Massachusetts College of Pharmacy: Burkas OK. Also Ski Masks.
From FOX, the latest genuflection to CAIR from those who should be putting patient safety and professional integrity ahead of the requirements of dhimmitude :
Massachusetts College Relaxes Ban on Head Coverings After Muslim Uproar
Thursday, January 07, 2010
BOSTON — A Massachusetts college that banned students from wearing head coverings that obscure the face has announced a religious exemption following criticism from Muslim groups.
The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences bans students from wearing clothing such as burqas and face veils, as well as ski masks and scarves.
The school amended the policy Thursday, saying those exempted on religious grounds will be required to remove any covering to verify their identity for security purposes.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations had asked federal officials to investigate, saying the policy would have "a disproportionate impact on the religious rights of Muslim employees."
The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy is situated in the midst of what is known as the Longwood Medical Area, encompasing Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Hospital, Children's Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Public Health. Therefore, this ruling means that any student -- or other individual -- claiming exemption on religious grounds, can wander around this area incognito (including on security cameras) unless actually "required to remove the covering to verify their identity for security purposes."
Whoops, forgot to mention that Tarek Mehanna, of Sudbury, MA, arrested last October on charges of planning terrorist attacks against Americans, is a Massachusetts College of Pharmacy grad. And his dad, Ahmed Mehanna, teaches medicinal chemistry at the school.