Saturday, January 24, 2015

Police Sued For Requiring Muslim Woman To Remove Hijab While Being Booked

The Detroit News reports on a lawsuit filed Thursday in a Michigan federal district court by a Muslim woman who was required by Dearborn Heights (MI) police to remove her hijab while she was being booked on a traffic misdemeanor charge.  Malak Kazan was charged with driving with an expired license.  Her Muslim religion requires her to have her head covered when she is in public and when she is in the presence of men outside her immediate family.  Police officers also denied Kazan's request for assistance from a female police officer.  The suit seeks an injunction and damages.