A new policy in Alabama is not in and of itself an example of dhimmitude, but it is interesting to contrast this with the French headscarf ban:
Responding to complaints from Muslims and Sikhs, Gov. Bob Riley’s administration is changing a policy that prohibited the wearing of head scarves and turbans in driver’s license photos.
The new policy says head coverings and headgear are acceptable for religious beliefs and medical conditions, but for no other reason. State Public Safety Director Mike Coppage said his department was delivering the rule change to county probate judges on Friday, and that it would take effect Monday.
Muslim women who had complained were glad to see the state’s quick response. “This is a victory for religious freedom for everyone in this country,” said LaTonya Floyd of Mobile.
The new policy draws the line at face coverings such as veils.