Muslim Woman: ‘I Was Born Here’

July 7, 2007

Author: Heath Griner

Source: Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — The Muslim woman who was denied access to the Valdosta Municipal Courtroom for wearing a traditional Islamic headscarf won’t comment on the city’s official response because she hasn’t reviewed it yet.

Aniisa Karim, 20, is aware, however, of some of the sentiments directed at her since the June 26 incident drew publicity.

Some have urged Karim to “go home” if she doesn’t approve of how the United States runs its judicial system.

Karim, an African-American, was born and raised in Baltimore. The United States has always been her home. “I was born here, my parents were born here, my grandparents were born here ...”