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Muslims Welcome St. Paul Police Hijab
On Islam ^ | 3/2/2014

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. Paul’s 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 one’s affiliations.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: dhimmitude; leo; muslimamericans; muslimwomen; rop
Hat tip: Politically Incorrect (a German conservative blog site)
1 posted on 03/23/2014 2:57:04 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Doesn’t that violate “the separation of church and state” that the Left is always screaming about?


2 posted on 03/23/2014 3:00:37 PM PDT by MCF
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To: markomalley

It’s certainly good that St. Paul’s criminals will be too chivalrous to, say, pull the silly thing over the police-girls’ faces.


3 posted on 03/23/2014 3:01:29 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: SamuraiScot

“It’s certainly good that St. Paul’s 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?


4 posted on 03/23/2014 3:03:28 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: markomalley
Edmonton, Ontario

Where's that?

5 posted on 03/23/2014 3:03:29 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: MCF

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....


6 posted on 03/23/2014 3:03:42 PM PDT by MountainYankee
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To: rickmichaels
Edmonton, Ontario Where's that?

Right near Calgary, Quebec.

7 posted on 03/23/2014 3:04:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: markomalley

“Islam sees hijab as an obligatory code of dress, not a religious symbol displaying one’s 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.


8 posted on 03/23/2014 3:05:17 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: markomalley

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.


9 posted on 03/23/2014 3:06:21 PM PDT by Ray76 (Profit from the mistakes of others, you'll never live long enough to make them all yourself.)
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To: markomalley

Well at least she can carry a vest underneath?!? I didn’t say what kind of a vest?!?


10 posted on 03/23/2014 3:06:28 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: markomalley
Ah! Ya see...?!

More SEETHING HATRED of Pastafarians..!

Oh yes, kow-tow to Muzzies, meanwhile the anti-pastafarian pogroms continue...!

"License and registration please..."

11 posted on 03/23/2014 3:11:20 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: markomalley

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?


12 posted on 03/23/2014 3:14:05 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: markomalley

What about the prayer rug? Does she get to stick her butt up in the air five times a day on duty?


13 posted on 03/23/2014 3:14:30 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: Mr. K

A crucifix is not clothing.


14 posted on 03/23/2014 3:16:09 PM PDT by Ray76 (Profit from the mistakes of others, you'll never live long enough to make them all yourself.)
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To: Mr. K
that all depends on black widow working privileges.
15 posted on 03/23/2014 3:18:26 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: markomalley

Great.

So can German immigrants wear a swastika armband?

It was a religo-political movement too.


16 posted on 03/23/2014 3:20:36 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: dfwgator

Not too far away from Vancouver, Alberta!


17 posted on 03/23/2014 3:21:42 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

“Intelligence....logic....understanding... these are concepts completely lost to Islam.”

I was thinking those traits are more likely lost on liberals.


18 posted on 03/23/2014 3:21:54 PM PDT by willywill
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Or Saskatoon, Prince Edward Island.


19 posted on 03/23/2014 3:23:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: markomalley
This female police officer should not be allowed to cover her face. We don't want our police covering their faces. That just wouldn't be right.


20 posted on 03/23/2014 3:23:38 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: markomalley

Isn’t that favoring one religion...and crosses the line??


21 posted on 03/23/2014 3:25:43 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: dfwgator
Right near Calgary, Quebec.

I wonder if Calgary Flames hockey players can speak French, being as they are in Quebec now? :-)

22 posted on 03/23/2014 3:38:58 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: markomalley

Yeah, another victory for Alqada, or I mean the Muslim Brotherhood!


23 posted on 03/23/2014 3:39:17 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: markomalley

Guess if you can’t see the person’s face that arrests you, the arrest is null and void.

Same as along the line of ‘the accused being able to face the accuser’ in court.

Will they be able to testify in court wearing their garb?

Will I, as a ‘clown’, be allowed to role play at all times or will the ‘can’t enter a premises or wander around town with a mask covering your face’ rule be enacted?

These new ‘laws’ or ‘rules’ to accommodate any and all are bound to backfire on them, despite the good intentions.

Like the BO mismaladmistration saying YOU can keep your insurance for a couple of more years while they ‘iron’ out problems they didn’t see - how does that affect those who had aready cancelled OR had been cancelled.s/

As to the cops wearing masks or covering their face - If and when ‘they’ come after the citizenry, it will make it ‘easier’ to defend oneself - because the ‘personalization’ has been removed from the mix.


24 posted on 03/23/2014 3:40:26 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --"I would agree with you BUT that would make both of us wrong".)
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To: 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. “”””

I wonder if the author realizes that Minneapolis and St Paul are two separate cities.


25 posted on 03/23/2014 3:50:25 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: markomalley

In the days after the 9/11/2001 when muslims massacred thousands of Americans who would have believed that we would have a federal government led by a muslim sympathizer in the presidency - or is he actually a closet muslim?

Who would have thought that we would have radical, terrorist supporting, muslims appointed to high level positions throughout the federal government by our muslim sympathizing president?

Who would have thought that we would have special work rules for muslims in markets, stores and businesses throughout America?

Who would have thought that we would have local and state governments, bureaucrats and law enforcement officer twisting themselves in knots to kiss the butts of muslims?

Who would have thought that we would have our taxpayer supported government schools brainwashing our children with pro-muslim propaganda?


26 posted on 03/23/2014 4:18:41 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: UCANSEE2

27 posted on 03/23/2014 5:52:04 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: markomalley

Do the Muslims dominate the city council also??


28 posted on 03/23/2014 7:10:24 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: markomalley

Wonder how long it will take until one of them gets choked to death with her hijab? We’ll never know, because it will never be reported.


29 posted on 03/23/2014 8:37:39 PM PDT by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: UCANSEE2
This female police officer should not be allowed to cover her face. We don't want our police covering their faces. That just wouldn't be right.

You're right. All those guys in the picture you posted look like your average group of thugs too ashamed of what they do to show their faces in public.

30 posted on 03/23/2014 8:39:24 PM PDT by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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