Should niqab-wearing bus drivers unveil? (The Infidel 2014-10-13)

According to reports compiled from witnesses
and local police, on September 25, 30-year old Anton Nolan entered the front office of
Vaughan Foods, a food packing plant in Moore, Oklahoma, where he encountered a co-worker,
54-year old Colleen Huffor. Reports say that Nolan then beheaded Huffor with a produce
knife. Nolan then found another co-worker, 43-year
old Traci Johnson, whom he began to assault and stab with the same weapon. The attack
was interrupted by the company’s COO, Mark Vaughan, who is also a reserve sheriff’s deputy.
Vaughan shot Nolan bringing his rampage to a close. Nolan was a convert to Islam who had a long
criminal record and had recently been released from employment at the plant. According to
numerous reports, Nolan had tried several times to convert his associates at the plant,
and his social media footprint is replete with examples of radical anti-American posts
and support for terrorists, terrorist organizations, and past acts of terrorism. As of this writing, the FBI is investigating
the possibility that Moore acted at the behest of a terrorist organization, although at this
time no such evidence has presented. A story which has only been reported locally
in Toronto, Ontario, concerns a challenge to the province’s Human rights code. A local
mother, Stacy joseph, has taken issue with a school bus driver who for religious reasons
drives with her face covered by a niqab, a scarf which is worn by Muslim women as a cover
over most of the face. Said Ms Joseph, “As a parent I’m concerned
that I don’t know who is driving them. I know the other bus drivers, I know them by
face, I know them by name so I can easily identify them.” Apparently, concerned that
the driver might actually be several different people who are all masquerading as one person
taking turns at different shifts or that the driver might in actuality be batman, Joseph
added, “It has nothing to do with religion or anything like that, it’s just a matter
that her face is covered and if anybody’s face was covered I’d be concerned.” According to Doug Macleod, a lawyer for the
school district who was particularly tactful in dealing with the un-newsworthy questions
asked by the news agency, “I can understand the parent’s concern, being a parent myself,
but she does not have the right to tell the bus company who they can and cannot have as
drivers.” Thirty year-old Soheil Arabi, an Iranian blogger
who was arrested in November of last year on charges of insulting the prophet Mohammad,
has been found guilty by a five member Iranian court and his sentence is death. The crime,
known in Arabic as sabb al-nabi, stems from posts Arabi made to several Facebook accounts
which he maintained under numerous pseudonyms. Arabi was initially arrested along with his
wife by members of a military group called the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution,
however his wife was released after only a few hours. Arabi has been held since his arrest
in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison with some of the time spent in solitary confinement.
According to unnamed sources, Arabi confessed to the charges, and apologized blaming his
actions on poor psychological condition and claimed that he had done so without thinking. According to the source, the court’s penalty
is illegal because – quote – “Article 262 of the Islamic Penal Code states that if a
person insults the Prophet of Islam, his punishment is death. But in Article 264, it explicitly
says that if a suspect merely claims in court that he said the insulting words in anger,
in quoting someone, or by mistake, his death sentence will be converted to 74 lashes.” The sentence was passed on August 30, and
Arabi was given until September 20 to seek an appeal, but as of this writing there is
no new news on his case.

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