Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Maybe They Edited His Remarks About The Dead Child

This was one of those posts we referenced, caught over the weekend, that just screamed out;

Family Announces Intent to Sue Over Police Forcing Accused Child Killer to Remove Her Scarf for Mugshot

Jonathan Turley writes;

Illinois police have been accused of violating religious sensitivities by forcing Nour Hadid, a 26-year-old woman accused of beating her 2-year-old niece Bhia Hadid to death over four days. She demanded to be photographed wearing her veil covering her face and her husband Alaeddin Hadid has announced an intention to sue the police for the “insult against our religion.”

It is hard to see the validity of the demand for a mugshot with a concealed face or hair. The police has a valid need to be able to have a full picture of the face of an arrested person.
The local paper has more.

Islam 'insulted' by alleged child killer's mug shot, says husband
But Alaeddin Hadid - who insists his wife is innocent - said Orland Park police are "really going to be in big trouble" for releasing the woman's booking photo to the news media after she was charged with first-degree murder.

The Hadids are Muslims and Nour "never leaves the home without covering up," said Alaeddin, who's vowed to sue.

By custom, some practicing Muslim women wear the hijab, or headscarf, and cover their arms and legs when in public.

In the mug shot, a bare-headed and obviously emotional Nour appears to be protecting her modesty with her hands.

"It is against our religion; we do not do this in our culture," Alaeddin said.

"People have been calling me about this all day."

Bhia Hadid's funeral took place Thursday.
Hmmmm ...

If the husband believes that the wife is innocent ("Nour Hadid is accused of beating her 2-year-old niece Bhia Hadid to death over four days at her home on the 9000 block of West 140th Street. The child had 55 separate bruises and was beaten "from head to toe," according to prosecutors, who say Hadid confessed."), and while demeaning, or insulting, one's faith, and/or religious customs, certainly can be serious, why wasn't the husband ("Police have said her husband's possible involvement in Bhia's death still is under investigation.") ranting and raving for the police to find this child's killer?

Perhaps all the press who have covered this, by osmosis, or in league with each other, just happened to edit out any remarks the husband made about the dead child.

A bit of a smoke screen being built?

I don't know, the "smell test" on this one is giving off a rather pungent odor.

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