Wednesday, August 15, 2007

U.S. to defend Muslim girl wearing scarf in school

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Justice Department announced Tuesday the government's civil rights lawyers have jumped into a legal case to support a Muslim girl's right to wear a head scarf in a public school.

Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Alex Acosta said government lawyers would support 11-year-old Nashala Hearn, a sixth-grade student who has sued the Muskogee, Oklahoma, Public School District for ordering her to remove her head scarf, or hijab, because it violated the dress code of the Benjamin Franklin Science Academy, which she attended.

Wow, the government does something good for a change!

Edited to add: This means I agree with the government's lawyers who are going to defend her, NOT the school for throwing her out and refusing her right to wear hijab.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Stargazer0786 said...

I'm impressed! Now I want to leave my firm and work for the DOJ! :)

August 15, 2007 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger Ms. Theologian said...

Yeah, good for them.

August 15, 2007 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger Snake Oil Baron said...

It may be the right thing to do morally but as more and more girls from Islamic families "choose" to wear it there will, in a few years time, be escalating pressure on all Muslim girls to wear it. Eventually a Muslim girl choosing not to wear it will be deemed to be "fomenting sectarian strife".

August 15, 2007 at 10:48 PM  

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