An Australian court has ruled that a woman cannot wear her niqab to testify in court — but the decision may be more about prejudice than legal necessity.
In the second story of forced unveiling in as many days, the AFP reports that a Muslim woman will have to remove her niqab to serve as a witness in a fraud trial. The reason: jurors supposedly can't tell if she's telling the truth unless they can see her face. This rationale is certainly more legitimate than the "Disney Look" policy that required an employee to remove her hijab at Disneyland last week. But it's still a little suspect.