CAIR, the Islamic organization that was recently hit with racketeering charges by the US Department of Justice has turned around in an act of self arrogance and asked the Justice Dept. to investigate a California bank for allegedly discriminating against an Islamic woman. CAIR has offered the bank the “An Employer’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices”. How kind of them.
CAIR: Calif. Muslim Denied Service at Bank over Hijab
DOJ asked to investigate possible civil rights violations by bank officials
WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/2/2009) - A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today called on the U.S. Department of Justice to determine whether a California bank violated a Muslim woman’s civil rights when it denied her service because she was wearing a religiously-mandated head scarf, or hijab.
According to the woman, she was denied service Saturday at a Navy Federal Credit Union in San Diego, Calif., despite telling bank officials that she wears her head scarf for religious reasons.
In a statement, the bank said:
“‘In the interest of Security and Safety for our members and employees - hats, hoods and sunglasses must be removed when entering the branch office.’ Special consideration for cultural and religious garments is under the discretion of the branch management. Navy Federal is making inquiries into the recent incident.”
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