Marisol’s point here about the statement that Muslim dress makes about Western society is important. In addition, it is worth noting how this is yet another illustration of a fake Muslim hate crime. Portraying oneself as a victim so as to gain the special protections and freedom from scrutiny that victim status offers — it’s a growth industry.
This one was a claim of victim status that backfired, as it did for Safia Jilani, another hijabbed Muslim woman who faked a hate crime against herself. More on this story. “Hijab woman sentenced to six months,” by Sarah Malik for NineMSN, November 19 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A Muslim woman has lodged an appeal after she was sentenced to six months in prison for falsely accusing a police officer of forcibly removing her veil.
Carnita Matthews, a 46-year-old mother of seven, broke down in tears as Magistrate Robert Rabbidge described her crime as “deliberate, malicious and ruthless”.
“There is not a shadow of doubt in my mind, beyond a reasonable doubt, that she knew that the complaint she was making was false,” he told Campbelltown Local Court on Friday….