No hijab or hit the road, one store told a Muslim woman in Philadelphia.
Nadia Kamal claims the store Advance America Cash Advance, a payday lender, recently denied her service because of her hijab. When the store asked her to remove the garb, Kamal refused, for both “religious and cultural reasons”.
“The lady she told them just take it off a little bit and put it back,” Fatah Kamal, Nadia’s husband, told MyFoxPhilly. “She said I can’t, ‘I’m in a public place I cannot do that.’”
However the store had a sign up telling customers that no sunglasses or hats could be worn inside. The store had suffered numerous criminal incidents and cannot easily identify suspects with head coverings on video.
When MyFoxPhilly contacted Advance America Cash Advance, an employee at the store said that the religious garb raised safety concerns.
Nonetheless, the incident “hurt” the couple and they already plan to not return to that Advance America Cash Advance store, as they shared with MyFoxPhilly.
But of course you can count on the Muslim Al Sharptons at CAIR to rev up their lawyers, and so they have.
Dawud Walid of the Council of American Islamic Relations believes the store acted in the wrong.
“This is really about ignorance, it’s really about fossilized policies and people being stubborn and not coming up to the modern time.” He plans to sue.
Um, so refusing to tolerate oppressive Medieval headcoverings is not “modern”?
But it turns out the woman is a major hypocrite.
As one commenter on Twitter noted — if Nadia Kamal were so observant — then what in Allah’s name was she doing in a payday loan store — which charges interest?
You see, Muslims are not permitted to pay interest.
In fact, the prohibition is so serious, that the Mayor of Seattle recently took major heat for offering to setup “Sharia-compliant loans” for Muslims so they can avoid paying interest.
OOPS! As usual, they are more concerned with forcing their Sharia Law down our Western throats then with practicing their actual religion.
And as far as hijabs go…the truly “modern” thing to do, is to ban it, as has France. But they are not alone.
In Egypt, of all places — where 90 percent of the population is Muslim, hijab-free zones have surged in popularity at high-end places, including many resorts and restaurants in the country, according to Al Arabiya News.
So we hope this business will stand up to the CAIR bullies and continue to deny hijabs in their stores.