Illinois police have been accused of violating religious sensitivities by forcing Nour Hadid, a 26-year-old woman accused of beating her 2-year-old niece Bhia Hadid to death over four days. She demanded to be photographed wearing her veil covering her face and her husband Alaeddin Hadid has announced an intention to sue the police for the “insult against our religion.”
It is hard to see the validity of the demand for a mugshot with a concealed face or hair. The police has a valid need to be able to have a full picture of the face of an arrested person.
However, I am a bit curious why the mugshot showed her bare shoulders when that is not necessary and would add to the problem. She appears virtually undressed and I fail to see why the police could not have place a jacket or cover over her shoulders given her religious beliefs.
Nour Hadid is accused of a pretty offensive act in any religion. The child was found with 55 separate bruises and was beaten “from head to toe.”
Nevertheless, the husband has promised that police are “really going to be in big trouble” for the mugshot.
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