23 July 2009

Mustaf Jama - when a niqab doesn't help

Apparently there still are some cases when the approved dressing code for a Muslim woman doesn't help. Not it the long run, at least.

A gangster who fled to his native Somalia, after taking part in a bungled robbery in Bradford in which Pc Sharon Beshenivsky was shot dead, was jailed for life today.
Here is a mug shot of the vermin:

He went into hiding in Somaliland but was brought back to the UK to face justice in 2007 after an undercover operation to smuggle him out of Africa.
Good job and kudos to whoever did it. But back to the niqab: the article linked above doesn't mention the story of Jama's escape.
Jama was able to sneak on to an international flight at Heathrow dressed in a niqab despite extensive publicity about this murder. His photograph had been circulated to every police force, port and airport in the country. Had he been asked to reveal his face he would have been detected in a moment.
Well, I hope that the British prison will be able to wipe the smile from his face now.

And he could continue wearing the niqab in the prison - could be a good idea...

Cross-posted at Yourish.com