Aug 31 2016
OKLAHOMA man demands removal of image of an Islamic headbag-wearing Muslim woman from a government vehicle
An Oklahoma man is demanding that a “religious” image of a Muslim woman wearing an Islamic supremacist headcovering be removed from a library vehicle because it promotes Islam on public property.
Breitbart (h/t Emma) “I see a public vehicle that is paid for by the taxpayer’s money that displays, has a picture of a lady in Islamic attire,” Chad Grensky told KFOR. Grensky says that the hijab represents the Muslim faith and wants it removed.
“What I have a problem with is we can’t put a nun on the side of that car because she’s wearing a head garment,” Grensky said. “We have to remove ‘In God We Trust’ from our police cars.” Grensky took his complaint to the Pioneer Library System, where they were surprised because they never had a complaint like this before. “We don’t believe that image is promoting a religion. We think it is expressing a culture,” said Anne Masters, the executive director.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court asked for the removal of a monument of the 10 Commandments on Oklahoma state capitol grounds because it violated the state’s constitution that bans the promotion of religion on public property.
NewsChannel 4 sent the picture to the American Civil Liberties Union and the executive director said he did not see a problem with the image. He said showing someone in their religions attire does not necessarily violate the constitution.
Article 2, section 5 of the Oklahoma State Constitution says:
No public money or property shall ever be appropriated, applied, donated, or used, directly or indirectly, for the use, benefit, or support of any sect, church, denomination, or system of religion, or for the use, benefit, or support of any priest, preacher, minister, or other religious teacher or dignitary, or sectarian institution as such.