Muslim leaders declare there is nothing in Islamic law that allows women to wear burkas in court or for followers to refuse to stand for judges

Australian Muslims should not refuse to stand in court and should take off burkas to give evidence, Islamic leaders say.

Senior Muslims said there was no legal reason followers should not respect judges and show their faces, according to The Daily Telegraph.

The Australian National Imams Council suggested there was no religious reason why Muslim women should not cover uncover their faces in Australian courts – and that doing so would not breach Sharia law.

  • Watchman

    That message is to the unbelievers. In private the message to the Faithful is: “The Soft Jihad is working – we don’t want alarm the kuffar before we have demographic control of government. If it takes a hundred years or more, we have Allah on our side.”

  • ontario john

    Well, isn’t that special.

  • greenface

    Even asking their opinion is too much. Who gives a f whether it is acceptable or not in their book of gibberish.

  • Thomas Henderson

    Head covering for women is a fashion accessory and identity marker for Mohammedan resurgence and radicalization.

    For example, Egyptian women did not wear head coverings to class fifty years ago. Today it would be frowned on and outright dangerous not to do so. See:

    What happened in Egypt occurred elsewhere, too. Times are changing. The cry of Allah is loud and visible.

    Our elites and chattering classes still pretend it’s 1968. If only it were.

    The insistence on covering up has little to do with the teachings of the Qur’an. It is about social control and a reassertion of dominance.

  • moraywatson

    I don’t give a flying fuck what islam has to say on the matter, or any matter.

  • Shebel

    What a tricky 2-faced article.
    Pretending that Islam is compatible with Western Society while promoting SHARIA LAW. .
    You gotta admit that Islam has our Weak-kneed leaders figured out to a T.

    • Millie_Woods

      That was my first thought. Sharia has no place in our countries. Period.

  • The Buddhist Butterfly

    Imam Justine disagrees vehemently with this.

  • joan flaherty

    The picture says everything – a big, black, billowing cloud of animosity and venom.