Friday, June 11, 2010

So why hasn't this niqab wearing woman been charged with making a false complaint against the police?

If any of us had done such a thing, ie make a false allegation against a police officer, the authorities would have wasted no time in having us charged. And quite rightly so.

So why hasn't this woman been charged?

The claim was of the kind that can cause riots: a racist NSW police officer tried to pull the niqab off the face of a Muslim woman. Extremists such as former Guantanamo detainee Mamdouh Habib promptly took up the outraged woman’s claim.

Trouble for them is that the policeman filmed their encounter and is in the clear. So why wasn’t the woman charged? Why hasn’t she apologised? And what does it say about the dangerous culture of victimology in Australia’s Muslim minority?

Posted via email from Garth's posterous

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