These people, and I use THAT term loosely, who plotted the 9-11 attacks, killed 3,000 people and wished they could have done more, can’t focus on their trial because some women in the court proceedings at GITMO are not covered up from head to toe in hijabs???
That is the case one of their defense attorneys is trying to make.
Cheryl Bormann, counsel for defendant Walid bin Attash went to last week’s circus of a court hearing in HER hijab and demanded the court ORDER all other women there to do the same so that her client would NOT have to avert his eyes, “for fear of committing a sin under their faith.”
Adding to the circus atmosphere of this trial…Bowman, the head defense CLOWN held her OWN press conference this morning where she stated, “If because of someone’s religious beliefs, they can’t focus when somebody in the courtroom is dressed in a particular way, I feel it is incumbent upon myself as a counsel to point that out and ask for some consideration from the prosecution. Suffice to say it was distracting to members of the accused.”
First of all… “Religious beliefs???”
Bowman is not dealing with a religion, rather she is dealing with an ideology. To classify this brand of Islam as a “Religion” one would also have to classify “Nazi” as a “Religion.”
One has to wonder, if she were acting as the defense in Nuremburg…Would she have worn swastikas and a brown uniform to make Himmler feel more…comfortable? If she were to defend a member of the New BlacKKK Panthers, not that there will be a need for that…would she wear a paramilitary costume???
The “Religion” she seems so concerned with is one which treats women like garbage. It allows for them to be stoned to death for the crime of being raped. It allows for them to be “honor” killed for talking to a man. It allows for acid to be thrown in their faces.
This is also a “Religion” which encourages children to become homicide bombers and pays their families for the privilege.
This “Religion” thinks NOTHING of killing women, children, innocents of all kinds because they live and work in places like the United States and Israel.
Boremann has the unmitigated GALL to demand the court to instruct women who are there to…ABIDE by such a “Religion” and cover themselves out of respect for that “Religion???”
This is a “Religion” which, in Iran, has sentenced a man to death for converting to Christianity and spreading the teachings of Christianity and now are about to throw his defense attorney into prison for defending Pastor Yousef.
Perhaps Bormann should spend some time LIVING under this so called religion before she so staunchly tries to insist on respect for it. One wonders how long SHE would last as a woman in such a predicament.
Bormann is defending one of the masterminds of 9-11 and is demanding “tolerance” for his… “Religion.”
Did her client, or any of the rest of them show any tolerance for those onboard those planes? Were they in any way tolerant of those simply working in the twin towers? Did they give any tolerance to those in the Pentagon?
Of course not.
To believe Bormann, one would have to believe that her client cannot be distracted by heinous acts of violence and murder, not be distracted by all the things done in the name of his “Religion” to women and children but is SO distracted by a woman not wearing a hijab that he is unable to focus on his trial?
Give me a break.
We build these animals a soccer field at GITMO, feed them what they want to eat, provide them “Prayer” rugs so they can “Pray” multiple times each day for our destruction and give them copies of their manifesto, the Koran, to read.
In all of this, what amount of respect is being shown for their victims? For the families of their victims? For the soldiers who put their lives on the line to capture these mass murderers? To the soldiers who have come home in pieces or to those whose lives have been lost in combat?
And yet this woman, Bormann, who is doing what needs doing by providing a defense for her client, makes a further mockery of those to whom no respect has been given, by wearing a hijab to court and demanding OF the court, to make all women present wear them too?
No. No way. No way in hell.
Yesterday’s court hearing was a circus, lasting more than 13 hours. It was interrupted by meal breaks and prayer sessions. The accused refused to listen to the judge, refused to listen to Arabic translations, refused to answer questions and…They passed around a copy of “Economist” magazine, flipped through the pages and read articles during the proceedings.
These 5 who masterminded 9-11, the flying of planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and one meant for our nation’s capitol, made paper airplanes and placed them atop the microphones where the family members of the victims could see them.
And there, throughout the 13-hour circus, was defense attorney, Cheryl Bormann, donned in her hijab and demanding that all women in the courtroom wear them too.
While most people concentrate on the 5 defendants and their abusive behavior I believe the real issue here is Bormann. Is Bormann, by wearing the hijab, trying to draw attention away from her client?
In a way, yes, but maybe not for the reason you might think.
Dressed as she is, can the focus be completely drawn away for the antics of her client and the others? No. Their behavior is SO obtuse that it is a train wreck and people WILL watch the train wreck.
Here is what I believe to be a more plausible reason for Bormann’s get-up.
There is little doubt that her client is guilty. By dressing in a hijab and demanding other women in the court do so as well, she is intentionally drawing attention to herself…making an issue of how SHE is tolerant…How SHE shows respect for the “Religion” of the defendants.
If, and I believe when, Bormann’s client and the rest ARE found guilty…an appeal based on an unfair bias against an attorney who OUTWARDLY looks like and demands “respect” for the very ideology which caused the crimes for which the 5 men are on trial…will be filed.
The judge should decline her…”request” and further instruct Bormann to dress appropriately, as an American, for this trial or be found in contempt for causing a distraction of her own making IN the court and trying to create an intentional bias.
The court will reconvene in June and this Judge needs to get a grip on the situation. Order Bormann to knock it off with the hijab and dress appropriately and one more disruption of ANY kind by the 5 on trial should result in their immediate removal from the courtroom for the duration OF the trial.