Political Influence Operation
Date: June 3, 2010
On June 3 CAIR’s Michigan chapter welcomed revisions to the Canton Police Department’s religious accommodation policy that allow detainees the option of wearing Islamic head scarves (hijab) during the booking process. Detainees are also allowed to wear hijab for the duration of their confinement in the Canton Holding Facility. CAIR-MI Staff Attorney Lena Masri hoped that the “new guidelines will serve as a model for other police departments throughout the state and the nation.”
Masri noted that CAIR publishes two booklets entitled “A Law Enforcement Official’s Guide to the Muslim Community” and “A Correctional Institution’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices.” She said the booklets “outline basic information about Islamic beliefs that are relevant to law enforcement agencies.” In fact the guidelines in the booklets amount to an imposition of Shariah law which hinders the duties and obligations of law enforcement officials under U.S. law.