically be violated all over, NOT OK
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:11 PM on Apr. 1, 2009
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