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August 30, 2007

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Who is the enemy?

The OCR reports today that a woman who was apprehended for probation violation and taken into custody by the Orange County Sheriff is suing the OCR. While in jail, the woman, a Muslim, was forced to remove her traditional head scarf. “Souhair Khatib, 33, of Anaheim, said she refused to remove the scarf several times and pleaded with deputies to allow her to wear it because of her religious beliefs. Islam dictates that women must wear the hijab, which covers the hair and neck, and that only their faces may be revealed”. The article quotes OCSD’s spokesman Damon Micalizzi, as saying “he couldn't comment on specifics of the case but said the department insists all inmates remove some items for safety reasons”

As expected, the ACLU got involved and “asked the sheriff's department for a policy statement on religious clothing, but were told there wasn't one, said Hector Villagra, director of the ACLU's Orange County office. Villagra said he found that "astonishing" since the U.S. Department of Justice has a policy that allows Muslim women to have three hijabs while in custody.

The article does not mention what Islam says about violating probation or how to prevent from being placed on probation in the first place.

Poor Orange County – So far from God and so close to the ACLU!

Separately, Reuter’s Noah Barkin and Sabine Siebold report that Germany says it foiled massive attacks on U.S. sites “German security services foiled a plan by Islamist militants to carry out "massive bomb attacks" against U.S. installations in Germany and arrested three suspects, officials said on Wednesday”


Who is the enemy here?

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