NYC forced to pay $180,000 to 3 Muslim women who were asked to remove hijabs for mugshots

New York City will be forced to pay out $180,000 to three Muslim women who filed a lawsuit after they were asked to remove their hijabs for mugshot photos.

The three women got $60,000 each. In one of the cases, a high school student called “G.E.” was arrested after getting into a fistfight with two girls she thought were gossiping about her, Fox News reported.

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In 2016, the city of Long Beach, California, paid $85,000 to settle lawsuit filed by Kirsty Powell after police asked her to remove her hijab following her shoplifting arrest. (Instagram)

In her lawsuit, the Muslim girl claimed she felt “exposed, violated and distraught” after a male police officer told her to remove her head scarf so he could take her mugshot photo. The police department said the male cop took the photo because there was no female officer available at that moment.

This is the latest in a disturbing trend of hefty lawsuit settlements being paid out by police departments around the United States. The “Hijab Card” is also being played across Europe, where Muslim populations are mushrooming in England, France, Sweden, the Netherlands and elsewhere.

Malak Kazan sued the Dearborn, Michigan police department in 2015 after being asked to remove her hijab after being arrested. (Instagram)

Malak Kazan sued the Dearborn, Michigan police department in 2015 for being asked to remove her hijab after being arrested. (Instagram)

In 2015, the New York City Police Department modified their mugshot policies specifically to accommodate Muslims. The order says officers who arrest a woman who refuses to remove her Islamic headscarf must offer her the choice of a private photo session without the jihab in the presence of a female officer.

In the latest lawsuit, the three Muslim women claimed cops violated the NYPD’s own policy. It’s unclear why the judge or jury did not make exceptions for instances where a female officer is not around to chaperone the private mugshot photo session. Here’s a tip: If you don’t want to take a mugshot without your hijab, don’t commit a crime.

While liberals are cheerfully celebrating the hijab, they blithely ignore why Muslim women wear them in the first place: It’s so they don’t get raped. Basically, fundamental Islam teaches that women encourage rape if they walk around looking like women.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Muslim turned outspoken critic of Islam, has slammed the hijab as a symbol of the oppression and abuse of women in Muslim countries, where women are routinely beaten and raped by their husbands, can be stoned for getting raped, and married off as 6-year-old girls.

“The hijab as a symbol justifies the rape of women who refuse to wear it,” she tweeted. “It is time to discard it like the chastity belt.”

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The Muslim community responded by making death threats against Hirsi Ali. She now cannot go anywhere in public without full-time security.

Samantha Chang

Samantha Chang

Samantha Chang is a politics/lifestyle writer and a financial editor at Investopedia. She is a law school graduate and an alum of the University of Pennsylvania. You can find her on Twitter at @Samantha_Chang.
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