Australia: New South Wales police given authority to remove face veils for identification on traffic stops

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In the West, the female face is not a private part. This necessary and eminently logical move comes in the aftermath of the Carnita Matthews case, which set up a perfect Catch-22 wherein the defendant would not remove her niqab for reasons of Islamic “modesty,” and then won an appeal because she could not be positively identified behind the veil.

“NSW police given power to remove veils,” from the Australian Associated Press, July 4 (thanks to JN):

Muslim women can be forced to remove their face veils during routine car stops under new powers granted to NSW police.

Premier Barry O’Farrell said cabinet had approved the move today so police could properly identify motorists or any other people suspected of committing a crime.

“I don’t care whether a person is wearing a motor cycle helmet, a burqa, niqab, face veil or anything else, the police should be allowed to require those people to make their identification clear,” Mr O’Farrell said in a statement…

The article continues at Jihad Watch.

H/T Five Feet of Fury

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