Washington State's largest county completely controlled and run by Democrats and is now Sharia compliant
- Prison inmates will no longer be asked to take off their Islamic headgear including burkas.
- Democrats have gone insane.
From Eric Dondero:
And so it begins. Exclusively Democrat King County in Washington State is sucking up to Islamists. They will no longer require prison inmates to take off their Islamic headgear including burkas.
King County Jail now will allow Muslim headscarves reports the Seattle Times.
King County Jail officials no longer will take away the religious head coverings of inmates booked into county jails and also will allow them to wear their hijabs and headscarves to court. The change, which took effect last month, is part of a policy revision the county Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention worked out over the last year with a local Muslim advocacy group.
It follows a 2011 incident in which a Muslim woman said she had to relinquish her head covering when she was booked into jail and was taken to court the next day without it — all in contravention of her religious beliefs. She also complained that she was patted down by a male officer, even though a female officer was present.
The initial charges against the woman of making false statements to police were later dropped. Accommodating the religious practices of inmates has long been an area of complication for jail and prison officials. It has become even more sensitive since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, as lawsuits have been filed and volumes of guidelines written.
Jennifer Gist, civil-rights coordinator for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), said the woman, new to Seattle at the time and not proficient in English, was humiliated by the experience. Gist compares it to asking someone to strip to their underwear in the presence of a stranger of the opposite sex. She pointed out that the county later sent a strongly worded letter of apology to the woman.Bending over and taking up the behind for Muslim criminals
William Hayes, spokesman for King County jails, said the previous policy required officials to confiscate all inmate personal belongings — including any headwear — before booking them in jail. Their personal clothing is then replaced with jail jumpsuits.
“We like to think we’re somewhat proactive in dealing with these kinds of cases,” he said. “Part of it is educating ourselves, too. We didn’t understand the impact of taking this (headscarf) away from her.”