Muslim Woman Fights to Wear Veil in Driver License Photograph

December 12, 2004

Source: CAIR Press Release

On December 12, 2004 CAIR Press Release reported, "the Maryland and Virginia office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MD/VA) today announced that a Muslim woman in Maryland will be allowed to wear her Islamic head scarf in an identification card photograph. The woman had previously been told she had to remove her religiously-mandated scarf. The Muslim woman told CAIR-MD/VA she was ordered to take off her scarf for an ID photograph at the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) in Frederick, despite her insistence that it was against her religious beliefs and in spite of an MVA policy allowing religious head coverings."