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Prof. Bucar writes an article for Religion News Service

“Dear Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats: A hijab is not a hat”

As the new U.S. Congress convened on January 3, 2019, more women represent their respective Congressional districts. Among those women are Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. Congresswoman Omar is a Muslim and has a religious obligation to wear a hijab. Prof Bucar discusses how one of the first agenda items for the new Congress is to change a rule established in 1837 that prohibited women from wearing hats to allow Congresswoman Omar to wear the hijab. Bucar argues that a hijab is not a hat, and should be allowed on the basis of religious freedom.

Published On: January 4, 2019 |
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