Skip to comments.Chutzpah: Women at 9/11 trial Should Cover up Out of Respect for Terrorists
Posted on 05/07/2012 5:34:18 AM PDT by safetysign
A female defense attorney, who is not Muslim, wore the traditional Islamic hijab to the military court staging the trial of five Guantanamo Bay prisoners accused of the September 11 attacks yesterday.
Cheryl Bormann, 52, who represents Walid bin Attash, said that her client had demanded she wear the clothing and insisted that other women at the hearing also wear appropriate clothes out of respect for his religion.
Today she explained her decision at Guantanamo Bay, saying she always wears the hijab around her client.
She asked that other women follow her example so that the defendants do not have to avert their eyes for fear of committing a sin under their faith, according to Fox News.
The lawyers decision was one of the less controversial moments during Saturdays hearing where at times the accused openly defied the court.
Defense: Cheryl Bormann appeared in court wearing traditional Islamic dress out of respect for her client Walid bin Attash Self-proclaimed mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, wearing a turban and white tunic, refused to answer the judges questions.
Mohammed had been asked if he was satisfied with his U.S. military and civilian lawyers.
I believe hes deeply concerned about the fairness of the proceeding, said his civilian lawyer, David Nevin.
Proceedings were further delayed as one of the defendants, Waleed bin Attash, appeared while being restrained in his chair.
The restraints were later removed after defense counsel had given assurances that he would behave.
Another defendant, Ramzi Binalshibh, stood up, then knelt on the courtroom floor and prayed for several minutes as a row of guards in camouflage uniforms kept a close watch.
Mohammed and his co-defendants could all face the death penalty.
They have been accused of seven charges stemming from the 2001 attacks that killed 2,976 people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.
The devastation resulted in the U.S. embarking on a deadly, costly and ongoing global war against al Qaeda and its supporters.
The families of six victims killed in the attacks were at court witnessing the trial while other victims families were able to watch proceedings via close-circuit TV.
Cheryl Bormann = OWNED
They should show up in Victoria’s Secret’s finest. Any woman stupid enough to wear those mysoginistic tents should be ashamed of themselves.
They certainly don’t want to be associated with any SIN. Wait ‘til the are introduced to the fires.
Does Victoria’s Secret make bikinis out of bacon?
“Defense: Cheryl Bormann appeared in court wearing traditional Islamic dress out of respect for her client Walid bin Attash Self-proclaimed mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, wearing a turban and white tunic, refused to answer the judges questions.”
Okay....does she not realize that she would be beaten severely (if not killed) for not wearing a Burkha in a man’s presence in most ultra-Muslim Nation’s.
Also, does she not realize that she wouldn’t even be allowed to represent these RagHeads in a Sharia Court (of Law)......
We should cover up the terrorists out of respect for their victims.
With about three miles of ocean.
Ya, great point. She wouldn’t be allowed to be an attorney in a Sharia court in the first place. Just how far do we go to show respect for Islam and all that?
Why is it that we have to bend over backwards to show respect for Islam, but they are allowed to show whatever contempt they feel for our values and society and legal process?
Muslim men should wear blindfolds so they don’t offend western women with their sneering, arrogant eyes. Or submit to permanent blinding, below the neck removal of their eyes would work the best.