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Big Apple pays out $180Gs to suspects asked to remove hijabs
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February 28, 2018
February 28, 2018 12:44 PM EST
New York had to pay out $180,000 to three women who were asked to remove their hijabs while getting their mug shots taken.POSTMEDIA
A trio of Muslim women scored a total of $180,000 because the NYPD forced them to take off their hijabs for mug shots.
According to the New York Daily News, the request flew in the face of a new edict barring Big Apple cops from demanding suspects wearing religious head coverings remove them.
“We did our best to establish a good precedent,” lawyer Tahanie Aboushi said, noting several religions have headwear requirements.
“On the one hand, it gives officers guidance, and on the other hand, it protects the exercise of religious freedom,” said Aboushi, who represented one of the complainants.
A law department rep told the News: “The resolution of these matters were in the best interest of all parties involved.”
The cases stretch back to 2012 when a high school student — identified only as G.E. — was arrested after fighting with two girls she believed were spreading gossip about her.
The criminal case was tossed, the civil case kicked off.
At the 62nd precinct, G.E. refused to take off her hijab. A female officer could not be found to take the photo.
In her lawsuit, G.E. claimed she felt “exposed, violated and distraught.” She complained male cops and prisoners were watching.
The NYPD changed the rules in 2015 and suspects were to be given options, including female techs and having the mug shot snapped in private.
Aboushi filed two similar cases in 2015 and 2016, after the new protocols were in effect.
The women settled for $60,000 each.
Three women forced to take off hijabs for mugs settle with city - NY Daily News
Big Apple pays out $180Gs to suspects asked to remove hijabs | Toronto Sun
Egypt convicts female singers for 'insults' and 'debauchery'
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February 28, 2018
This file photo taken on July 28, 2017 shows Egyptian singer Sherine Abdel Wahab performing during the 53rd session of the Carthage International Festival at the Roman Theatre in the ancient Tunisian city.FETHI BELAID / AFP/Getty Images
CAIRO — Egyptian courts have sentenced two singers to prison time for seemingly tame behaviour deemed threatening to society in a country growing increasingly repressive on all fronts.
One, the famous singer Sherine Abdel-Wahab, was given six months over a joke suggesting that the Nile River is polluted, which prosecutors used to accuse her of insulting the state. A fan had asked her to sing one of her popular songs referring to drinking from the river, Egypt’s lifeline, to which she playfully suggested that it’s safer to drink bottled water.
The other, little-known Laila Amer, was sentenced to two years for inciting “debauchery and immorality” with a music video in which she plays a downtrodden but belly-dancing housewife complaining to her husband about his bossy mother. The name of the song, “Bos Omak,” is a play on words with a popular Arabic profanity.
The charges, while not uncommon in matters of morality in conservative Egypt, come at a time when free speech in general is under assault by authorities and tolerance for different opinions seems to be reaching an all-time low ahead of next month’s presidential election, in which President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is set to win after other potential candidates were forced out of the race.
“Fundamentally this is a conservative regime that seeks in part to ground its legitimacy in its ability to defend the country’s ‘moral code,”‘ said Timothy Kaldas of the U.S.-based Tahrir Institute. “It reflects a long-term effort to demonstrate it’s no less committed to morality than the Islamists it has displaced.”
In this Oct. 24, 2017 file photo, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi attends a military ceremony in the courtyard at the Hotel des Invalides in Paris, France. (Charles Platiau, Pool via AP, File)
El-Sissi, who overthrew his divisive Islamist predecessor in 2013, almost certainly will take a second mandate in March given that all serious competitors in the race have been disqualified or intimidated into dropping out. He faces only a single adversary, an obscure politician who supports him and registered at the last minute when it became clear no one else could face el-Sissi.
Muslim-majority Egypt has steadily grown more conservative over the past half century, although it maintains relatively vibrant arts and music scenes and is far more liberal than Gulf Arab countries.
Prosecutions for moral issues have grown, however, under el-Sissi’s leadership, which has ushered in the country’s fiercest crackdown on dissent and freedoms in its modern history.
In September, authorities arrested dozens of people after several waved an LGBT rainbow flag at a Cairo concert by a popular Lebanese indie rock band whose lead singer is openly gay. The band, Mashrou’ Leila, was later banned from performing in Egypt.
In December, another female singer named Shaimaa Ahmed faced similar charges to Amer over what was deemed racy content, being sentenced to two years in prison, reduced to one year on appeal. Her video showed her dancing in her underwear and suggestively licking an apple and eating a banana before a classroom of young men.
Egypt convicts female singers for ‘insults’ and ‘debauchery’ | Toronto Sun
Okay then! Thanks for that little picture of LIE-beral MADNESS! Muslims getting PAID to show their faces to cops! That one ought to be front page news in every newspaper in the land!
And here is another piece:
Here is an article revealing that the LIE-beral version of national security is virtually worthless! With some comments of my own in brackets):
Was anyone watching alleged terrorist Rehab Dughmosh?
By Michele Mandel, Toronto Sun. First posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 12:23 PM EDT | Updated: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 08:19 AM EDT
Trudeau devalues the meaning of citizenship
(By refusing to deport criminals!)
Dughmosh- The alleged store attacker pledges allegiance to ISIS
(At her initial court appearance, the LIE-beral judge told her NOT to be hasty and NOT to simply plead guilty! LIE-berals RELEASED SEVEN accused killers this summer because they could not get a fair trial in reasonable time due to lack of LIE-beral resources - but LIE-berals are wasting HUGE resources messing with Dughmosh who wants to plead guilty and be sent home because she hates Canada- and LIE-beral judge says NOT TO BE HASTY!)
Integration and vetting matters.
(But NOT to LIE-berals! One reason they do not want to accept the guilty plea from Dughmosh is because LIE-beral immigration system is so porous and slipshod they have no idea where Dughmosh came from and no idea when she came to Canada nor what her immigration status actually is! So if they deport her the whole sorry mess will come out in the evening news! So they give her a nice SLOW trial and hope we will forget about her and the LIE-beral MESS!)
Alleged terror-attacker should be kicked out of Canada.
(Yes- give her the boot just as soon as slipshod LIE-berals can persuade some other sucker nation to accept her!)
TORONTO - Was anyone watching Rehab Dughmosh?
About a year before she was charged with attacking customers and staff with a golf club and butcher knife at a Scarborough Canadian Tire, Dughmosh allegedly left Toronto in an unsuccessful bid to join ISIS in Syria as a foreign fighter.
Intercepted in Turkey, she was sent back to her adopted homeland. And now the Scarborough mother stands accused of doing exactly what the terror group has instructed its believers to do — if you can’t join us overseas, strike the infidel with whatever you have at home.
(Since LIE-berals do not know what her Cdn legal status is- then why in HELL would they let her come back here? No questions asked?)
If she’s alleged to have left Canada to join ISIS in April 2016, why wasn’t Dughmosh arrested a year ago?
“A decision was made not to charge her at the time,” said federal Crown Howard Piafsky.
(LIE-berals have NO problem recognizing CONVICTED terrorists such as the father of Omar Khadr and the members of the Toronto 18 terror group as Cdns so why would they shun this stupid terror Turnip Dughmosh?)
Why not? And since then, has she been under surveillance? Was she on a terror watch list? Did no one take her seriously? After attacks here at home on Parliament Hill and in Quebec and countless more around the world, are we still so naive to think that a lone wolf can’t do damage?
On June 3, police say a woman entered the Cedarbrae Mall store and headed to the paint department where she began swinging a golf club at staff. “I’m here for Syria. I’m going to kill everybody,” she allegedly shouted.
But for the quick thinking of staff and customers who managed to subdue her and then pry a knife out of her hand, it could have had far more tragic consequences.
Dughmosh, 32, faces 21 charges, including 14 new counts under Canada’s anti-terror laws that were laid by the RCMP just minutes before she made a scheduled appearance Tuesday morning at Scarborough court. None of the allegations have been tested in court.
(In view of Dughmosh committing her attack in full view of Cdn Tire security cameras and considering that she was wrestled to the ground at the scene by customers and security staff, I am pretty sure ALL the charges will stick- as its not likely there has been a mistake in identity? But we ought to watch out for LIE-berals as they follow their usual Hug a thug program and plea bargain most of the charges into oblivion!)
The new counts allege the Canadian Tire attack was “for the benefit of, at the direction of or in association with a terrorist group.” The charges include four counts of attempted murder, four of assault with a weapon, three of carry weapon dangerous, two concealed weapon charges as well as leaving Canada for the purpose of participating in activities of a terror group, i.e. joining ISIS.
At her first court appearance last month, Dughmosh identified herself by her membership to the terror group: “ISIS — I pledge to the leader of the believers — Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,” the woman said through an Arabic interpreter.
(Oh, only a LIE-beral would not accept her statements and beliefs at face value!)
In an appearance last week, she waived her right to a bail hearing and insisted that if released, she’d do it again. “I meant to harm those people,” she said, according to Global News. “I would like the word of Allah to be the supreme word. And I will go on and I will keep on fighting. And I will fight anyone who will fight against Islamic beliefs.”
(So she is a crazy nutbar that we cannot trust in any way!)
Wearing green prison sweats and her face fully covered with a black niqab, Dughmosh once again pledged allegiance to ISIS on Tuesday. Asked if she understood the 14 additional charges, she seemed confused. “This is about me joining Islamic State and also about the knife and the golf club?” she asked.
(I have said it before and will again- banning the niqab in Canada might just be a great way to weed out Muslim radicals? After all, Muslim men would not want their women to go about exposed like western sluts?)
The judge explained the new charges may seem repetitive but they’ve now added the allegation that her actions were done to benefit a terror group. Dughmosh suggested that was obvious.
(Even the crazy women gets it- its ONLY Our idiot Boy Justin who wears blinkers about Muslim terror!)
“I am afraid that the old charges are the same as the new charges,” she said. “From the beginning, I said I belong to ISIS.”
Crosbie repeated her right to seek bail. Once again, she declined. The judge then ordered her detained until her next appearance July 21.
Dughmosh seemed anxious to attain her martyr status much sooner.
“Can’t we just finish it today?” she asked through an interpreter. “If I were to plead for all the charges — the old charges and new charges today — would it be possible to finish the case?”
Crosbie told her it didn’t work that way — the Crown had to provide her with disclosure; there were more steps to be completed. In the meantime, she urged her to reconsider and speak to a lawyer. “These are very serious charges,” Crosbie warned.
“I already know. I understand,” Dughmosh replied. Before she was led away, the accused ISIS fighter had one more message: “I do not believe in the Canadian justice system.”
But she will get to enjoy its benefits just the same.
mmandel at postmedia