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Muslim woman sues Dearborn Police over headscarf removal
by Niraj Warikoo
A Muslim woman filed a lawsuit today against the city of Dearborn, alleging that police forced her to remove her Islamic headscarf after she was arrested on a parking violation.
Maha Aldhalimi of Wayne County said that a police officer arrested her on Sept. 15, 2004, after spotting her in a no-parking zone outside a Wal-Mart store in Dearborn. After checking her license and registration, the officer said she "had a warrant for her arrest for an unpaid parking violation."
The officer then took her to the police station and ordered her to remove her headscarf, known as hijab, for her booking photo, the lawsuit said.
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