The United States is a free Country and we are afforded rights that other countries do not provide. However, we also have rights when running a business; we all remember, no shirt, no shoes, no service. So what has changed, this store has adopted policies due to the high crime in the area. PLEASE TAKE NATIONAL POLLS AND PETITIONS. YOUR OPINION MATTERS Results Are Sent To Congress - Let Congress Hear Your Voice
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This incident occurred at a Family Dollar store in Gary, IN and the Muslim customer, Sarah Safi has filed a discrimination suit for being kicked out. Her claim is that she was discriminated against and kicked out of a Family Dollar store for wearing a niqab and hijab, and she caught part of the exchange on video.
Emotions are still raw for Sarah Safi, 32, who is used to being stared at for wearing her religious Muslim garment. But the mother of four said she had never before experienced discrimination like she did Monday at a Family Dollar store in Gary, where she went to purchase charcoal for a family barbecue.
“I might have made it 10 steps into the store and I hear the lady behind the counter say, ‘Ma’am, you need to take that off your face or you need to leave my store,'” Safi said.
At that point, Safi began to record the exchange on her cell phone. Safi, who was born and raised in Texas, moved to Gary a few years ago. She told the clerk she wears a niqab and hijab for religious purposes; the clerk, who identified herself as the manager, insisted Safi leave.
“I understand, but you have to understand too this is a high crime area and we get robbed a lot. You need to remove that from your face or remove yourself from the store,” the clerk is seen saying on the video.
“I told her this country is a country of freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and I have a right to wear whatever I want,” Safi said.