Skip to comments.Muslim woman asked to remove headscarf during bar exam in Springfield (MA)
Posted on 08/06/2013 1:03:59 PM PDT by matt04
On Wednesday and Thursday, law school graduates aspiring to practice in the Commonwealth gathered in Boston and Springfield to take the 16-hour bar exam, broken into several parts. During the morning portion of the test Thursday, recent graduate of the University of Michigan Law School Iman Abdulrazzak was handed a note from an exam proctor asking her to remove her headscarf.
As many Muslim women do, Abdulrazzak wore a hijab, covering her head and chest, during the exam held at the Western New England University School of Law.
The note, written in capitalized block letters read, "Headwear may not be worn during the examination without prior written approval. We have no record of you being given prior written approval. Please remove your headwear and place it under your seat for the afternoon session."
While "headwear including hats, scarves, caps, hoods, bandanas, visors, costume headgear or sunglasses" are prohibited from the examination room, religious headwear is permitted. "Headwear that has been granted prior approval by the Board of Bar Examiners for religious or medical reasons only," according to the Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners' security policy.
Executive Director of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners Marilyn Wellington told law news website Above The Law the issue was resolved quickly.
"This was an unfortunate miscommunication," Wellington said. "We withdrew the request that she make adjustments to her headgear, and she wore her religious garments throughout the entire testing day. The miscommunication was corrected as soon as we were made aware of it."
Though Abdulrazzak was allowed to finish the bi-annually offered exam, she remained upset. Sharing the photo on social media, she wrote in the caption, "Trying hard to control how upset I am."
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And there ya have it. Just like a race-baiter, she is using this as an excuse to point out how offended she is. How her rights were trampled on. How she was discriminated against and blah, blah, blah.
Boo. Fricking. Hoo.
What a great lawyer she’ll be.
Well, she got that right! The mentality of the muslim ideology has never advanced or adapted since its inception.
Ooooh. Somebody was passed a note in ‘BLOCK LETTERS!’ Call the press!
I once approached a customs agent and forgot I had my hat on and was told to take it off. Perhaps I should contact the Singapore Straits Times and tell them what happened.
Ten bucks says that within a year of setting up a practice here she'll convince our Supreme Court...the same one that ruled in favor of homosexual "marriage" some years back....that our state constitution guarantees the right to wage jihad against the government and our infidel citizens.
Dont they have a separate bar exam for Sharia law?
Only if she can control how upset she is!
Is she allowed to be a lawyer in a Moslem country?
Lawyers know the importance of documentation. She should have failed for not bringing documentation of her PRIOR approval, if there was any.
The backpedaling tone of the apology is sickening.Can we possibly kiss Islamic butt any more completely?
If a Jew wore a yarmulke. or a Sikh a turban, without prior approval, what do you think the reaction would be?
Dont the have a separate bar exam for Sharia law?
The seprate Bar is a shiny metal bar brought down upside the woman’s head because it is illegal in Sharia law for a woman to do a “man’s work”....
Muslim women just can’t think without their headgear.
If she were really a Muslim they would not allow her to be educated.
Only if she can control how upset she is!
Her peer group doesn’t control their anger very well....
“This was an unfortunate miscommunication,” Wellington said. “We withdrew the request that she make adjustments to her headgear, and she wore her religious garments throughout the entire testing day. The miscommunication was corrected as soon as we were made aware of it.”
We apologize for our misguided western regulations which expect people of superior cultures, like intelligent, humane, progrssive Muslims to behave according to our cultural mores. Please feel free to expound upon future changes you would like to see addressed in our society - like banning dogs, music, alcohol, dancing, sports and statues. We, in the degnerate west, will make every effort to accomodate YOUR needs.
Should have kicked her out on her @$$.
Lawsuit to follow if she doesn’t pass.
Where in the Koran does it say the hijab is required religious garb that must be worn by women?
Who would know more about living in the stone age than a 7th century Muslim?
It is not part of their religion. It is custom.
Yeah, I noticed that.
I don't mind her making Moslems look pathetic, but she makes women look bad, too.
Remember when the president of Harvard University said that maybe there was an objective reason why more men than women were top scientists and mathemeticians, and all the women in the room got the vapors and had to be sedated? What's a sensible woman to do with people like this?
They didn’t allow hats and such when I took the bar exam. The rules are published and this woman knew them ahead of time. She feigns being upset, but this was likely intentional on her part.
Agreed. She’ll either demand a retake or that her grade be adjusted upward because she was so upset, she couldn’t concentrate. RIGHT. /s off ... sorta
Though Abdulrazzak was allowed to finish the bi-annually offered exam, she remained upset.
Terrific. A muslim lawyer and one that is of the offended class...... Our Country is SCREWED............
Her use of the term “stone age” is certainly ironic. I wonder if she will eventually have to clarify whose stone age she thinks she is living in?
Yeah, there's the tipoff.
A mistake was made (or maybe not), but it was quickly and correctly resolved and everything went on as planned. A normal person, not looking for attention / excuses wouldn't have even given it a 2nd mention.
Just wait until they demand to take the exam is a full burka.
And the Bar will cave.
Go into a male-dominated field, play by their rules (don't ask them to change the rules because you're a girl), and then beat them (or just keep even, that's fine too....) at their own game.
Quickest way to get respect, IMHO.
Quickest way to lose it is what this woman did. Most guys don't go 'Whaaaaaaaaaa!!! It's Not Faaaaaair!" when they don't get their way.
Those who do, are called "Democrats". ;-)
I meant, what to do with women who muck things up for those who don’t!
My decision was to get married and have ten children.
Block letters. She can’t read cursive.
Wearing head gear like that, how could they tell
she wasn’t wired and receiving answers?
A disservice to the others taking the test.
And I can’t tell you how many times they say “it’s not required by my religion”
“If she got approval, why did she not have it in writing? “
I haven’t read this article, but in another article on this story, she reportedly said that she asked for written documentation of the approval, and was told it was not necessary. If true, it’s not surprising she would show up without written proof, particularly since most state bar exams have very particular rules about what you can and cannot bring into the room - when I took the NY bar exam, it was made very clear that the ONLY piece of paper I could have with me was my admission ticket.
Here’s her “professor of law” right here:
Unrepentant Fort Hood shooter calls himself ‘Mujahideen’ at trial
Foxnews.com | August 6, 2013
Posted on 08/06/2013 11:46:00 AM PDT by Deo volente
She's the one with the biggest mouth.
“Trying hard to control how upset I am.”
As they say in the Russian Army “tough shiztsky.”
I sometimes teach a class here and there at the local college. There is a room there for the teachers examination. It is all glass, and you are under 2 cameras. Why? Because of blatant cheating in the past.
Guess what the number 1 cheat now is, and that faculty will refuse to address. You guessed it, Burkas.
They all admit it is a scam, but they dare not question anyone in a Burka.
Photo ID? Just make sure the eyes are the right color.
So your name is Shanaynay and you are wearing a burka? No problem. Maybe your name is Mary and you are wearing a burka? No problem.
Yep, yep, yep, yep, ITA (I totally agree).
Much wiser, and far more satisfying. Figure that when on their deathbed, no one ever wishes that they spent more time at the office.
If you dedicate your life to a company for 25-30 years, you might get a nice watch on retiring. If you're really, really important, you might get a small plaque on the wall with your name on it, or a meeting room named after you ... that 5 years later, some wonk will look at and say "Tax......Chik.....(intentional misspell)....Wonder who she was??? Meh, let's go out for lunch."
My kids just came in to visit me at work. Wish that I could've gone home with them.