Feb 2 2012
La-Fleur Mohamed (La-Fleur? Oh, give me a break), a Muslim for the past 12 years, says a Chevron employee humiliated her by barring her from a gas station because she wouldn’t remove her headbag.
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SUN SENTINEL(H/T Robin H) “You can’t come in here dressed like that,” Mohamed said the clerk told her inside a station store west of Boca Raton in October. The clerk allegedly tossed Mohamed’s gas money back at her and instructed her to leave. (Give that clerk a raise)
(DING DING DING! Here come the litigation jihadists from CAIR waving a lawsuit) Mohamed, 39, a Boca Raton married mother of four, has since been receiving assistance from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim civil rights and advocacy group with chapters nationwide.
At a press conference in Pembroke Pines on Wednesday, she and the group demanded that Chevron officials admit that religious discrimination occurred. And they want Chevron to start additional training companywide so that such violations don’t happen again. (Here they go again, CAIR demanding Sharia training for infidels. Get the Hell out of America, Muslims are a plague)
The group showed two letters from Chevron. The latest, dated Jan. 17, states the company reviewed the matter, didn’t see evidence of discrimination, but took “corrective action to address this issue.”
“The parties involved for my public humiliation need to take responsibility and accept that they did violate my rights and apologize,” Mohamed said. (Apologize my ass, you should be locked up for impersonating a robber)
Chevron spokesman Brent Tippen said Wednesday that Mohamed was asked by the employee to remove her veil, and when she declined, she was denied service. But he said it was done for security just before Halloween, when retailers are prone to heists from people wearing masks and other facial coverings.
“We fully believe that our employee acted without the intent to violate Ms. Mohamed’s religious principles and any suggestion that discrimination is acceptable at Chevron is completely false,” he said.
According to Tippen, the company regrets the misunderstanding. It has apologized twice to Mohamed, encouraged employees to “be more aware of potential diversity issues” and “continues to take Ms. Mohamed’s allegations seriously,” he said.
When a Palm Beach sheriff’s deputy arrived, the deputy unsuccessfully tried to persuade the employee to provide service, she said. (Give that employee a promotion. Tell the cop to mind his own business)
A dispatch log from the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office confirms the agency responded, taking her report that the station was “refusing to give her gas because of her religion.” No additional action was taken by the Sheriff’s Office because it was a civil matter involving a private business, a sheriff’s spokesman said.
South Florida’s Council on American-Islamic Relations often receives reports of religious discrimination, but Mohamed’s encounter was one of “the most egregious” recent examples of refusal of service, said Nezar Hamze, the group’s regional executive director. (Namze is the Muslim asswipe who has been badgering and trying to intimidate Allen West – unsucessfully)
“It’s important that this is publicly vetted so that our society learns that this type of behavior is unacceptable and un-American,” Hamze said. (Oh, that’s rich, the executive director of an organization convicted of funding terror group Hamas has the nerve to call it “our society”)
Wilfredo A. Ruiz, the group’s Florida legal counsel, questioned whether security was Chevron’s reason for declining service. He said security concerns no longer were a factor when a sheriff’s deputy also showed up to ask that Mohamed be provided service. “This case goes beyond security,” Ruiz said.
Chevron’s Tippen replied that the deputy asked the clerk only why she was declining to provide service. The clerk explained she was following instructions to ask customers to remove facial coverings for the security camera.
Mohamed said that over the years, she has drawn stares from the public for her traditional religious garb. She said she uses such moments to educate people about being a Muslim. (I’ll rip that bag off your ugly face if I ever see you)
Her veil drew extra attention in July, when she was taken into custody on a domestic battery charge in Alachua County, accused of wrestling her daughter over a cellphone, according to an article posted online by the Gainesville Sun newspaper. (No doubt we’ll read about an honor killing in that family one day)
Her initial jail mugshot shows her wearing the veil. But she later was photographed again without the veil to show her face in accordance with jail policies, the newspaper reported.