CAIR helps Muslim woman retake drivers license photo

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CAIR- San Diego announced today that a local Muslim woman will be able to have her driver’s license photograph retaken with her Islamic headscarf

(Jul 13, 2007 - San Diego, CA) 

The San Diego office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego) announced today that a local Muslim woman will be able to have her driver’s license photograph retaken with her Islamic headscarf, or hijab, after initially being asked to show some of her hair.

CAIR-San Diego says that yesterday afternoon, an employee at the Poway office of the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) had insisted that the woman pull back her headscarf and show some of her hair for her driver’s license photographs, despite California regulations that allow for religiously mandated head covering, requiring only that the whole face be shown

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