Political Influence Operation
Date: June 3, 2010
On June 3 the San Diego office of CAIR announced that a Muslim woman will be able to have her driver’s license photograph retaken with her Islamic scarf (hijab) after initially being asked to remove the religious head covering.
CAIR-San Diego “contacted the DMV and arranged for the woman’s photograph to be retaken and for the DMV employee to apologize to the woman and be reprimanded for giving her inaccurate information.” DMV authorities were also given a copy the CAIR report, “Religious Accommodation in Driver’s License Photographs: A review of codes, policies, and practices in the 50 states.”
“We thank the Oceanside office of the DMV for resolving this issue in an expedient manner,” said CAIR-San Diego Public Relations Director Edgar Hopida. “We hope that other San Diego County offices of the DMV adopt similar measures so we can avoid future incidents.”