Friday, October 30, 2009

Hygiene and Hijabs: CAIR Hijab in Medical Facilities?

A Muslim female doctor contacted CAIR to plead her case for wearing a hijab while working in a medical facility.


The unnamed doctor apparently living in Texas was informed in a job interview with CareNow, that the facility has a "no hat" policy. Naturally, the doctor thinks that has nothing to do with her hijab.
Being that I wear a head scarf to cover my hair as part of my religious practice, I felt very discriminated against.
CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) has quoted the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in a letter to CareNow, but this has nothing to do with civil rights. It has everything to do with hygiene and security.

Britain has been fighting this battle for some time now. Women working at Liverpool's Alder Hey children's hospital did not want to "wash up" in the prescribed, and long-held necessary procedure because their forearms would be exposed. The hospital would make no exceptions in this critical matter.

There is no place in sterile environments for hijabs, burqas and unwashed forearms.

We'll see how this turns out. CAIR undoubtedly will use taxpayer money, through their tax exempt, non-profit status, to sue CareNow in Texas. Can we keep hijabs out of medicine?

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