I really don't care if Muslim women send nude pictures to their boyfriends. But this is a little different. Raneen Albaghdady is suing a judge for making her take off her Hijab in court, as this supposedly interfered with her Islamic modesty. Now she's panicking because some cellphones stolen from her contain nude pictures, and she's worried that these pictures will end up on the internet.
Here's an idea. If you're really concerned about modesty, and you believe that a judge is violating your rights, then take it to court. But if modesty isn't really an issue for you and people are passing around your nude photos, no faking.
HEIGHTS — A Muslim woman who is suing a Wayne County judge for making her remove a religious scarf during a court proceeding says that several cell phones containing nude photos of her were stolen during a burglary at her house.
Raneen Albaghdady, 33, called police March 27 after she found her house in the 25000 block of Andover ransacked. Among the items taken were six cell phones that she told police had nude photos on them.
She said she suspected an ex-boyfriend was responsible for the break-in, and that she was worried he may post the photos on the Internet, because he previously had posted other pictures of her online, police said.
The incident could come into play as her lawsuit against 3rd Circuit Court Family Division Judge William Callahan moves forward.
Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in August, the suit alleges that Callahan denied Albaghdady’s religious freedom when he made her remove her hijab during a June name change hearing in his Detroit courtroom.
A hijab is an Islamic headdress worn by Muslim women that covers various parts of the head, neck, and face, according to the complaint.
At a press conference announcing the lawsuit held by the Council of American Islamic Relations Michigan chapter, a Muslim civil rights organization and co-plaintiff on the suit, a spokeswoman for the group described the significance of the hijab.
“It’s out of sheer modesty of appearance and dress and covering your beauty,” she said. “When one is accustomed to wearing the hijab, to a certain way of dress, to a certain way of acting, to have to then uncover, you almost feel revealed or definitely very vulnerable, but understandably so, humiliated and embarrassed.” Read More.