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Samuel Mullet given 15 years in prison for hair cutting hate crimes

MulletAmish leader Samuel Mullet who shares a last name with a notoriously unfashionable hairdo was sentenced to prison time after ordering hair cutting attacks that a judge ruled were hate crimes because of their religious nature. Samuel Mullet and 15 of his followers were given prison sentences after being convicted of the five attacks, during which the followers allegedly forcibly cut the hair of men and women.

The Amish forbid their female members to cut their hair and instruct men to grow beards after marriage.
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Posted by on February 11, 2013 in Historical

 

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