Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Woman Sues NYPD Over Required Removal of Hijab For Mug Shot

Courthouse News Service and the New York Daily News report on a suit filed Monday in federal court in the Eastern District of New York against the New York Police Department by a Muslim woman forced to remove her hijab (head scarf)  before having her mug shot taken. Mervat Soliman, a 53-year old Egyptian woman,was arrested after a fight with her neighbor over a parking space. Alleging various disrespectful incidents during questioning, when Soliman objected to removing her hijab, police allegedly said: "This is America, we don't care."