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County Jail to Allow Muslim Headscarves
CBS St. Louis
Local Muslims applaud an agreement worked out with St. Louis County law enforcement officials over the wearing of an Islamic scarf by a woman temporarily held in the county jail.
In a meeting that included St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch and local Muslim leaders, it was agreed that any arrested Muslim woman wearing a hijab — or Muslim headscarf- would be screened by a female officer in a private area and would have her scarf returned following that screening.
Local spokesman for the Council on American Islamic Relations — Faizen Syed — says he's pleased with how the meeting went:
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