Holder Moves to Squash Philadelphia Schools Beard Code on Behalf of Islam
The Philadelphia school system is trying to promote an atmosphere of professionalism by limiting the lengths of beards among employees. But even if Phil Robertson or Billy Gibbons were thinking of moving to Philly to pursue a new career in education, there would be no reason to despair. Eric Holder has come to the rescue – for reasons that anyone familiar with the priorities of his old law firm might have predicted. Via Philly.com:
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the School District of Philadelphia, claiming a rule regulating the length of employees’ beards constitutes religious discrimination.
According to the suit filed Wednesday, the district in October 2010 instituted a new grooming policy preventing school police officers and security guards from having beards longer than a quarter of an inch.
School police officer Siddiq Abu-Bakr maintained an untrimmed beard for the 27 years he worked at the district, the suit states. Abu-Bakr is a member of the Islamic faith, which he says requires that he not cut his beard.
Laws that favored groups like Muslims don’t like are regarded as “discrimination.”
In contrast, it is not considered discrimination by the Obama Regime when ObamaCare forces nuns to finance abortion-inducing drugs. Killing babies is a frivolous matter, whereas the length of your beard is of profound moral import, as demonstrated by the total absence of any male Muslims anywhere who don’t have beards down to their knees.
Good thing Muslims are too busy blowing things up to play baseball. No way would the Feds let the New York Yankees keep their grooming code.
Once again we see that the population is not on board with the Regime’s agenda. Check out these polling results, even in a paper from liberal Philadelphia:
On tips from Jester and Henry. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.
Candace de Russy over at National Review posted an alarming example of Obama power grab. Or perhaps more precisely it’s
Once again an Obama regulatory agency tries to give itself wild new powers, powers that would crush American energy and