Tagged: Religion

Pastafarian who wore strainer on head ordered to get new license picture

A Chicago-area woman says she wants to fight for her right to wear a pasta strainer on her head in her driver’s license photo, claiming the item is an expression of her religious beliefs.

Source: ‘Pastafarian’ who wore strainer on head ordered to get new license picture

The Citadel will not allow an exception to the uniform to let a Muslim student wear her hijab – The Washington Post

The family of the accepted Muslim student who made the request for religious accommodation said she will not attend the public military college in South Carolina, and that “all legal options are on the table.”

Source: The Citadel will not allow an exception to the uniform to let a Muslim student wear her hijab – The Washington Post

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Obama to Muslim Americans: ‘You’re Right Where You Belong’

Making his first visit to a mosque in the U.S. amid unprecedented fear in the Islamic community, the president preached inclusion and criticized Republicans, but also called on Muslims to fight extremism.

Source: Obama to Muslim Americans: ‘You’re Right Where You Belong’

Sikh Soldier Allowed to Keep Beard in Rare Army Exception – The New York Times

For the first time in decades, the military has granted a religious accommodation to allow an active-duty combat soldier to keep his beard, at least for now.

Source: Sikh Soldier Allowed to Keep Beard in Rare Army Exception – The New York Times