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Woman In Burqa Claims To Be A Victim Of Mistaken Identity: Beyond Parody

by | 18th, November 2010

CARNITA Matthews is a Muslim woman who tells Campbelltown Local Court, Australia, that she is a victim of mistaken identity. That’s her:

COVERED from head to toe in a burqa, with just a slit through which to see.

As he says, you could not make this up. (But we could try.)

As for the background, we go back to June 2010. It is alleged that Matthews was driving. She was pulled over by the police. The officer asked her to lift her burqa so that he could verify that her face matched the image on her licence.

The police issued her with an infringement notice for not showing her P-plates. She called him a racist. She said the copper only booked her because she was wearing burqa. Ssys she on a video of the incident:

“I’ve got my P-plates on my car … there was nothing wrong with how they were displayed. You look at me and see me wearing this and you couldn’t handle it. All cops are racist.”

She then goes to Campbelltown police station to lodge a complaint. She says the “highway patrol officer handled her in an attempt to see her burqa-hidden face during a random breath test“.

In a statement read to the court, Sergeant Paul Kearney said he told her: “I’m looking at you and all I can see is two eyes.”

Three days later, an officer met a woman in the burqa. Was it Matthews? He accepted her statutory declaration but failed to check her identification. The figure signed the declaration.

Matthews’ lawyer Stephen Hopper says the police cannot prove it was Matthews.

And then everyone starts gibbering and hooting like monkeys and their clothes fall off… Well, no. The process of law keeps going and the case continues in a world that is beyond parody…



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