Feb 27 2015
Rania El-Alloul, from Kuwait, said: “What happened in court made me feel afraid. I felt that I’m not Canadian anymore.” (You never were, and never will be. Scram)
CBC (h/t GD) A Quebec judge tells a woman appearing in her Montreal courtroom she would not hear her case until she removed her hijab. In an audio recording of the proceedings obtained by CBC News, Judge Eliana Marengo is heard telling Rania El-Alloul that the courtroom is a secular place, and that she is not suitably dressed.
When El-Alloul first appeared before Marengo, the judge asked her why she had a bag on her head. El-Alloul replied that it was because she is a Muslim. The judge told El-Alloul she had a choice: remove her headbag immediately or apply for a postponement in order to consult a lawyer. El-Alloul replied that she couldn’t afford a lawyer because she and her litter of kids live on welfare.