MUSLIM GROUP, CITY MEET ON WOMAN BARRED FROM COURT OVER SCARF

Members of a national Muslim advocacy group met with Valdosta city officials Wednesday about a policy they say prohibited a Muslim woman from wearing a traditional head scarf into a municipal courtroom.

But the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations said no resolution was reached in the case of Aniisa Karim, a 20-year-old who said she was banned from entering the Valdosta municipal court building on June 26 unless she took off the scarf.

“There’s no definitive change thus far, but we have agreed to further discussions,” said Ahmed Bedier, director of CAIR’s Tampa, Fla., branch. “There was a cooperative spirit, a healthy spirit, and everyone agreed from the beginning we were all cooperating together to achieve the same goal.”

 

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