Security Guard Allowed to Wear Religiously-Mandated Beard

October 25, 2002

Source: Council on Islamic-American Relations

On October 25, 2002 Council on Islamic-American Relations reported that "a security guard with the Smithsonian's Office of Protection Services in Washington, D.C., will be allowed to wear a religiously-mandated beard after intervention by CAIR. 'We appreciate the Smithsonian's concrete demonstration of its stated commitment to creating and maintaining a workplace free from religious discrimination,' said CAIR Civil Rights Consultant Hassan Mirza."