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CAIR files discrimination complaint to force USA Boxing to accept Sharia sanctioned beard.


Click here to send your email to encourage Michigan Department of Civil Rights commissioners to affirm USA Boxing’s policy that prohibits boxers from wearing beards.

The Michigan Chapter of Council on American Islamic Relations has filed a complaint with the Michigan Department of Civil rights against USA Boxing after officials rejected a Muslim boxer’s demand for special privilege to wear a beard during the Golden Gloves Tournament.  The Muslim boxer contends that he should have a special privilege based on his religious belief.  USA Boxing barred him from the Golden Gloves Tournament unless he complied with the rules by shaving his beard.

Is it right to afford a special religious privilege to a Muslim boxer to wear a beard since the Quran does not mandate a beard?

Jawid Akbari, an Iranian student of the Islamic Seminary of Qom writes at Quora.com:  “There is no verse in the Quran to indicate that one must keep beard. The fact that keeping beard is necessary, as an obligatory precaution, comes from prophetic traditions. In other words, Muslim scholars have derived this ruling from the Prophet’s lifestyle and sunnah.  There is no doubt that keeping a long beard is not mandatory but it is haram (forbidden) to shave it, as a measure of obligatory precaution. If it becomes a cause of ridicule and humiliation that is not normally tolerable by a Muslim, it is permissible to shave beard. Likely, it is permissible to shave it for medical reasons, if one considers it to be necessary. Trimming and cutting short the beard is allowed but one should not shave it, if it is not for a valid reason.”  

BBC.com reports:  Hizbul-Islam militants in Somalia ordered men in Mogadishu to grow their beards and trim their moustaches.  "Anyone found violating this law will face the consequences," a Hizbul-Islam militant said, announcing the edict.  But is growing a beard obligatory under Islam?  Professor Muhammad Abdel Haleem, of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, says "this is not the only view expressed by Muslim scholars."  Many Muslim scholars now do not see the beard as an obligation and do shave their beards.  

Clearly, wearing a beard is a choice for many Muslims.  However, wearing a beard is a custom that some Muslims have institutionalized as a Sharia edict.  When the Michigan Muslim boxer decided to grow out his beard in accordance with his Sharia based belief, he knew that such facial hair is against the league’s rules concerning the required headgear. 

CAIR Michigan is attempting to force USA Boxing to change rules based upon a personal preference that is pushed by Islamist Sharia.  Many tenets of Sharia law are antithetical to the rights afforded all Americans under the United States Constitution.

Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send to encourage Michigan Department of Civil Rights commissioners to affirm USA Boxing’s policy that prohibits boxers from wearing beards.

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Click here to send your email to encourage Michigan Department of Civil Rights commissioners to affirm USA Boxing’s policy that prohibits boxers from wearing beards.

Contact information:

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder
governorsoffice@michigan.gov

Laura Reyes Kopack, Co-Chair
Director of Government Affairs and Community
Relations for the Mechanical Contractors Association
lkopack@mcadetroit.org

Mumtaz Haque, Co-Chair
Email not available.

Rasha Demashkieh
Email not available

Stacie Clayton
Assistant Director of the Governor’s
Office of Urban Initiatives.
Email not available.

Bishop Ira Combs, Jr., D.D.
Founder of Greater Bible Way Temple
Email not available.

Jeff Sakwa,
President of Noble Realty, Inc
jeff@defeatthelabel.com

Ricardo Resio
Director of Human Resources
at Merrill Technologies Group
riresio@MerrillTG.com

Alma Wheeler Smith
Retired
Email not available.


Author: ffa   20181010   Category: CAIR  FFA: on
Tags: Michigan Muslim boxer
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