Muslim Women Sue in US Courts for Right to Wear Islamic Garb on the Job

The Supreme Court has just agreed to hear a case concerning the rights of a woman to wear hijab, a headscarf, while working at Abercrombie and Fitch. This case began in 2008, in Tulsa, Oklahoma on behalf of then seventeen-year-old Samantha Elauf and is known as Equal Employment Opportunity Commission vs Abercrombie and Fitch Stores, Inc.

France has banned the burqa (a head, face, and full body covering), as well as the hijab (headscarf); to do so in a religion-neutral way, they chose to ban all other religious insignia in certain settings such as public schools for both staff and students and for those who “deliver public services.” Other governments (Denmark, Germany, Turkey, Russia, China) have also banned the headscarf in school or in general. Yes, even Turkey– although, paradoxically, it has begun to force more children into religious schools where hijab is mandatory.

In this case, it is our own federal government which has brought the suit against Abercrombie and Fitch, Inc.

  • Ho Hum

    If they love wearing bags on their heads so much they should do all of us a favor wear plastic bags tightly tied around their necks.

  • marty_p

    I am not offended by a cashier wearing a hijjab but I am offended at No Frills when a Muslima clad in a hijjab is wearing latex gloves so she won’t have to touch my hand when giving me my change – either because of my gender or because as a non Muslim I am “unclean”.

    • winniec


    • G

      Just make up some shit about her and report it to the manager “She as rude to me!” – or whatever.

      Have some friends do it too.

      After a few complaints, they’ll fire her
      Unpleasant? Yes, – so? Not as unpleasant as a gaggle of hysterical nutjobs who riot at the slightest imagined provocation or kill people.
      Maybe when she is unable to keep a job here she’ll return to crazyland.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Live by the lie, die by the lie.

    • kkruger71

      Used to do a gig for a Muslim group once a year. At the end of the event I went to shake the organizers hand and she told me they don’t shake hands. Second year I forgot, did the same, was told the same thing. After I went and packed up my gear, I came out just in time to see her shaking hands with the Muslim guy that had also worked the event. It shocked me how much it bothered me on a gut level.

      • Jason

        If they think we infidels and our societies are so inferior, why do they insist on coming here? You should have confronted her, forced her to at least be honest about her contempt for non-muslims.

        • Raymond Hietapakka

          They sincerely believe that iSlam should take over the World. That’s their interpretation of “Peace”…which is in reality, “submission”.

        • Petrilla

          What a lying cow, did you say anything like how come you shake hands with a Muslim and not me? Where was that in Canada by the way? Distressing and angering to say the least.

      • Petrilla

        So finally you got it, eh?

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      Gotta make you wonder who the real bigots are.

    • Petrilla

      Are you still shopping at that store. I sure wouldn’t.

  • winniec

    Crushing women and removing their human rights and civil liberties, taking away women’s ability to relate to others in society, to work in any job, to travel or be independent…all these are the goals of the Islamic veil, including the worst of all…to lock women up at home without the chance of escape from their domestic prison. It isn’t like a religious symbol worn around the neck. It’s a statement of inferiority and the right of a man to completely control a woman’s life from cradle to grave and in the hereafter.

  • Blacksmith

    Fine wear your bags, I avoid stores where I see them working. I vote with my pocket book. The weight of public opinion is the best way to remove this crap.
    If you really want to live like that then why are you here? You should have stayed in the shitstainistan you came from, feel free to return.

  • It’s hilarious because of the Abercrombie and Fitch.

  • winniec

    Seventeen-year-old Samantha Elauf suffers from Islamic Stockholm syndrome.

  • roccolore

    Here;s how it goes: A woman interviews and gets a job, arriving without a headscarf. On orientation, she gets the rule book banning headscarves. Two weeks later, she shows up with the scarf, claiming to be religious. She is told to take it off. After that, she continues to disobey and is fired. She then runs to Hamas-linked CAIR and files a “civil rights” lawsuit.

  • Hard Little Machine

    How are they supposed to work with male customers? Or will they demand that the stores are gender separated next?