Judge Rejects Muslim Woman's Request to Wear Veil

June 10, 2003

Source: CNN


On June 10, 2003 CNN reported that "a Florida judge rejected [Sultaana Freeman]'s request to have her face covered by a veil in the photograph on her state driver's license, siding with the state Friday that a favorable ruling could be exploited by terrorists... Freeman, wearing a black niqab, refused to comment to reporters. Her husband, Abdul-Maalik Freeman, said his wife would fight the decision."