Friday, May 24, 2013

CAIR Wants U.S. Prisons To Be Hijab-Friendly

The Council on American-Islamic Relations' latest target is the U.S. prison system, and it looks like they're winning. At least in Michigan. But this time it has nothing to do with food, but rather with the Islamic head scarf.

CAIR wants:

 a uniform “hijab-friendly” policy to allow Muslim women to keep their head cover during detention and photos in all local and federal U.S. prisons.
“I’m working on several pending cases in different states... and I’m in touch with an attorney for the Department of Justice’s Office of Civil Rights,” Nadhira al-Khalili, legal counsel for CAIR, told Al Arabiya.

It's official now in Novi, Michigan- Muslim women are allowed to wear their hijabs while jailed or while having their mug shots taken.

Per CAIR'S Dawud Walid:

“If hijab is allowed in the military, and U.S. driving licenses permit women IDs with hijab, then the same logic can be applied,” Walid said. “Hijab doesn’t impede the identity of women.”

The rest here.

I still find it incredibly ironic that Muslims who are religious enough to eat halal and wear hijab somehow find themselves in jail. They're lucky they aren't living under Shariah because Shariah law doesn't look too kindly on criminal activity.

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