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Local Muslims applaud an agreement worked out with St. Louis County law enforcement officials over the wearing of an Islamic scarf by a woman temporarily held in the county jail.

In a meeting that included St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch and local Muslim leaders, it was agreed that any arrested Muslim woman wearing a hijab — or Muslim headscarf- would be screened by a female officer in a private area and would have her scarf returned following that screening.

Local spokesman for the Council on American Islamic Relations — Faizen Syed — says he's pleased with how the meeting went:


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