Muslim Woman Refuses To Remove Veil And Won’t Stand For Judge, His Response Goes Viral

Muslim Woman Refuses To Remove Veil And Won’t Stand For Judge, His Response Goes Viral

A judge warned a Muslim woman that she had to stand for her after she refused to stand for “anyone except Allah.”

Moutia Elzahed appeared in an Australian court after she, her husband — convicted ISIS recruiter Hamdi Alqudsi — and their two children, sued the Commonwealth of Australia for assault that allegedly occurred during a counterterrorism raid in 2014.


She refused to remove her niqab face veil, or stand when the judge entered the courtroom, prompting the judge to question her attorney.

“Is there a reason?” the judge asked her in court.

“I’m afraid so, your honor,” the lawyer replied.

“Tell me what it is,” the judge responded.

“She’s a Muslim, your honor, a strict Muslim and according to my instructions she won’t stand for anyone except Allah which I’m not particularly happy with, your honor,” the attorney explained.


Judge Audrey Balla said she would consider each time Elzahed refused to stand as a separate count of disrespecting the court. The judge also said she would not hear the woman’s testimony if she were wearing a full face veil.

The new law of disrespecting the court went into effect in Australia in September, and each count carries a maximum 14-day jail sentence and a $1,000 fine.

The story quickly went viral, with many questioning the woman’s decision.

“Lock her up for contempt and all that covering will be removed during lock up then she can come back to court in an orange jump suit,” one reader wrote on Newsiosity’s Facebook page.

“Lock her up in solitary. Let’s be kind and feed her normal jail food. No special halal food. It’s her choice as to if she eats or not. Let her sit till she plans to follow the laws. We got to get this through there heads that they have to follow the laws of the land,” another added.

Sources: Daily Mail, Newsiosity/Facebook / Photo credit: Daily Mail

9 thoughts on “Muslim Woman Refuses To Remove Veil And Won’t Stand For Judge, His Response Goes Viral

  1. American or not if u can not follow the rules of the united states then deport her back muslim country and what is 86 her from coming in this country

  2. It’s about time some of this insanity stops! If these people come to our country,they should have to obey and follow all of our laws just like everyone else,and if they don’t like it,then get the hell back where you came from

  3. it’s about time somebody did something to respect the law of the land ..either you obey the law or back where you came from..the law is the law and need to be follow…

  4. If America don’t like you The Middle East will take you back. We Americans aren’t into Shariah law and we DONT WANT IT ON OUR SOIL! I as a woman care about my rights and will not have some religion take it from me! Thankyou judge (Australia) for setting the example.

  5. I hope This would be the reaction in Britain.It all seems to be going there way.Still speak foreign language,don’t bother to learn English!

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