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New York City Reaches $180,000 Settlement with Three Muslim Women over Hijab Lawsuit

New York City has reached a $180,000 settlement with three Muslim women after they sued the NYPD for forcing them to remove their hijabs for mugshots.

The lawsuits, which sought to change the NYPD’s policy on Muslim women refusing to wear their head coverings in mugshot photos, were settled in Brooklyn federal court Monday, the New York Daily News reported.

Each woman received a $60,000 settlement.

The cases, dating back to 2012, began when a Brooklyn teen only known as “G.E.” was arrested for getting into a fight with two girls.

When NYPD officers brought her to the 62nd precinct, they instructed her to remove her headscarf. The teen refused the officers’ orders, and was taken to a private room where a female officer took her photo separate from the men.

After being taken to a Brooklyn jail for booking, officers informed her that they could not accommodate her request because no female officers could take the photo and the camera was in a fixed spot.

The teen claimed that she felt “exposed, violated, and distraught” after a male officer took her mugshot photo of her without her hijab while officers and prisoners watched.

The NYPD issued an order that changed its policy on people who refused to remove their headscarves in March 2015. The resulting policy change required officers to inform people that the NYPD provides the option of taking booking photos in a private room with an officer of the same gender.

In Islam, it is considered sacrilegious to remove the headscarf of a Muslim woman by force. It is typical for only a Muslim woman’s husband or her family members to see her without her headscarf.

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11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Richard Misel Jr

    February 28, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Those godless evil bitchs should have got NOTHING.! They must obey our laws or get out.!

  2. LaTxGuy

    February 28, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Typical sanctuary city doing their best!! Mug shots have a purpose and that is to be able to identify and what they just did was weaken the system.

  3. Lavona Areno

    February 28, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    MAKES ME SICK. TIRED OF COWING DOWN TO THE PEOPLE!!!. YOU COME TO AMERICA TO BE AMERICAN. This isn’t about religious freedom, its about politics. EVERYTHING IS POLITICAL NOW A DAYS BECAUSE OF THESE PEOPLE. GO HOME AND YOU CAN WEAR YOU SPECIAL CLOTHES. GO HOME.

  4. Richard Misel Jr

    February 28, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    The founding fathers said no muslims because they do not obey the laws of other counties and will never conform and be Americans. They ALWAYS try to force ilslam on the people of every country the move into.

  5. paulette

    February 28, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    ARE YOU FRICKEN KIDDING ME,SO NOW THE TAX PAYERS CAN PAY FOR THIS CRAP TO

  6. Sue

    February 28, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    This post is offensive, if you are in America you should be an American citizen not walking around wearing a hijab and suing Americans

  7. Kermit Gonzalez

    February 28, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    This is for sure a WTF Moment in History… Maybe I should go to NY City and walk around Naked ! Then get arrested and them Tell them in my Religion I can walk Naked One Day of the Year, and for that I feel insulted and Violated for not Allowing me to do so… UnFreaking Believable !

    We Live in a Generation of Emotionally Weak People and Laws…
    Everything has to be Watered Down because It’s Offensive, including the Truth…

    This makes me sick to my Stomach… WTF !

  8. Sal belardo

    February 28, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    When is this catering to Muslims going to stop? They leave their countries for a better life in the US then they want to change America to the shit they left behind! Muslims go home! Oh! Please!

  9. gloria mcmillian

    March 1, 2018 at 2:25 am

    The entire purpose of muslims moving into a country they hate is to change it into one that suits their taste. They despise the customs, culture, and traditions of America. They laugh all the time how easy it is to get over on Americans. Using American laws to destroy itself from within. They know and fully intend to turn the country into an United States of Islam.

  10. Darlene

    March 1, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    We are totally screwed!! End of times!! Unless we do something about this crap and fast, the world as we know it is gone!!! Frankly I think it’s already too late!

  11. Lacy

    March 1, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Sheer insanity!

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