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By David Pan 

City Council passes religious freedom resolution

Unanimous vote supports the wearing of religious clothing


Last updated 4/13/2022 at 11:40am

Councilmember Riaz Khan

The Mukilteo City Council voted unanimously in favor of a resolution promoting religious freedom and supporting the choice of religious clothing following a robust discussion during its April 11 meeting.

The resolution, proposed by Councilmember Riaz Khan, noted that countries such as India and France have initiated crackdowns on hijab or religious clothing, which it said are inconsistent with American values and the values of Mukilteo.

The resolution stated each resident shall have the right and freedom to wear religious head coverings as they choose, and the City welcomes people regardle...

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