BOULDER, Colo. (AP) ― A Muslim woman who refused to remove her headscarf for a Boulder County jail booking photo has been told she'll have to explain her refusal to a judge.
Maria Hardman, 19, of Boulder, who says she converted to Islam three years ago, pleaded guilty to an alcohol violation and was sentenced to two days in jail plus community service.
She told the Boulder Daily Camera on Friday that removing her headscarf for the photo would violate her beliefs because the Quran calls for Muslim women to wear the scarf except in the company of close family.
A police report said Hardman's blood-alcohol level was 0.19, more than twice the legal limit, after she crashed her motor-scooter in August.
Alcohol consumption is generally considered to be banned by Islam. Hardman said she drank punch provided at a party without knowing it contained alcohol. She said she left after she found out.
First of all, BULLSHIT! She couldn't smell alcohol spiked punch?!? She drank enough to get wasted and then decided to drive a car?!? HAHAHAHAHAAA!!!
Next... So this girl converted at 16? She read enough of the Koran to make her want to convert to Islam, wear a gorram headscarf, yet missed the part that states alcohol is forbidden?!? And SHE'S DRINKING UNDERAGED ANY DAMNED WAY!!!
Pious comments from CAIR in 3...2...1...
I swear, my head is going to explode...