A Muslim welfare queen appeared in a Canadian court and refused to remove her hijab, but a no-nonsense judge wasn’t having any of it.
It all started when Rania El-Allou came to a Montreal court before Judge Eliana Marengo in an effort to get her back her car, which had been taken away when her son was caught driving it illegally.
El-Allou showed up to court in a hijab, which Marengo said was not suitable attire for court, calling her courtroom a “secular” place.
“There are no religious symbols in this room, not on the walls and not on the persons,” Judge Marengo said, according to American Overlook.
“The same rules need to be applied to everyone. I will therefore not hear you if you are wearing a scarf on your head, just as I would not allow a person to appear before me wearing a hat or sunglasses on his or her head, or any other garment not suitable for a court proceeding,” she added.
When El-Allou continued to refuse to remove it, Marengo said that she in turn would refuse to hear her case. Panicking, El-Allou then played the welfare card, saying that she lives on welfare and has three children, and she needs her car back, but the judge wasn’t having any of it. Marengo eventually dismissed El-Allou from her courtroom.
“I felt that I’m not Canadian anymore,” El-Allou told a local news outlet. “When I came the first day when I made landing in Canada, I was wearing my hijab.”
“When I swore by God to be a good Canadian citizen I was wearing my hijab, and the judge, I shook hands with him the same day I became Canadian. I was really very happy. But what happened in court made me feel afraid. I felt that I’m not Canadian anymore.”
Whine all you want, El-Allou, but you aren’t getting back in Judge Marrengo’s courtroom.