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Muslim Woman Sues Michigan Agency for Making Her Remove Hijab for Photos

July 02, 2015  | 

A Muslim woman filed a lawsuit today against the city of Dearborn, alleging that police forced her to remove her Islamic headscarf after she was arrested on a parking violation.

Maha Aldhalimi of Wayne County said that a police officer arrested her on Sept. 15, 2004, after spotting her in a no-parking zone outside a Wal-Mart store in Dearborn. After checking her license and registration, the officer said she "had a warrant for her arrest for an unpaid parking violation."

The officer then took her to the police station and ordered her to remove her headscarf, known as hijab, for her booking photo, the lawsuit said.

Comments (6)

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S.S. @ 7/2/2015 1:48 PM

WTF do these people think they're special? Maybe to their false god allah, but not here. I hope they laugh her stupid ass right outta the damn court. P.O.S.

kevCopAz @ 7/2/2015 3:12 PM

I hope a judge just tosses this out and she has to pay court costs! This is another ridiculous result of political correctness and other cultures trying to change ours rather then blending in with the dominate culture. If she didn't want her headscarf removed perhaps she should pay her tickets and avoid being arrested! Then she can enjoy the freedoms we all have in this wonderful country (unlike all Muslim countries) to live, to enjoy religious freedom and wear what we want to wear. Its just so strange that those that want to follow "Muslim law" here in a NON Muslim country also want us to do so. If Muslims these types of Muslims (not ALL, these ultra conservative ones) were in charge they would force everyone to wear the clothing that their religion wants not thinking twice of taking away freedoms from anyone else.I say too bad respect the culture that you chose to live in and shut the hell up.If she would have hanged herself (or staff)with that "hljab" then would her family sue?

kevCopAz @ 7/2/2015 3:18 PM

Oh bye the way in Muslim countries (the strict ones) the authorities make women wear that scarf and Im guessing that when they are arrested the authorities remove the scarf before taking photos of the females. Oh and if she lived in one of those countries she wouldn't have that problem at all since she would not be allowed by LAW to drive! Thus she would avoid getting the tickets and the warrants and going to jail. Unless she did drive and then they probably would stone her to death! So perhaps she should move to one of the "hijab friendly" countries. This is so silly, but sad since it shows how stupid the USA is becoming. Comes down to simple logic and common sense, there are reasons why the scarf had to be removed (ID/ Safety etc) and one should respect the laws and customs of the country that one lives in, end of story. Don't like it then leave and live where you agree with the culture.

DEADMAN @ 7/2/2015 5:32 PM

You would think by now that the court system,encompassing local,county,state and federal would have some ordinances passed that allows them to charge plaintiffs with frivolous lawsuit that just take up time,effort and money,because they prove to be unfounded.

Jon Retired LEO @ 7/2/2015 7:40 PM

guess what lady, you were arrested and taken to booking. when a garment such as that is in place a legible photo cannot sometimes be taken.

plato's playdough @ 7/3/2015 8:00 PM

Wonder how she'd feel if the Officer had put on a ski mask when first making contact?

She'd ask why the mask, he'd say "So you can't positively identify me. It's my religion."

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