Second St. Paul cop photographed wearing hijab

  • Article by: CHAO XIONG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 8, 2013 - 10:56 PM
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YoteeFeb. 8, 13 3:57 PM

NO ONE should have to apologize to anyone for dressing up on Halloween. and seriously, those women with the cell phones stuck in their scarves are just asking to be made fun of. I know if I did that my own friends would give me grief - what gives them the right to demand to be exempt? isn't this the USA the land of the free? lately it seems like everyone has rights EXCEPT those born here.

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honeybooFeb. 8, 13 3:57 PM

At least no one wore an outfit depicting a pregnant Catholic nun, but that probably wouldn't make news.

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sharkysharkFeb. 8, 13 4:16 PM

Two words: "melting pot". Most of us are descendents of cultures that wore funny clothes and spoke other languages. When our ancestors came here they adopted the prevailing customs in an effort to "fit in". Acceptance is a two-way street.

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sooofedupFeb. 8, 13 4:17 PM

Great! I suppose next will be the movie industry suing over copyright infringements on character costumes.

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bombo52Feb. 8, 13 4:20 PM

Question: Why is it so politically incorrect to wear a hijab, but nobody would say a word if a person dressed as a nun, a minister, the pope, or an Amish person?

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fourtreesFeb. 8, 13 4:23 PM

So my puritan costume should be shelved?

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propagandistFeb. 8, 13 4:24 PM

If the intent was mockery, then shame on you. If the intent was to have a good natured good time, then I hope it was had. Lighten up.

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muggsh2oFeb. 8, 13 4:33 PM

Who cares? Why is our country so thin skinned. People have been dressing up as whatever for Halloween for years. I saw the Pope, a priest and a pregnant nun last Halloween. I saw Jesus a few years ago. What's the big deal?

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MellersFeb. 8, 13 4:44 PM

Just to let you all know, I'm not necessarily seeing an outcry from the Muslim community. As a non-Muslim, I'd be offended if these police officers did this while on duty or at the police station (even off duty) and I don't think I've seen that referenced either way. Muslims who have posted on the Pi Press have commented that they either are not offended or think it's funny. I think the media is getting people more worked up about nothing than anything else. No surprise...

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mickex05Feb. 8, 13 4:49 PM

Just wait,, next halloween I'm gonna dress up as a St Paul cop, that'll show them guys...

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