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US Supreme Court clears way for Muslim woman to sue over headscarf removal

6 October 2011 General 6 Comments Email This Post Email This Post

The Supreme Court will let a Muslim woman sue Southern California jailers for making her take off her head scarf in a courthouse holding cell.

The court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from Orange County, Calif., officials, who were sued in 2007 by Souhair Khatib.

Khatib had gone to the Orange County Superior Court to ask for more time to complete her community service. But a judge ordered her jailed, and jailers forced Khatib to remove her head scarf.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments that holding cells aren’t covered by a federal law protecting the religious practices of prisoners. They also ruled Khatib had the right to wear the scarf unless jailers could show it was a security risk.

Original post: US Supreme Court clears way for Muslim woman to sue over headscarf removal

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  1. What is Islamophobia? If any one of you is man enough to answer that question in public, you name the place (contiguous US) and time, and I will be there. If you do not answer this challenge, you are cowards and your doctrine is false.
    John Freethinker

  2. US Supreme Court clears way for Muslim woman to sue over headscarf removal | Islamophobia Today eNewspaper…

    The Supreme Court will let a Muslim woman sue Southern California jailers for making her take off her head scarf in a courthouse holding cell….

  3. John, is there any reason why anyone should take you seriously? Dude, for all we know, you’re just another loser on the internet trying to seem macho while sitting in his mother’s basement. Why would anyone want to see you? LOL

  4. John you, apparently, are a man of strong opinions. Tell us what you think on the issue as no one is going to meet you anywhere.

  5. John Freethinker,

    islamophobia is an irrational fear of islam. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phobia

    sure i’ll meet you at the starbucks downtown st pete. it’s on the northeast corner of 1st av n and 2nd st. how long is it going to take you to get there? don’t tell me you’re in seattle?

  6. bint alshamsa,

    did you see my response to you calling me a raging msogynist? or should i try to reconstruct it?

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