Should Muslim Police Officers Be Allowed to Wear Hijabs on the job?

The Council on American-Islamic Relations believes that muslim police officers have the right express their faith, even if they are employees of the government, which seems odd considering that nobody's stopping them from practicing their faith. What they are trying to stop is the wearing of a head piece that's not even mandated by the Qur'an in the context of a dress code.

“The Qur’an does not mandate hijab” writes Ibrahim B. Syed, Ph. D. President Islamic Research Foundation International, Inc., according to the Florida Family Association. “… as long as the dresses are not revealing or too tight, cultural variations can add tremendous diversity in the fulfillment of this guideline.  Hijab, a terminology that is NOT to be found in the Qur’an or Hadith in the context of dress code.”

Because it’s not required, a minority of American Muslim women — 43 percent — wear hijabs, according to a National Public Radio report.

And it’s for these reasons that the FFA has entered the fray, supporting the Columbus Police Department’s decision to enforce a “values neutral dress code” for its uniformed officers.

America has fallen a long way in the past 15 years. After the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, we went from declaring war against certain radical Islam groups to accommodating their every need.




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