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Oklahoma judge dismisses case over Muslim woman's headscarf


January 25, 2019

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A judge in Oklahoma has dismissed a civil rights lawsuit brought on behalf of a Muslim woman who alleges she was denied entry into the Tulsa County Courthouse because of her religious headscarf.

U.S. District Judge Claire Eagan on Tuesday dismissed claims that the Tulsa County Sherriff's Office and four deputies violated the First Amendment and the Oklahoma Religious Freedom Act.

Suha Elqutt said she was refused entry to the courthouse last April when metal detectors were set off by a hairpin under her hijab.

The suit alleges officers insisted Elqutt remove her headsca...

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