Cheryl Bormann is representing Walid bin Attash in the 9/11 plotters trial at Gitmo. She is wearing the hijab at the insistence of her client, and she wants the court to require all women in court to wear it as well.
"She (Bormann) further requested that the court order other women to follow that example so that the defendants do not have to avert their eyes "for fear of committing a sin under their faith."
So, a lawyer, an American lawyer wants the American court system to legally order non-Muslim women to cover up because to do otherwise would offend Muslim males. In an American court, during a trial under American jurisprudence we have a lawyer usurping American law and instead pandering to the worst kind of discrimination against her own kind; the American people. Is there no punishment strong enough to wipe clean the pompous and arrogant fumes emanating from every anti-freedom orifice and pore. Bormann is a disgrace to the legal system, her country of origin and her oath as a lawyer and needs a quick trip into the cornfield.
Putting Muslim sensibilities ahead of American ethics and values makes her a traitor in my eye.
From FoxNews May 6
Attorney in hijab defends call for other women at 9/11 hearing to wear 'appropriate' clothing
The defense attorney who wore a traditional Islamic outfit during the rowdy arraignment of the accused Sept. 11 terrorists is defending her courtroom appeal that other women in the room wear more "appropriate" clothing to the proceedings -- out of respect for her client's Muslim beliefs.
Cheryl Bormann, counsel for defendant Walid bin Attash, attended the arraignment Saturday dressed in a hijab, apparently because her client insisted on it. She further requested that the court order other women to follow that example so that the defendants do not have to avert their eyes "for fear of committing a sin under their faith."
What about the faith of the majority of the American people, do they not count in this? It is a sin for the defendants to use the system as they are determined to do, and because of this disregard, faith in the system is being tested. Does that not count for anything?
At a press conference Sunday at Guantanamo Bay, Bormann said she dresses in a hijab at "all times" when she meets with her client "out of respect" for his beliefs. Asked why she requested other women do the same, Bormann said, "When you're on trial for your life, you need to be focused."
A tacit approval of the demeaning way women are treated in Islam. It strongly implies that Bormann knows that Muslim men are not in control of their little head, and must be shielded from any wanton and lustful impulses, which women provoke in men just by existing.
Bormann, who is not Muslim, claimed the issue came up several years ago, when a paralegal wore "very short skirts" and it became a distraction for the defendants. She said that on Saturday, "somebody" was also dressed "in a way that was not in keeping with my client's religious beliefs."
"If because of someone's religious beliefs, they can't focus when somebody in the courtroom is dressed in a particular way, I feel it is incumbent upon myself as a counsel to point that out and ask for some consideration from the prosecution," she said. "Suffice to say it was distracting to members of the accused."
No. You tell your client that in an American court you accept the rules of conduct, and that means dealing with any personal beliefs in your own mind. If they can't focus that is not the fault of the court, it is the fault of the client and their belief that Islam is superior to everything else.
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