A Boulder Muslim restaurant owner was allegedly denied a lease in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood because of his religion. A lawsuit alleges the landlord of a vacant former restaurant refused to rent to the would-be tenant due to his Muslim faith (not to mention the stinky halal food that would be served there).
CBS When previous tenant Craig Caldwell had to close the secondary location, he was grateful to find a sub-let renter who would take over the remainder of his 5-year lease. Would-be sublessee Rashad Khan, a Muslim, came to the United States from Bangladesh.
Muslim Attorney Qusair Mohamedbhai said Gatchis and her employee son would not allow Khan to sublease.
“He said it’s because he’s a Muslim,” Caldwell said in another recording. “I can’t have a Muslim?” Caldwell asks. “No,” responds the other voice. “How come?” Caldwell asks. “Because before, we had a lot of troubles… this kind of type, they are very dangerous, extremely dangerous,” the other person says.