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DIANA ZUNIGA
APRIL 14TH 2009
PRINCIPLES OF ETHICS RESEARCH PAPER
MR. PHLEPS

In the Muslim religion women are often covering up to show modesty. But it is not a requirement some Muslims reveal. Here is a passage from the Quran:
"Say to the believing man that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that will make for greater purity for them; and Allah is well acquainted with all that they do. And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; and that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what must ordinarily appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex; and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments ..." (Qur'an 24:30-31)

Many Muslims argue that it is mandatory that all women cover up. But others disagree. Many claim that it is a choice and that they have the freedom to choose to cover up or not. The incident earlier this week has this issue in question. A woman in Orland Park was arrested for gruesome charges. She beat her 2 year old niece over the course of 4 days. Resulting in the death of 2 year old Bhia Hadid. Nour Hadid was shown in a mug shot, crying and trying to cover up her body. Nour is a practicing Muslim. Muslim women are accustomed to cover themselves from head to toe.
Nour is said to be a devoted Muslim. Wearing a hijab is just in her nature. The reason so many Muslim women cover themselves up is to show modesty.
On April 5th Nour Hadid was arrested on murder charges. As a suspect she was photographed as any other suspect would, said Orland Park police. Nour had to remove her hijab which showed her with a skimpy top. Nour is currently being held at the Cermak Medical Center at Cook County Jail after suicide threats and the hijab was taken from her. Her husband now argues that they humiliated his wife and that they are planning to sue after the mug shot was released to the press.
Dr. Mohammed Sahloul is defending that she should have not been humiliated in such a way. Stating that they don’t condone what she did but seriously disagree with the treatment she has been receiving. In court Nour appeared before the judge without her hijab. Dr. Sahloul is offended by her mug shot saying that she looks like she is in her underwear.
Why is it that everyone is so focused on her being humiliated and not that she killed a 2 year old?
I cannot begin to believe that everything is focused on her and not that she killed a 2 year old child. It is hard to imagine such a crime and the only thing that is really being covered is that she and her husband feel humiliated because she was not fully covered in her mug shot.
In the United States many people commit crimes and no matter what they are wearing they are processed and taken a mug shot. It is to the best interest of the law enforcement to identify each person; therefore they should remove anything that may conceal anyone’s identity. How else will they have a decent picture to help them in further investigations?
This woman has already confessed to killing her 2 year old niece. Who really cares what she is and not wearing? The focus should be in convicting this crazy woman and not how she was photographed. In the United States everyone gets a mug shot when arrested. This is public information, regardless if you are guilty or not guilty. In the jails and in prisons it is known that any prisoner can practice any religion they chose. But they will remove anything that would cause harm to anyone inside. The Illinois jails and prison system will allow you to wear a hijab or anything else they need, but it has to be proven that they are in that religion. The Orland Park Police Department was not trying to embarrass this woman; they simply wanted to get her picture.
I don’t think that they will have much of a lawsuit, but they can try. Nour husband is suspected of participating in the child’s death. His concern should not be to sue. He should focus on the issue at hand. I don’t think that they are really aware of the situation that a 2 year old child is dead. It is like she just got arrested for stealing a piece a gum. This is a felony charge and they can be in trouble for many years to come, and all that they are focused on is her not wearing her hijab.
I am just wondering where is the child’s parents? It is not clear as to why they had the niece in their home. The press and the accused including her husband are frankly tackling the issue with the mug shot. I want to know why she was beaten and not transported to the hospital. I want to know why this happened. There are no full details, because the focus is simply on Nour. What is this world coming too?
I sincerely advise anyone that is not happy with the way the justice system is in the United States, not to commit a crime. Because there is no law that they have to follow to make your stay a good one. If the accused was even thinking this child would not have been lost. Because of her being selfish and evil this little girl was lost. I don’t think that she should have any rights, being that she confessed. I don’t know what they will do to her or if her husband will be arrested but I do know that this is just the beginning of the worst days of Nour and her husband’s lives. It is only going to get worst and they will face difficult obstacles that they may not even survive. They have to remember that a crime was committed and that a child is dead. So they will not get no special treatment inside the jails or prisons. There is where all the obstacles will be encountered, no one likes child murderers and they will face hell if convicted. So the hijab is the least of their worries.

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