Muslim woman fights Boulder jail to keep hijab for mug shot

A University of Colorado student who started wearing hijab after converting to Islam is fighting the Boulder County Jail’s insistence that she remove her headscarf for a booking photo, saying that to do so would violate her religious beliefs: Hardman’s blood-alcohol content after a scooter accident was 0.19, more than two times the legal limit: Denver police captain Frank Gale says “Law enforcement needs to be able to use the photo to identify the person, even if they’re wearing a disguise”: that makes features like ears and jaw lines important, Gale said: “”I’m not trying to disrespect the religion, but if I allow her to wear it, what am I going to do if someone, a traditionalist or whatever, comes in with the full face covering?” Hank said. “Unfortunately, this is how we do it.”

via:[http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-news/ci_16773482]

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