Basra Noor, 23, felt violated after a St. Louis County police officer and jail worker forcibly removed her headbag, or hijab, after her arrest, and now wants an apology and pledge that it won’t happen to any other Muslim women. (Don’t hold your breath, sweetie)
STL TODAY Abdul Adan, 26, of St. Louis spoke on his sister’s behalf Monday and said a St. Louis County police officer arrested Noor in January near the West County mosque for an outstanding ticket.
St. Louis County Officer Rick Eckhard said a police officer arrested the Ballwin woman Jan. 24 on an oustanding warrant for failure to register her vehicle. She was arrested at Weidman and Wickstead roads.
After her arrest, the officer took her to the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton and asked her to remove the head scarf, which is required of Muslim women when not in the presence of their husbands. When she refused, the officer removed it in front of other men and she did not wear it for the nearly seven hours she was detained, Adan said. (Ewwww, I guess this constitutes torture)
“When they removed her headcover, she cried immediately,” Adan said, in an interview Monday. “She’s not an easy crier. She cried, because she felt violated.” (Oh, Boo Hoo, my hearts bleeds for her)
At this point in the interview, Adan himself got choked up. (drama queen) He explained he was worried the experience might give other Muslims a negative impression of America.(That’s the idea, we DON’T want your kind in America. Get it?)
“I’m thinking about all my other relatives who are here — how they might feel — and those who might come in the future and how they would feel,” he explained. “Will they still come if they know that in America they get their headcover snatched away from them?“(No, they definitely should NOT come to America. Ever)
Herb Bernsen, director of St. Louis County Justice Services, said his staff was notified of the incident Friday and was researching the matter, so he could not offer comment on it specifically. But, he said, as a matter of policy, no one is allowed to wear head gear of any kind for security reasons. “We certainly respect religious practices and at the same time we need to balance that with security needs regardless of religion,” Bernsen said.
Adan enlisted the help of the St. Louis Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, to draw attention to the matter. (Can everybody spell C-A-I-R L-A-W-S-U-I-T?)
“It’s equivalent to a lady having her clothes removed in public,” said Executive Director Faizan Syed. “It was a deep violation.” (You stupid raghead. Don’t come here if you don’t like it. Nobody invited you)
He said Noor “was very willing to go into another room — was willing to take it off in front of female officers. They could have given her a hat or something to cover her hair and it wouldn’t have been an issue.” (Your pathetic excuse for a religion does not supercede American law. Get used to it or get the Hell out)
He said his group has reached out to the jail to get a better understanding of what happened and to see whether they could have a dialogue about how to improve procedures, to accomodate Muslim’s religious beliefs. Legal action, he said, would be a last resort. (HAH!)
“We want to work with the police department and the county jail to make sure this type of situation doesn’t happen again,” he said. “If they can apologize to Bashir Noor and her family and let them know this was a mistake, that would really put her at ease and other Muslim women at ease.“ (Bashir Noor can go **** herself. How’s that?)