May 26th, 2005
|jinniya||11:20 pm - Muslim Sues Over Prison Visit, Headscarf|
Muslim Sues Over Prison Visit, Headscarf
MADISON, Wis. - A Muslim woman who was ordered by male prison guards to take off her headscarf before she could visit an inmate filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday alleging her constitutional right to practice religion had been violated.
Cynthia Rhouni, 43, of Madison, says the scarf, or hijab, that always covers her head and shoulders in the presence of men shows the world she is a devout Muslim.
Rhouni's lawsuit claims that male prison guards at the maximum-security Columbia Correctional Facility north of Madison told her rules prohibited any head covering in the visiting room. They ordered her to take off her scarf before she could see her estranged husband in 2003, the suit alleges.
She protested, but eventually took the scarf off and went inside so her son could speak with his father. Several male prisoners were able to see her scarfless and her estranged husband and teenage son were upset. "I just felt totally naked," Rhouni said Wednesday. "I felt I disgraced my family and my religion."
The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Madison against two guards and the state Department of Corrections. It seeks unspecified damages that could amount to more than $1 million, said Rhouni's lawyer, David Lasker.
It also seeks to bars Wisconsin prisons from making Muslim women remove their headscarves. "The law is clear: you must accommodate people's practice of their own religion," Lasker said.
John Dipko, a spokesman for the Department of Corrections, said the agency had not seen the lawsuit and that he was unaware of the department's policy on religious head coverings. Columbia Warden Greg Grams did not return a phone message Wednesday. The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin is funding the lawsuit.
May 10th, 2005
|ckeytee||12:05 am - Assalamualaykum|
click pic if you wanna see the style :)
Current Mood: sleepy
May 5th, 2005
|mekkah||12:45 pm - Hijab hanger... :-)|
I wanted to let all the sisters know about a hanger for hijabs that makes finding them a whole lot easier! Anyways here it is:
I have personally used this and it works great and can hold a bunch of scarves and they hold up really well...
You can get them at The Container Store or online at their website: http://www.containerstore.com/browse/Product.jhtml?PRODID=59794&CATID=159&searchId=207049&itemIndex=1
May 3rd, 2005
|ckeytee||09:08 pm - Assalamualaykum|
click to be linked to my site.. on hijab styles.. i have more to come on my site, insha'Allah :)
April 26th, 2005
|jinniya||08:03 pm - 'That Muslim woman could be happier than you...'|
Once she was a party-loving student; then Na'ima B Robert converted to Islam. But how did she become so convinced of the benefits of wearing Islamic dress that she now covers herself from head to foot and has written a book extolling its virtues? Bryony Gordon meets her ( Read more...Collapse )
April 8th, 2005
April 5th, 2005
|jinniya||08:00 pm - When modesty is an obstacle|
Religious and cultural traditions keep some from getting needed healthcare. Sensitivity, providers say, is the key. ( Read more...Collapse )
March 29th, 2005
|jinniya||01:37 am - Two German States Reject Hijab Ban|
The legislatures in two German states have turned down proposals by the opposition Christian Democratic Party to ban Muslim school teachers from wearing hijab.
The parliament of Nordrhein-Westfalen, western Germany, rejected the party’s request as having no legal merit.
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March 23rd, 2005
Assalamu aleikum everyone!
I just wanna show you the site with beautiful women clothes. Here it is!