Maryam Mohammed hoped to be the first Nashville police officer to wear a hijab. But records obtained by WPLN News show department leadership repeatedly told her she would not be allowed to wear her headscarf if accepted to the academy, because it violated the uniform policy.
We’re well into the month of Ramadan. In Middle Tennessee, that typically looks like hands-on volunteering, breaking fast with neighbors, and opening the doors of local mosques for non-Muslims to learn about the religion. So, members of the faith have found new ways this year to celebrate the holiday in quarantine.
Governor Bill Haslam says his administration’s coordination with a Muslim advocacy group has been “mischaracterized.” He says his office did not create the so-called American Muslim Advisory Council.