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PA: Hearing for Muslim Officer Seeking to Wear Hijab

(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 9/8/08) – On Tuesday, September 9, oral arguments will be heard in the case of a Muslim police officer (Webb v. City of Philadelphia) who is seeking to wear a religiously-mandated Islamic headscarf, or hijab, while on duty.
SEE: Court to Hear Arguments over Muslim Cop’s Scarf (AP)

In January 2008, Philadelphia Police Officer Kimberlie Webb filed an appeal to a district court decision that barred her from wearing hijab while in her police uniform.

The Pennsylvania chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-PA), a signatory to an amicus brief that argued the trial court’s decision did not reflect current public safety uniform policies, is supporting Webb’s appeal for religious accommodation.

WHAT: Hearing for Police Officer Seeking to Wear Hijab
WHEN: Tuesday September 9, 9 a.m.
WHERE: Albert Branson Maris Courtroom, 19th Floor, U.S. Courthouse, 601 Market St., Philadelphia, PA
CONTACT: CAIR-PA Executive Director, Justin Peyton, 215-592-0509, E-Mail:

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group and has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, protect civil liberties, and empower American Muslims.


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