“A prison is not a summer camp.” Indeed. Nor should it be a place for Islamic supremacist cultural agitprop.
“US appeals court: Prison can ban Muslim scarf,” from AP, August 3 (thanks to Twostellas):
Prison officials can ban employees from wearing religious headscarves out of concerns they pose a safety risk, a US appeals court in Philadelphia has ruled in a split 2-1 decision.
Prison officials have legitimate concerns that the headscarves can hide drugs or other contraband, or be used by an inmate to strangle someone, the majority said yesterday.
The ruling dismisses a lawsuit filed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of three Muslim women employed at the Delaware County Prison in suburban Thornton. The EEOC had said they were being forced to compromise their religious beliefs to keep their jobs. […]
“The EEOC has an enviable history of taking steps to enforce the prohibition against religious discrimination in many forms,” US Circuit Judge Dolores K Sloviter wrote.
“On the other hand … a prison is not a summer camp and prison officials have the unenviable task of preserving order in difficult circumstances.”