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Monday, June 20, 2005

"Muslim student's rights violated"

The Attorney General for the state of New Jersey said that "Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck violated the civil rights of a Muslim nursing student by ordering her to remove a religious head covering during nursing rounds at" a local hospital.

"University officials told the student - identified in legal documents as Debra Mason of Jersey City - that her head covering violated a school policy requiring nursing students to wear uniforms during clinical rounds."

"Mason went without the head covering on two occasions before complaining to a nursing school professor that she felt uncomfortable not wearing it."

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