And now, stupidly, the Columbus police department is actually considering caving in to terror-linked CAIR’s demand that they lift the hijab (Islamic misogynist-ordered head covering) ban.
Dispatch Columbus Police Chief Thomas Quinlan said this week that he plans to take another look at the division’s ban on hijabs and other head coverings. The ban made headlines in 2015 after a Muslim female recruit left the police academy when she was not permitted to wear a head scarf.
Columbus police Chief Thomas Quinlan said this week that he is open to taking another look at the division’s ban on head coverings for religious reasons.
The ban made headlines in 2015 after a female police recruit left the Columbus police academy because she was not permitted to wear a hijab, or head scarf.
In 2015, the Police Division said the desire was to have officers look uniform and not have any outward appearance that could affect how they are received by the community. There also were concerns about head scarves potentially being used to strangle officers during a struggle.
Shortly after that recruit left the academy, the Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations filed an employment discrimination complaint over the hijab issue.
The (UAE-designated terrorist group), CAIR, says the Ohio Constitution and Ohio civil-rights laws allow people to express their faith even if they are government employees.
In the Muslim faith, a hijab is worn by women as a show of modesty (as ordered by men) around any males that are not family members. This scarf is traditionally worn by women regardless of their marital status (effectively turning all women into slaves of misogynistic Muslim men).
The ban effectively prevents practicing female Muslims from joining local law enforcement. With an estimated 40,000 Somali Muslim invaders in Columbus and central Ohio — the second-largest population in the country — Quinlan said the city and the division should rethink the ban to better reflect the city that officers serve. (It will also make it very easy for criminals to strangle Muslim female officers)
Romin Iqbal, executive director of CAIR-Columbus, said he is pleased to hear Quinlan is open to reconsidering the hijab issue. “We continue to believe that this ban is not fair and it is clearly discriminatory and it makes it difficult for the Columbus police to represent everybody,” Iqbal said.
Quinlan said there is no definite timeline for revisiting the ban and that there are other priorities the division needs to address immediately, such as technology upgrades and redeployment of officers.
Iqbal said CAIR hopes to reach out to Quinlan this week.