Dearborn Police Violate Religious Liberties
In the filed lawsuit, Kazan said she was taken to the police station and during her booking she was asked to take off her hijab for her booking photo. She told the male police officers that she couldn’t remove her hijab because it would violate her religious beliefs. Kazam also asked for a female officer but was told one couldn’t be provided for her and said that she wasn’t allowed to put her hijab back on while she was in police custody.
On June 18, 2010, David Wood, Nabeel Qureshi (co-founders of Acts 17 Apologetics) and Paul Rezkalla were arrested by Dearborn police officers at the Dearborn Arab International Festival (‘Arab Festival’), while they were engaging in a peaceful dialogue about their Christian faith with several festival attendees.
The arrests were video taped and it is clear that the group were not aggressors in the interactions.