Wednesday, November 21, 2018

What about separation of church and state? Muslim Rep Ilhan Omar wants to overturn ban on wearing hats in Congress


In order to break this ban Congress should pass a law bringing prayer back in the public schools.
Jewish Telegraph Agency reports a 181-year-old rule banning Congress members from wearing hats of any kind could be overturned in order to accommodate a newly elected Muslim lawmaker who wears a headscarf called a hijab.

Some Jewish groups are supporting her efforts, which would enable Jewish lawmakers to wear a kippah.

Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat who won election this month, is a co-author of the proposal. She became one of the first two Muslim women to be elected to the House of Representatives. Rashida Tlaib, who was elected to serve in Congress from the Detroit area, does not wear a head covering.


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