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Woman sues over headscarf
SA News24 TV ^ | 12/6/07 | AP

Posted on 12/06/2007 11:19:26 AM PST by casino66

Los Angeles - A Muslim woman arrested for riding a commuter train without a valid ticket has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States, claiming her religious freedom was violated when she was forced to remove her headscarf when she was taken to jail.

Jameelah Medina also said she was intimidated by a deputy who accused her of being a terrorist and called Islam an "evil" religion, according to the suit filed on Wednesday in US District Court by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California.

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Poor lawyers are everywhere. We don't have a category for 'stupid news' which this is.
1 posted on 12/06/2007 11:19:26 AM PST by casino66
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She’s a liar. They all are. Besides, they don’t feel pain the way we do.


2 posted on 12/06/2007 11:21:26 AM PST by LouAvul
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To: casino66

I’ve never met a poor lawyer.........


3 posted on 12/06/2007 11:21:35 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: casino66

Impose a Sharia punishment on her for stealing. /sarc


4 posted on 12/06/2007 11:21:55 AM PST by Ouderkirk (Hillary = Senator Incitatus, Clintigula's whore...er, horse.)
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Roberts "accused Medina of being a terrorist and supporting terrorism. He stated that Muslims are evil ... and that the United States was in Iraq at God's direction to squash evil," read the suit.

Isn't the truth some sort of defense?

5 posted on 12/06/2007 11:22:43 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: casino66

It’s LA, land of kooks where she knows she’ll find a sympathetic jury.


6 posted on 12/06/2007 11:23:07 AM PST by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: Ouderkirk
Impose a Sharia punishment on her for stealing. /sarc

With the constant persecution by radical Muslims against people who 'offend' them and call for their death, it might change a lot of Muslim attitudes if the punishment fit the crime, according to their religious beliefs, of course.

7 posted on 12/06/2007 11:24:19 AM PST by Pistolshot (Never argue with stupid people, they just bring you down to their level and beat you with experience)
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To: casino66

So what we have here is some muslim broad who wanted a free ride and she got one - to jail, but then she didn’t like the dress code. Too bad, too sad. Did they put her in a cell that didn’t face Mecca, too? If you want to be a muslim, go live in a muslim country. That ain’t Los Angeles which everybody knows is an Hispanic country.


8 posted on 12/06/2007 11:25:13 AM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: LouAvul

“She’s a liar. They all are. Besides, they don’t feel pain the way we do.”

Thats a silly statement. Trying for a hateful comment that might be quoted on BO’s show?


9 posted on 12/06/2007 11:27:03 AM PST by driftdiver
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To: Emmett McCarthy

This will be one to watch - it will show us how far down the road to submission we are or not.


10 posted on 12/06/2007 11:27:34 AM PST by Bobibutu
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To: Emmett McCarthy

This will be one to watch - it will show us how far down the road to submission we are or not.


11 posted on 12/06/2007 11:27:35 AM PST by Bobibutu
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To: Red Badger

They are probably few and far between, but they are out there. He is working for the ACLU so he probably could not get hired by a real firm.


12 posted on 12/06/2007 11:28:08 AM PST by casino66 ( If I vote Dem I'll get everything 'free')
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“riding a commuter train without a valid ticket has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States”

So she is a thief.


13 posted on 12/06/2007 11:28:15 AM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: Ouderkirk
Impose a Sharia punishment on her for stealing. /sarc

And after that for not wearing her headscarf./s

14 posted on 12/06/2007 11:28:36 AM PST by Snoopers-868th
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If she had been allowed to keep her scarf and hanged herself with it, I bet CAIR would be protesting the LAPD for that too.
15 posted on 12/06/2007 11:30:12 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Government is the hired help - not the boss. When politicians forget that they must be fired.)
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...said she was intimidated by a deputy who accused her of being a terrorist and called Islam an "evil" religion...

The deputy was completely out of line:  Islam is NOT a religion.

16 posted on 12/06/2007 11:30:46 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Islam is the E-Ticket ride at Nutsberry Farm)
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To: Bobibutu

If only she were an Hispanic, lesbian, muslim...


17 posted on 12/06/2007 11:30:50 AM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: casino66

“”If federal prisons can do that, there is no reason that San Bernardino sheriff’s can’t also,” he said. “”

yes there is, it is not HIS policy in HIS jail


18 posted on 12/06/2007 11:33:17 AM PST by sure_fine ( " not one to over kill the thought process " )
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To: KarlInOhio

Bingo!


19 posted on 12/06/2007 11:33:47 AM PST by rocksblues (Just enforce the law!)
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To: casino66

News alert to Burka Betty!....Your not in Muslimland and you have to pay for train rides here.


20 posted on 12/06/2007 11:35:13 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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