Woman involved in Quebec hijab controversy refuses crowdfund cash

A Quebec woman who was refused her day in court because she was wearing a veil has rejected more than $50.000 raised through a crowd funding campaign. (Photo courtesy: The Canadian Press)

A Quebec woman who was refused her day in court because she was wearing a veil has rejected more than $50.000 raised through a crowd funding campaign, the Montreal Gazette reported Friday.

Rania El-Alloul, who was told by Quebec court Judge Eliana Marengo that it was inappropriate to wear a veil in her courtroom, said in a letter that she appreciated the gesture but that she could not accept the money.

“The awareness raised by this campaign has brought us people from all over, who have offered support to carry this issue forward,” El-Alloul wrote.

“As a result, I believe that these funds can be put to better use helping those whose rights have been forfeited and stories left untold,” she wrote.

The campaign was launched on the gofundme website and was aimed to help El-Alloul buy a new car.

The lady was in court to arrange for the release of her car which had been seized by Quebec’s automobile insurance board.
 

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