May 13, 2008, - 2:58 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Remember Ginnah Muhammad?
She’s the woman who insisted on wearing her niqab–the full ninja face veil with slits for eyes–in court. Her small claims suit in Hamtramck, Michigan was defaulted by courageous, principled Judge Paul Paruk, who refused to let her testify in the niqab. Muhammad sued in federal court (and it appears she lied about not revealing her face in the presence of men).
Well, yesterday, U.S. District Judge John Feikens–who, at the age of 90, is the brightest, most well-reasoned judge on the federal bench here in the Detroit area (and one of the best in the U.S.)–said “Aleikum Salaam” (Unto You Peace/Buh-Bye) to Ms. Muhammad’s frivolous lawsuit.
That’s the way it should be, and I applaud him for his courage to issue a dismissal in this case amidst the growing radical Islamicization of the Detroit area:
A federal judge in Detroit has dismissed the case of a Muslim woman who sued a judge for demanding she remove her veil in court.
The judge ruled Monday against Ginnnah Muhammad’s claims that her rights to freedom of religion and court access were violated.
Congrats to the Honorable Judge Feikens for informing Ms. Muhammad and others that in America, the courts do not bow to any religion, and congrats also to Judge Paruk for standing his ground in the largely Muslim community of Hamtramck.
Brave people like them and you, dear readers, will save America and American culture as we know it.
This is an important, precedent-setting case, and I hope it’s regarded as such in the future litigation over this issue, which America is sure to see. The Islamist crowd does not go silently into the sweet night.