Muslim Woman Denied Foster Care License Because Of No-Pork Rule

April 15, 2010

Author: Kimberlee Hauss

Source: Beliefnet/Religion News Service

A Muslim woman in Maryland says she was denied a foster care license by a state-authorized agency because she does not allow pork in her home.

After 26-year-old Tashima Crudup was denied her license, the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland filed a discrimination complaint with the Baltimore City Community Relations Commission on behalf of the mother of five.

In a letter to the commission, the ACLU accused the agency, Contemporary Family Services, of anti-Muslim bias that "played a role" in its denial of Crudup's application.