Jordanian Court Calls Uncovered Women ‘Sluts’ Who Are Unfit to Testify

News from one of our moderate (some would say progressive) Muslim allies: the Sharia Court of Appeal in Amman, Jordan, found that women who don’t cover up are “sluts” whose fairness and honesty is compromised — and who therefore may be excluded from appearing as witnesses.

The court announced late last week that it agreed with one lawyer’s statement — based on a fatwa — that says a woman who does not cover up or wear a hijab is considered a “slut” and shouldn’t be allowed to testify in court.

The country’s Women’s Union released a statement … that describes the court’s decision as discrimination against women and a violation of the Jordanian Constitution, which considers all Jordanian men and women as equals.

No one said religion and logic must be compatible, but I’m going to ask this anyway: Wouldn’t someone who’s outfitted with any kind of face covering find it easier to mislead the court … and lie … as an obscured face can mask that person’s true intentions?

Also, I wonder what Jordan’s Queen Noor (pictured above) thinks of being called a slut.

(Photo via Shutterstock)


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