Friday, July 24, 2009

The hijab and freedom of religion

In December 2008, Lisa Valentine refused to remove her hijab (head scarf) when entering a Georgia courtroom. As a result, she was found to be in contempt of court and had to go to jail for 10 days.

It is a very rare day indeed when I agree with both CAIR and the ACLU but in this case, I agree. The right of Muslim women to wear their head coverings is Constitutionally protected freedom of religion.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that the Judicial Council of Georgia has just adopted a new policy allowing religious head coverings in court.

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