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    Oklahoma Muslim woman says rights violated over headscarf

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Muslim woman who alleges she was denied entry into the Tulsa County Courthouse because of her religious headscarf has filed a federal lawsuit against the county sheriff.
    The lawsuit was filed Tuesday on behalf of Suha Elqutt by the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma. A similar suit was filed in California.
    The lawsuit alleges Elqutt was refused entry to the courthouse on April 10 when metal detectors were set off by a hairpin under her hijab. It says officers insisted Elqutt remove her headscarf in front of male sheriff’s deputies in violation of her religious beliefs. She entered the courthouse after two female deputies inspected her hair in a parking garage.

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    You can't wear a hairpin. It has nothing to do with religion. You set off the alarm.

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    But, it will be turned into a Muslim/religion thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abby08 View Post
    But, it will be turned into a Muslim/religion thing.
    Yes it's those lawyers chasing ambulances again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadmaster View Post
    Yes it's those lawyers chasing ambulances again.
    too many Avenatti's out there, and so little time
    For waltky: http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/
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    Security at a courthouse survives the strict scrutiny test for an intrusion of such religious liberty, IMHO.
    Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect. -- Woody Hayes​

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    They will conform or they're out IMHO.

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    Is a white man being discriminated against when he’s told to remove his cap while psssing through various security points?

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