Dhimmitude at Gitmo

The 9/11 hearings underway at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo have quickly turned into a circus. Defendants are defiantly mocking the court, shouting at the judge, and praying when they want to. But perhaps the most bizarre and embarrassing spectacle - one that has angered families of 9/11 victims -- is the sight of one of the civilian female defense lawyers: As the London Daily Mail reports: A female defense attorney, who is not Muslim, wore the traditional Islamic hijab to the military court staging the trial of five Guantanamo Bay prisoners accused of the September 11 attacks yesterday. Cheryl Bormann, 52, who represents Walid bin Attash, said that her client had demanded she wear the clothing and insisted that other women at the hearing also wear 'appropriate' clothes out of respect for his religion. Today she explained her decision at Guantanamo Bay, saying she always wears the hijab around her client. She asked that other women follow her example so that the defendants do...(Read Full Post)

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