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CAIR pressures City of Atlanta Detention Center to allow female inmates to wear hijabs.


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CAIR has pressured the City of Atlanta Detention Center to allow female inmates to wear hijabs after one of CAIR’s directors was arrested and imprisoned.   CAIR subsequently started supplying hijabs to female inmates at the City of Atlanta Detention Center.

Judicialwatch.org published an article on January 12, 2018 titled Atlanta Jail Lets Muslim Inmates Wear Hijabs, CAIR to Supply Them in Bulk for Free.  The article reports in part:

Caving into the demands of a terrorist front group, the City of Atlanta Detention Center in Georgia is allowing female Muslim inmates to wear a head scarf (hijab) used as a symbol of modesty in the Islamic dress code. Hats and other head covers are banned in American state and federal prisons for security and safety reasons. Making an exception to this rule to appease followers of one religion sets a dangerous precedent. Besides, the Quran doesn't require Muslim women to wear a hijab.

The Atlanta hijab issue surfaced last year when one of CAIR's Georgia directors got arrested. Authorities instructed the CAIR director, Asma Elhuni, to remove her hijab during booking and she refused, citing her religious beliefs. The incident launched a campaign to change the rules at the jail facility that houses offenders from throughout Fulton County, the state's most populous. CAIR said Elhun "bravely defended her constitutional rights" and ordered a policy change. This week, the group thanked City of Atlanta Detention Center Chief Patrick Labat for agreeing to a policy that protects religious freedom. To celebrate, CAIR is providing the jail with hijabs, "in-bulk free-of-charge." Now CAIR is demanding that female inmates be granted the option of taking their booking photos in the presence of only female inmates and female staff to avoid violating their religious beliefs involving men.

Though most prisons around the nation continue to follow the rule of law, a few have caved in to CAIR's hijab demands, including facilities in Hennepin County Minneapolis and Lucas County Ohio. In 2016, a federal court dismissed a lawsuit against sheriff's deputies in Oceana County Michigan for making a Muslim woman remove her headscarf during booking.


To many people including many Muslim women, the hijab is headwear that exemplifies Islamist oppression.  The truth is the hijab is not derived from the Quran but is legislated by Islamist dictates and fatwas that oppress and dominate woman.   Strict Islamic law and fatwa enforcement requiring women to wear the hijab started only within the last 50 years.  The hijab does not symbolize the freedoms and liberties bestowed upon all women who are under the protection of the United States Constitution.  To read more at Floridafamily.org regarding the oppressive nature of the hijab click here.

Ninety nine percent of the other detention centers across America have inmate dress code policies that protect the safety of all inmates.

Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to urge City of Atlanta officials to reconsider its policy that provides a special dress code exemption for hijabs based upon political pressure instead of public safety.

Click here to send your email to urge City of Atlanta officials to reconsider its policy that provides a special dress code exemption for hijabs based upon political pressure instead of public safety.

Contact information:

Keisha Lance
Mayor
atlmedia@atlantaga.gov.

Daniel L. Gordon
Office of the Chief Operating Officer
dgordon@atlantaga.gov

Anne Torres
Director of Communications
amtorres@atlantaga.gov

Jenna Garland
Press Secretary
jgarland@atlantaga.gov

Patrick L. Labat
Chief, City of Atlanta Department of Corrections
plabat@atlantaga.gov
Diane Jones
Assistant Chief, City of Atlanta Department of Corrections
dtjones@atlantaga.gov

City of Atlanta Department of Corrections
254 Peachtree Street
SW Atlanta, GA 30303
Tel: 404.865.8001
Tel: 404.865.8010
Fax: 404.658.6064


Author: ffa   20180117   Category: Hijab  FFA: on
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