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Obama-Holder Dept of Justice Is Suing Essex, New Jersey Police Dept.

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Submitted by Sofa Sogood (United States), Aug 6, 2009 at 02:40

Just days after Obama's Cairo speech wherein he declared that it was his responsibility as President of the U.S. to fight negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear ...

(Who knew that was the responsibility of the U.S. President? Does that go for all religions, or only one?

And wherein he vowed to protect the right of women to WEAR the Hijab -- no, not their right to NOT WEAR it -- never mind whether they've been FORCED to WEAR IT or not. He doesn't care about that particular limitation of human rights. Never mind that it's never been an issue before -- not until recently when Islamists have decided to show their muscle and suddenly women who've never worn the Hijab before, suddenly find that they now "must." This is not religious, it is clearly and solely political and nothing more.)

U.S. Department of Justice filed suit against Essex County New Jersey county on behalf of a Corrections Officer who insisted on wearing the Hijab with her standard uniform.

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/06/obamas-doj-sues-to-keep-women-down-and-advance-islamic-supremacism.html

There isn't anything on the Internet about the decision yet, but its interesting that the Obama-Holder DOJ (Federal Gov't) got involved. Where will this lead?

The Philadelphia police department faced a similar lawsuit, but they won on the basis that uniforms should be religion-neutral and that the Hijab could be dangerous if grabbed.

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/20090409_Court_upholds_Police_Department_s_uniform_guidelines.html

It's one thing to dress any way one wants when off duty, but to wear religious garb when on duty is quite another. Is the next step wearing a complete face covering with the uniform? What about the trousers?

If her beliefs conflict with the standard uniform -- why doesn't she just get another job? Religious freedom means free to practice your religion -- there is nothing, nothing that requires accommodation to those beliefs.

Also -- The State of Hawaii recently passed an Islam Day. There are very few Muslims in Hawaii. It went right through the State Legislature without the public knowing about it until afterwards. There were many objections, but it was too late. And when is that day? Right around September 11. No Christian day. No Catholic Day. No Judaism Day. No Hindu Day. No Buddhism day (and there are many Buddhists in Hawaii).

The battle is going on right here, right now -- but very few know about it thanks to our MSM.

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