Vail Daily column: Freedom of religion or special treatment?

29th January, 2015 by

By Melanie Wong

A Michigan woman who claimed her rights were violated when she was required to remove her headscarf to have her mug shot taken will test the extent of the First Amendment’s protection of religious liberty. Malak Kazan was arrested for driving with a suspended license due to outstanding traffic tickets. During her booking, she was directed to remove her headscarf for her mug shot. Initially she refused to remove it claiming it was contrary to her religious observance. Her interpretation of Islam requires that her hair be covered in the presence of men that are not close relatives. The officers …

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