A Chicago Muslim Women has confessed to the brutal murder of her two-year old niece who was under her care.
From the Chicago Sun-Times (Southtown Star edition), April 10:
Nour Hadid is accused of beating her 2-year-old niece Bhia Hadid to death over four days at her home on the 9000 block of West 140th Street. The child had 55 separate bruises and was beaten "from head to toe," according to prosecutors, who say Hadid confessed.Yet it's not the murder that the Chicago Muslim community, and the husband of the confessed murderer are upset with; But rather, the police who took her mug shot without her traditional Hajib head-dress.
Jihad Watch has the controversial photo.
Continuing from the Sun-Times:
Alaeddin Hadid - who insists his wife is innocent, said Orland Park police are "really going to be in big trouble" for releasing the woman's booking photo to the news media after she was charged with first-degree murder.Dr. Mohammed Sahloul, spokesman for the Council of Islamic Organizations of Chicago said that the police should have followed Muslim customs with the mug shot. Further, he argued that Muslim women are not required to take off their hijab when obtaining state i.d.s and drivers licenses.
The Hadids are Muslims and Nour "never leaves the home without covering up," said Alaeddin, who's vowed to sue.
By custom, some practicing Muslim women wear the hijab, or headscarf, and cover their arms and legs when in public.
In the mug shot, a bare-headed and obviously emotional Nour appears to be protecting her modesty with her hands.
"It is against our religion; we do not do this in our culture," Alaeddin said.