Muslim employee claims Delaware discriminates against her because she insists on wearing her Islamic supremacist headbag during working hours. But the state agency says it’s for safety reasons.
CAIR Litigation jihadists from CAIR announce the filing of a lawsuit in Delaware federal court on behalf of three Muslim women forbidden by their employer from wearing hijabs, or Islamic head scarves.
Last year, Madinah Brown — a plaintiff in tomorrow’s lawsuit — filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against the Delaware agency. Two other Muslim women who were also prohibited from wearing hijab at work have since come forward.
CNN Madinah Brown says supervisors have prevented her from working at the Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families because of her head covering. The complaint filed in Oct. 2019 with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Brown, who has been with the department since 2012, claims one of her supervisors told her she was “looking like a terrorist” in the presence of other employees. (She’s been working there without a head covering since 2012, but only decided she wanted to wear one in 2019. If she recently converted to Islam, too damn bad. Rules are for everyone)
At a press conference, Brown said she has been without her regular salary for four months. When she arrives at work, she says she is asked to remove the headbag or clock out and leave the office. Because of that, she has only worked sporadically and has received paychecks as low as $1.
Without addressing her specific claim, the department issued a statement saying “The rule is for the safety of our staff and youths. In some instances, a person’s job may require them to do certain actions, such as the physical restraint of a youth, that makes wearing some religious clothing unsafe.”
CAIR Staff Attorney, Zanah Ghalawanji, says she does not believe the state agency is prohibiting Brown from wearing the hijab because it’s a security issue.