It’s Time to Ban the Veil: The Chilling Lesson from the Elizabeth Smart Case

by Phyllis Chesler


He hid her in plain sight.

Her face was on posters plastered all over Utah, her kidnapping had launched one of the greatest manhunts in American history. Nevertheless, Brian Mitchell, the man who kidnapped 14 year-old Elizabeth Smart at knife-point in her bedroom actually got away with it for nine months. He kept Elizabeth as his sex slave and “second wife” for that long.

Only now, is he finally standing trial for his crimes; rather, only now is Mitchell’s “competency” to stand trial being legally tested.

This past week, in a hushed courtroom, Elizabeth took the stand.

She explained: Only weeks after her kidnapping, a long-bearded Mitchell and his small hostage were in a Salt Lake City library. A detective–one among many—who were searching for Smart stopped them and asked Elizabeth to lift her veil. However, Mitchell told the police officer that no man other than her husband had the “religious right” to see his “wife’s” face.

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7 Responses

  1. In this country if you covered the head and face of your
    dog so he had only eye holes to see straight ahead.
    You would proably be charged with animal abuse.

  2. France has banned the burqua without naming a religion
    Even though Islam is the only religion that covers women.
    Simply Ban the covering of any human being in public.

    • CAIR will oppose but too bad for them – I have no idea what is hiding under there and in these times – we need to see the faces of those we are confronting. If there are camera’s everywhere and my mug has to be videotaped everywhere I go – I have no privacy because of the common good than – anyone who can’t live with that needs to go live elsewhere. Same with the pat downs. I am now going to agree to be patted down at the airport. Anyone who does not agree cannot fly into the US . Guess they can’t come here anymore – Oh Gee!

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  3. CAIR can take a long walk off a short pier.
    We fear offending Muslims who are trying to murder us, We get angry at those who speak out against those Muslims trying to murder us. Ain’t that a hoot.
    How about CAIR being offended by Muslims trying to murder us? How about Muslims being angry at Muslims trying to murder us? That’s another hoot.

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