Nov 13 2010
Baghead says, “The cashier asked me to remove my scarf from my head and I explained to her that I wear it for the sake of God, for the sake of Allah,” Faison said. “She told me you have to remove it for our safety and security reasons.”
WAPO A Richmond-based convenience-store chain says it has changed its practice of asking customers to remove hoodies and headgear after a Muslim woman complained of being denied service because of her headscarf.
“I was humiliated, discriminated against, and I was embarrassed,” she said.
The manager of the store apologized to Faison Wednesday, and the company called its public written statement on the matter its formal apology.
Finally, Fas Mart is asking CAIR to advise the company’s training personnel about sensitivity issues dealing with the Islamic community. CAIR said it appreciated the strong statement. Faison, though, said the company has not apologized directly to her. She said she is not satisfied that it issued a news release to the media but did not send a written apology directly to her. Baghead said she is considering suing the company but added that she needs “a little more time to process the whole situation.