CAIR files lawsuit against Warren Country Regional Jail over abusing Muslim woman

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced Thursday the filing of a lawsuit against Warren Country Regional Jail “for depriving a Muslim woman of her religious rights by forcing her to remove her hijab, taking a booking photograph without it and allowing the photo to remain publicly available on its website.”

According to the CAIR release, the woman was also “subjected to an unnecessary full-body strip search that was filmed on a security camera and projected on a TV screen for all those present in the jail lobby to see.”

CAIR’s lawsuit states in part that “all incarcerees and their religious beliefs are entitled to basic respect and certainly privacy, particularly Muslim women whose modesty is not just a personal conviction but a religious obligation.”

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