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 July 11, 2007

Valdosta - Members of the Council on American-Islamic Relations met with Valdosta leaders Wednesday.

They hoped to clear up a policy that barred a Muslim woman from entering the municipal courtroom because she was wearing a religious head scarf.

Courthouse security refused to allow 20 year-old Aniisa Karim into the courtroom in June because she would not remove her head scarf.  She says her religion prohibits her from doing so.

So Wednesday , the American-Islamic group met with the city attorney and judges.  No agreement was met but they hope to have a resolution soon.  "Our organization CAIR is optimistic that City of Valdosta will do the right thing and officials there will commit themselves to treat everyone the same. The spirit is there and we are optimistic it will happen. Its just a matter of time," says Ahmed Bedier, Executive Director of CAIR's Tampa Chapter.

The group will continue conversations at the end of the week or early next week.

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