RUSH: . . . One of the lawyers for one of the terrorists, a woman by the name of Cheryl Bormann (she's counsel for defendant Walid bin Attash), "attended the arraignment Saturday dressed in a hijab, apparently because her client insisted on it." She wore a burqa! She showed up looking like a woman out in public in Saudi Arabia. But it wasn't enough that she dress that way.
"She further requested that the court order other women to follow her example so that the defendants wouldn't have to avert their eyes 'for fear of committing a sin under their faith.'" It is a sin, apparently, for the murderers of 3,000 people to look at women's faces and heads uncovered. And it's such an outrage that the biased and unfair American military justice system would make these defendants look at women not wearing hijabs. So Cheryl Bormann requested of the court that every woman in the court...
There she is, Snerdley. You can see her right there on Fox. Fox has an artist's rendering of what happened. At a press conference Sunday at Club Gitmo, Cheryl Bormann said that 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 to do the same, Cheryl Bormann said, "When you're on trial for your life, you need to be focused," and she can't have her clients not paying attention because there are women in the courtroom violating their religious beliefs.
So in a US military tribunal, we are to drop everything, and we are to respect Sharia law above all other law, even though these defendants are not being tried under Sharia law. We're supposed to mandate that Sharia law rule the courtroom, when such a demand made by any other religion would be laughed at. Bormann is not Muslim. Cheryl Bormann is not Muslim. She claimed "the issue of female attire came up several years ago when a paralegal wore 'very short skirts' and became a distraction for the defendants. She also said that on Saturday 'somebody' was dressed 'in a way that was not in keeping with my client’s religious beliefs.'"
Well, isn't that tough toenails for your client?
Everybody in this country goes someplace someday where their religious beliefs are offended, or challenged. I mean, do you believe that if members of any other religion walked into anything like this and demanded everybody either dress or behave according...? Especially if you're the defendant and you're on trial for your part in the murder of nearly 3,000 people! Cheryl Bormann said, "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 [lawyer] to point that out and ask for some consideration from the prosecution. Suffice to say it was distracting to members of the accused."
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I'm just telling you: If they've been tortured like the American left and the media want you to believe, these people would be quiet, docile, sitting there trying to avoid doing anything that would cause a repeat of the torture or the abuse. And here they're inviting it! In any other court in any other country these guys are familiar with, they would have been beaten inside the courtroom and taken back to jail and the trial canceled. But here, even at our military tribunal in Club Gitmo, one of the female lawyers is demanding all the women in the courtroom wear burqas!