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Last December, Gil Parker Payne spotted a Muslim woman wearing a hijab on a Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Payne, who was seated several rows behind the woman, walked up the aisle towards her while the plane was still in flight, stopped next to her seat, and said, “Take it off! This is America!”
When she didn’t follow his orders, he proceeded to pull her hijab all the way off, leaving the woman’s head exposed.
On Friday, the 37-year-old man from Gastonia, North Carolina, plead guilty in the District of New Mexico one count of “using force or threat of force to intentionally obstruct a Muslim woman … in the free exercise of her religious beliefs.”
originally posted by: burgerbuddy
I thought those things were cultural not religious.
It's just cultural appropriation.
I'm surprised there is a specific law catering to muslims now.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: gladtobehere
Clearly he was liberating her!
I wonder what he's likely to do if you he thinks he's spotted a trans person in one of those NC public restrooms? Crotch grab?
"This is 'merica! You don't belong in this restroom! Show me your genitalia! You ain't denyin' me my freakin' rights!"