Muslim Woman's Court Case Tossed over Veil

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Religious custom and the U.S. legal system clashed recently in Hamtramck, Mich., when a Muslim woman refused to remove her veil in court. The woman's small-claims case was thrown out of court but the judge, who wanted her to remove her veil so he could see her face as she testified.

Quinn Klinefelter of Detroit Public Radio reports.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from