Minneapolis City Hall Celebrates 'Hijab Day'

Muslim employees at Minneapolis City Hall recently declared "Hijab Day" in the workplace and convinced non-Muslim co-workers to don the Muslim head covering, including the city's police chief, Janeé Harteau, who is well known as a homosexual.

Female Muslim employees at the government building declared February 28 to be "Hijab Day" then systematically convinced nearly every female employee at work to don the traditional headwear to pose for pictures which were later posted to Facebook.

Facebook user Ilhan Omar, a staffer for Minneapolis Council Member Andrew Johnson and self-proclaimed Somali activist, was thrilled to have "Hijab Day" claiming that she "loves cross cultural sharing."

Omar was in the news recently for another incident in Minneapolis. She was involved in a brawl that ended a local Democrat meeting (the DFL Party) in Cedar-Riverside. In February a group of Muslims began a fight that abruptly canceled the meeting and left several injured.

Interestingly, Omar and her other Muslim co-workers convinced Police Chief Janeé Harteau to don a hijab, too. Last August, Harteau was celebrated by the Minneapolis Star Tribune for having married her "favorite sergeant," Holly Keegel.

One wonders what Chief Harteau thinks of the intolerance for gays exhibited in such Muslims countries as Somalia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. The way gays are often treated in Muslim cultures would be some quite shocking "cross cultural sharing," one would think.

Commenting on this report, Pam Geller wondered how the city allowed "Hijab Day" in the first place. Geller wondered if the celebration of this religious garb is a violation of the establishment clause.

Minneapolis has been implementing all sorts of Muslim-friendly policies of late. The city police department just welcomed its first female Somali police officer and even changed its uniform regulations to allow her to wear a hijab on the job.


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