Skip to comments.Muslims Welcome St. Paul Police Hijab
Posted on 03/23/2014 2:57:04 PM PDT by markomalley
A leading US Muslim advocacy group has welcomed the new policy for Minneapolis St. Paul police which allows Muslim policewomen to don Islamic headscarf or hijab.
We congratulate Chief Smith and the St. Paul Police Department for creating a welcoming, inclusive environment for Muslim employees, CAIR-MN Executive Director Lori Saroya said in a statement obtained by OnIslam on Sunday, March 2.
This decision will enable more Muslim women to consider serving their community through a career in law enforcement.
On Saturday morning, Kadra Mohamed was recognized as the first Somali-American woman to join the St. Paul Police Department.
Mohamed was recognized at the police's Western District building during a graduation ceremony for youth who recently completed the East African Junior Police Academy.
It's nerve-wracking in a way, Mohamed, 21, said of being the first woman of Somali descent in the department, TwinCities.com reported.
I want to be a good role model for others, especially Somali women.
Mohamed said she contacted St. Paul police a few months ago to learn about becoming an officer. She said she expressed concerns over not being able to wear a hijab on duty.
In December, the police service in Edmonton, Ontario, approved the option for female officers of Muslim faith to wear a police-issued hijab.
St. Paul police Sgt. Tina Kill said St. Paul police contacted the Edmonton police, and they provided input on a hijab suitable for duty -- the final product of which Mohamed wore at Saturday's ceremony.
Praising St. Pauls police move, Saroya said that Muslim women who wear the hijab sincerely believe it is their religious obligation and asking them to remove it is akin to asking them to remove a shirt or other piece of clothing.
Though there are no official figures, the United States is believed to be home to nearly seven million Muslims.
Islam sees hijab as an obligatory code of dress, not a religious symbol displaying ones affiliations.
Doesn’t that violate “the separation of church and state” that the Left is always screaming about?
It’s certainly good that St. Paul’s criminals will be too chivalrous to, say, pull the silly thing over the police-girls’ faces.
“Its certainly good that St. Pauls criminals will be too chivalrous to, say, pull the silly thing over the police-girls faces.”
I don’t think muslim women are allowed that close to strange men?
Give me an effin break! This must mean she can only arrest her own kind. This is the point of no return. Minnesota...I am shocked I tell ya....
Right near Calgary, Quebec.
“Islam sees hijab as an obligatory code of dress, not a religious symbol displaying ones affiliations.”
If it’s a requirement of a religion then it appears as a symbol of that religion to an unaffiliated third party that doesn’t view it as a societal or physical requirement.
Intelligence....logic....understanding... these are concepts completely lost to Islam.
The koran does not specify any particular garb. This is just a way “make a statement”, to hold themselves apart from US society. To them I can only say, don’t be surprised when you are treated as not one of us.
Well at least she can carry a vest underneath?!? I didn’t say what kind of a vest?!?
More SEETHING HATRED of Pastafarians..!
Oh yes, kow-tow to Muzzies, meanwhile the anti-pastafarian pogroms continue...!
"License and registration please..."
are they allowed to wear a crucifx now too?
wait... if we are going to be strictly religious here, aren
t women not allowed to work under muslim law?
What about the prayer rug? Does she get to stick her butt up in the air five times a day on duty?
A crucifix is not clothing.
So can German immigrants wear a swastika armband?
It was a religo-political movement too.
Not too far away from Vancouver, Alberta!
“Intelligence....logic....understanding... these are concepts completely lost to Islam.”
I was thinking those traits are more likely lost on liberals.
Or Saskatoon, Prince Edward Island.