Friday, August 17, 2007

Muslim juror accused of wearing MP3 player under her hijab escapes punishment

Juror Ruhela Khanom in her headscarf

A Muslim juror accused of listening to an MP3 player under her headscarf during a murder trial will face no further action.

Ruhela Khanom, 20, was serving on jury panel when she was accused of secretly listening to music during the trial of pensioner Alan Wicks, who was later jailed for life for bludgeoning his wife to death.

After repeated lateness and complaints that she was playing music when she should have been paying attention to the evidence, she was discharged from the trial at London's Blackfriars Crown Court.

But yesterday the Attorney General's office ruled that there was "insufficient" evidence to prove any alleged contempt of court.


the unbeliever said...

yet again, one rule for immigrants and one for the host population. if that would have been a white juror, they would have received a prison term

Anonymous said...

Gordon Brown's new Attorney-General is the Negress and 'Baroness-for-life' Scotland (who is also a QC, presumably also by way of 'affirmative action').

'Baroness' Scotland QC follows on from the Jewish 'Baron-for-life' Goldsmith QC, who also never ran for public office: he'd not have been prepared to have sent his children to state schools, for one thing.

What would either of them care for the rights and liberties of natural Britons?

Anonymous said...

She was listening to the greatest hits by the Proclaimers. The prosecution service felt sorry for the immigrant.

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