Thursday, January 27, 2005

School alters dress code after Muslim student complains

Where is the ACLU? If this were a cross they would continue their constant attack against Christianity--whining about separation of church and state

Source: Associated Press

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. A Hamilton County high school has changed its dress code to allow religious headscarves after a national civil rights group for Muslims complained to the principal.A spokeswoman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations said East Ridge High School senior Emily Smith wore her "religiously mandated headscarf" for the first time today.

Emily did not return telephone messages seeking comment.

Assistant school superintendent Rick Smith said he talked to an assistant principal who told him there was no negative reaction today to the headscarf.

Assistant principal Gary Lowery declined comment when contacted by phone. He said the school principal, Cheri Dedmon, was "not in town."

A spokeswoman for the Washington, D.C.-based council said the student asked about her rights in a January third e-mail, and a letter of complaint was sent to the principal three days later.

The letter to Dedmon said the student as a Muslim is "required to cover her hair in public."

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