In “Ban the Burqa” in the American Thinker today, Pamela Geller discusses the Carnita Matthews case — a claim of victim status that backfired on the lying Muslim accuser, at least initially. Pamela also explains why the burqa should be banned entirely.
Back in November, I reported on a burqa’ed Muslima in Australia, Carnita Matthews, who was charged with making a false complaint that used the Muslim victimhood card in her defense. “All cops are racist,” she charged — what race? Covered from head to toe in a burqa, with just a slit through which to see, the Muslima claimed that a police officer had tried to tear off her burqa.
It didn’t happen. Matthews was charged with making a false complaint to police. And the judge, Magistrate Robert Rabbidge, saw through her claim right away, describing her lie as “deliberate, malicious and ruthless.” Rabbidge added: “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.”
Matthews, predictably, played the race card, saying: “You look at me and see me wearing this and you couldn’t handle it. All cops are racist.”
Her lawyer claimed that Matthews had been a victim of mistaken identity. Because who really knows who was under that burqa? Only Allah can say for sure. But Rabbidge would have none of it. Matthews is the one who lodged the complaint against an officer, and signed a statement to that effect. Police prosecutor sergeant Lisa McEvoy said: “Her signature on that affidavit coupled with the signature on her driver’s licence is exactly the same.”
Matthews was found guilty, and was sentenced to six months in prison. Yet despite the indisputable evidence against her, the burqa’ed civilizational jihadist appealed — and this past week, she won, all the while remaining inside her cloth coffin. A new judge, Clive Jeffreys, bought her claim of mistaken identity, and said that because she was wearing a burqa, there was no certainty that Carnita Matthews was the same woman who falsely accused the police officer. Jeffreys contradicted Rabbidge, saying: “I am not satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that she made the complaint. Even if I was satisfied that she made the complaint, I am not satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that it was knowingly false.”
The Muslims expressed their gratitude for this in their usual way: it was an ugly scene. Australia’s News.com.au reported: “More than a dozen Muslim supporters linked arms and began chanting ‘Allah Akbar’ as they stormed out of Downing Centre Court with Mrs Matthews concealed behind them. Tempers rose and they began jostling with police after several members of the group attacked cameramen.” Matthews’ dhimmi lawyer Stephen Hopper explained: “They are obviously happy with the result and are expressing it in a way that is culturally appropriate to them.”
Attacking cameramen: “culturally appropriate” for Muslims.