Muslim Drags Student Out of School by her Hair
Columbia, Missouri – a Muslim man is accused of child abuse after he dragged a teenage family member out of Hickman High School by her hair, down the stairs, and then slapped her. Why? He was enraged that she wasn’t wearing the traditional Islamic neck scarf called a hijab.
The suspect, Youssif Z. Omar, 53, is a Graduate School teaching assistant at the University of Missouri- Mizzou.
The Columbia Tribune, reported,
Police responded at 3 p.m. Tuesday to the school, 1104 N. Providence Road, for a child abuse call, Officer Latisha Stroer said in an email. Youssif Z. Omar was at the school and noticed a 14-year-old female family member was not wearing a hijab, a traditional headscarf that some Muslim women wear. Omar became irate, Stroer said, grabbed the girl “very violently by the hair” and pulled her outside and down a flight of stairs.
According to some news media, Omar reportedly beat her while they were in the parking lot. The Columbia Tribune stated that he “slapped her.” Then he allegedly yanked her into the car by the hair. He was arrested Wednesday at 5:10 p.m. at his home, and was taken to the Boone County Jail. He was charged with Child Abuse and posted a $4,500 bond.
The hijab quandary
Some Islamic imams say that the hijab is not required, while most others says it is the will of “allah” for modesty and ‘pure Islam.’ Mr. Omar apparently believes it is evil to have a family member uncovered in a public place. Some Muslim women love the covering, others do not. The following verse from the writings of Muhammad says it all:
“And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts) and not to show off their adornment except only that which is apparent (like both eyes for necessity to see the way, or outer palms of hands or one eye or dress like veil, gloves, headcover, apron), and to draw their veils all over Juyoobihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms) and not to reveal their adornment except to their husbands, or their fathers, or their husband’s fathers, or their sons, or their husband’s sons, or their brothers or their brother’s sons, or their sister’s sons, or their (Muslim) women (i.e. their sisters in Islam), or the (female) slaves whom their right hands possess, or old male servants who lack vigour, or small children who have no sense of feminine sex. And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And all of you beg Allaah to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful.” [al-Noor 24:31]
What is that about slaves, again?