Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Muslim Woman Sues Over Required Removal of Hijab During Traffic Offense Booking
WZZM reported yesterday on a federal lawsuit filed last month in Grand Rapids, Michigan by a Muslim woman who was forced by Oceana County Sheriff's officials to remove her hijab (religious head covering) while being processed at the county jail for a minor traffic violation. On May 17, Fatme Dakroub was falsely arrested for driving with an expired license while vacationing with her family at Lake Michigan sand dunes. Her request to have a female officer handle her booking was denied, and she was forced to sit for 3 hours bare headed in a holding cell in front of male officers and inmates.