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Muslim woman asked to remove headscarf during bar exam in Springfield (MA)
The Republican ^

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.

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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."

(Excerpt) Read more at masslive.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: bar; barexam; caving; hijab; islam; springfield
If she got approval, why did she not have it in writing? Why did she not arrive early and make sure the proctor was aware before the exam? Something seems fishy here.
1 posted on 08/06/2013 1:03:59 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04
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."

 

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.

2 posted on 08/06/2013 1:08:26 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

What a great lawyer she’ll be.


3 posted on 08/06/2013 1:10:19 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
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To: matt04
She ended on a sarcastic note, "Fun times living in the stone age."

Well, she got that right! The mentality of the muslim ideology has never advanced or adapted since its inception.

4 posted on 08/06/2013 1:14:06 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: matt04

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.


5 posted on 08/06/2013 1:15:51 PM PDT by posterchild
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To: Tax-chick
What a great lawyer she’ll be.

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.

7 posted on 08/06/2013 1:20:02 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit.)
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To: reg45

Don’t they have a separate bar exam for Sharia law?


8 posted on 08/06/2013 1:20:45 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Only if she can control how upset she is!


9 posted on 08/06/2013 1:22:25 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
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To: matt04

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?


10 posted on 08/06/2013 1:25:15 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: reg45

Don’t 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”....


11 posted on 08/06/2013 1:30:53 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: matt04

Muslim women just can’t think without their headgear.

If she were really a Muslim they would not allow her to be educated.


12 posted on 08/06/2013 1:31:42 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Tax-chick

Only if she can control how upset she is!

Her peer group doesn’t control their anger very well....


13 posted on 08/06/2013 1:32:43 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: matt04

“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.”

TRANSLATION:

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 @$$.


14 posted on 08/06/2013 1:33:14 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Lawsuit to follow if she doesn’t pass.


15 posted on 08/06/2013 1:33:27 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: matt04

Where in the Koran does it say the hijab is required religious garb that must be worn by women?


16 posted on 08/06/2013 1:34:37 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: FoxInSocks

Who would know more about living in the stone age than a 7th century Muslim?


17 posted on 08/06/2013 1:35:05 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: matt04

It is not part of their religion. It is custom.


18 posted on 08/06/2013 1:35:45 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: GraceG
Her peer group doesn’t control their anger very well ...

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?

19 posted on 08/06/2013 1:36:06 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
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To: matt04

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.


20 posted on 08/06/2013 1:51:02 PM PDT by The Unknown Republican
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To: Blood of Tyrants

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


21 posted on 08/06/2013 1:51:17 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: matt04

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............


22 posted on 08/06/2013 1:54:54 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: FoxInSocks

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?


23 posted on 08/06/2013 2:02:39 PM PDT by Burkean (.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"Trying hard to control how upset I am."

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.

24 posted on 08/06/2013 2:05:36 PM PDT by wbill
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To: matt04

Just wait until they demand to take the exam is a full burka.

And the Bar will cave.


25 posted on 08/06/2013 2:10:07 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Tax-chick
What's a sensible woman to do with people like this?

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". ;-)

26 posted on 08/06/2013 2:13:06 PM PDT by wbill
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To: wbill

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.


27 posted on 08/06/2013 2:18:30 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
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To: posterchild

Block letters. She can’t read cursive.


28 posted on 08/06/2013 2:21:24 PM PDT by Palio di Siena
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To: matt04

Wearing head gear like that, how could they tell
she wasn’t wired and receiving answers?

A disservice to the others taking the test.


29 posted on 08/06/2013 2:55:24 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: exit82

Exactly.

And I can’t tell you how many times they say “it’s not required by my religion”


30 posted on 08/06/2013 3:02:03 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: matt04

“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.


31 posted on 08/06/2013 3:11:05 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks matt04.

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
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3051769/posts


32 posted on 08/06/2013 3:23:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: matt04
http://manifestliberty.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Angry-Muslim2.jpg

She's the one with the biggest mouth.

33 posted on 08/06/2013 3:27:04 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: matt04

Oops.

34 posted on 08/06/2013 3:27:58 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: matt04; mickie
She probably told these sniveling wusses to leave her alone or she was going to sue their asses off.

Leni

35 posted on 08/06/2013 3:31:39 PM PDT by MinuteGal (West-Central Florida Get-Together Brunch - Next Sat. Freepmail me @ "MinuteGal")
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Trying hard to control how upset I am.”

As they say in the Russian Army “tough shiztsky.”


36 posted on 08/06/2013 3:45:58 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: matt04

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.


37 posted on 08/06/2013 4:05:02 PM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: exit82

Yep, yep, yep, yep, ITA (I totally agree).


38 posted on 08/06/2013 7:42:34 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: Tax-chick
My decision was to get married and have ten children.

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.

39 posted on 08/07/2013 5:57:55 AM PDT by wbill
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