Muslim Women Files lawsuit after being denied to wear a Hijab (Headscarf)

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The Advance America Cash Advance store in Inkster has a sign board that reads, “Please Remove hat and Sunglasses” and requires customers to temporarily remove their head coverings for security reasons.

The story of a Muslim Woman

Raghdaa Ali of Dearborn Heights walked into a cash advance store one day last summer, to get a money order, an employee at the store pointed to her Islamic headscarf she wore and said: “You need to take it off.”

But as an observant and obedient Muslim woman who has to keep her head covered in accordance with her faith, Ali tried to explain why she was unable to remove the scarf, also known known as hijab. Following so, she was denied entry into the store and was told that unless she left, police would be called.

“I felt really hurt that day,” said Ali, a native of Iraq.

“I’m a U.S. citizen and should not be treated differently because of my religion. This is pure discrimination against hijab.”

Filed a Lawsuit

Fed up with religious discrimination, Ali later filed a lawsuit, and now her case may come to trial this year in Detroit, showing the growing tensions as Muslim women fight for their right to wear hijab in public places.

It’s a conflict that has come up more frequently in recent years as a religious minority seeks acceptance of its faith…. MORE

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