Denver: Rules Changed, Muslim Head Scarves Allowed in Driver’s License Photos

Rules for Muslims, and rules for the rest of us. via: Turbans, Head Scarves Allowed In Driver’s License Photos « CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4)– The Division of Motor Vehicles will no longer require Muslims, Sikhs or others to remove religious head coverings to get their driver’s license photos taken. This comes after complaints led to meetings between state and federal authorities. Clarifications were made and new procedures put in place.

In the Sikh religion removal of the turban in public is forbidden. But the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles was requiring that for driver’s license photos.

The Sikh’s were not the only ones to complain. Amatullah Malki, a Muslim, was asked to put her head scarf behind her ears to have her driving learner’s permit photo taken.

“I came home and I felt really bad like,’Why are they making me do that? Why are they trying to take pieces away from me?’ This is my identity,” said Malki.

Her father Mohamed Malki couldn’t believe it, “No, not in America. I said you have to go back next day and challenge that.”

Regulations for driver’s license photos from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security indicate the face must be visible. But U.S. Attorney John Walsh said it wasn’t clear

“We were able to give them guidance that said you know what you don’t need to have people pull their ears out and these men who wear that turban to take it off,” said Walsh.

After discussions with the Division of Motor Vehicles and the Colorado Attorney General, the matter was ironed out.

Lynn Granger with the Department of Motor Vehicles described the changes, “It has to be from the chin to the top of forehead at the hairline and the ears do not have to be uncovered.”

She said customer service is important and they try to accommodate requests that are made.

Now Sikhs, Muslims and others no longer have to choose between a driver’s license photo and their following their religion. The clarifications made in Colorado may be used in other states as well.

In other words, sharia and other foreign, religious laws take precedence over U.S. law.

4 thoughts on “Denver: Rules Changed, Muslim Head Scarves Allowed in Driver’s License Photos

  1. They don’t have to choose between a driver’s license and following their religion but the Little Sisters of the Poor have to violate their conscience by providing abortion on their insurance because Obama said so.

    Well, they won’t do it, so I suppose Obama will put all the Little Sisters of the Poor (who take care of poor people worldwide) in jail. He’s a tough guy…throwing nuns in jail. Only…only guess Who is on the Little Sisters side.

  2. First there is civilization jihad, then comes dhimmitude, then comes total destruction of our culture. For proof study history.

  3. Hair color, length and style is an important identification of a person. A factor unavailable when covered for an ID photo. No excuse, have a photo taken like everyone else.

If sharia law continues spreading, you'll have less and less freedom of speech - so speak while you can!

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