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September 20, 2007

Muslim: An article in some editions of the Sept. 5 California section about a Muslim woman's lawsuit against the Orange County Sheriff's Department over the right to wear a head scarf said the Koran mandated that women cover their heads in public. Though many Islamic communities believe the Koran prescribes that concealing garments such as head scarves be worn by women in public, not all Muslims interpret the text as mandating the practice.

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