Two Muslim Women Sue McDonald's Claiming Discrimination Based on their Wearing Hijabs

Jul 25, 2008 | Posted by: R. Enochs | Full story: R. Enochs

If true, this is pretty damning direct evidence: Toi Whitfield, 20, of Detroit, and Quiana Pugh, 25, of Dearborn, said they applied for jobs at the McDonald's on Ford Road in the eastern section of Dearborn, but were told by the store manager "you're not going to work here if you don't remove" the headscarf, known as hijab. According to the women, he also said he couldn't "really hire you due to your scarf." However, such direct evidence won't necessarily be dispositive.

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Belair Road

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They wear the ugly, head scarfs to be defiant.

I think they want to appear important to us. The scarfs they wear are so damn ratty-looking.

If they are wearing cheap polyester, their heads must be boiling from the heat. No color or prettiness to the scarfs they wear. Take the rag off your head, ladies. It is just making you look very, very unattractive. They are alienating people with the rags on their heads.




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in a perfect world they would strap bombs to themselves and walk into the desert to ignite them!
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I am sick of Muslims trying to force their lifestyle and dress on everyone. If you want to live like you're in the middle east, MOVE to the middle east. Again, a group that doesn't want to assimilate, they want everyone to conform to what they want. It's a way to intimidate and make a fast buck from McDonalds. I hope they lose! But, when do court rulings ever make sense in these type of cases.
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more victims, ive about had it with this crap.
D Smith

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this is the U.S.A. live by our rules or take first flight out of Metro. This is so stupid it makes me laugh.
Belair Road

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I hope they lose their case against Mcdonalds, too.

Suzan A

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The scarf is a beautiful expression of faith and obedience , it has nothing to do with you being from america or middle east or any other part of the world . if you believe there is freedom then free your mind and respect human beings believes , I wish they win the case , other wise we need another marten luther king!!!
Shannon

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Suzan A wrote:
The scarf is a beautiful expression of faith and obedience , it has nothing to do with you being from america or middle east or any other part of the world . if you believe there is freedom then free your mind and respect human beings believes , I wish they win the case , other wise we need another marten luther king!!!
They won't win the case, they cannot impose their culture on this Corporation. It is really simple. They already know this, they are just causing trouble.
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Suzan A wrote:
The scarf is a beautiful expression of faith and obedience , it has nothing to do with you being from america or middle east or any other part of the world . if you believe there is freedom then free your mind and respect human beings believes , I wish they win the case , other wise we need another marten luther king!!!
Did you know that in most cities in the USA...you cannot wear a mask of any kind...because this deters Law Enforcement from catching up with the real crooks that are using mask, scarf's..face coverings..to mask their idenity??

Get USED TO IT. It's called respecting the United States of America.
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The scarf ALSO hides the face of a ROBBER, a CRIMINAL purporting a CRIME....you clueless twit.

Have a nice evening..
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Suzan A wrote:
The scarf is a beautiful expression of faith and obedience , it has nothing to do with you being from america or middle east or any other part of the world . if you believe there is freedom then free your mind and respect human beings believes , I wish they win the case , other wise we need another marten luther king!!!
Your street names in Dearborn have been changed to Islamic names to make you happy...and now you expect McDonalds, a place of business, to pay money because these Muslim witches refuse to "OBEY" and "RESPECT" the McDonald's UNIFORM, that has been worn since the inception of McDonalds?? They DON'T HAVE THE FREEDOM to impose their OWN DRESS CODE on this company!

Go back to the third world hell hole you escaped from. Hear the door slamming behind you.
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Suzan A wrote:
The scarf is a beautiful expression of faith and obedience , it has nothing to do with you being from america or middle east or any other part of the world . if you believe there is freedom then free your mind and respect human beings believes , I wish they win the case , other wise we need another marten luther king!!!
Ahhh...you must be one of them. You expect other people along with the nation to change the rules for you because you believe it's the right path. Yet, if a person were to reside in any other nation, especially a middle eastern nation, they would have no choice but to abide by their laws and rules. Therefore, why should it be any different here? If things were so great back in the middle east, why are Muslims, along with other cultures, continuously migrating to the US? Oh yes, because of the freedom it provides. Yet you idiots cry when you don't have something your way. Guess what.....F*U*C*K you and your cultures. You don't like the laws govern here, LEAVE. Most of us are tired of this bulls*h*i*t. All it does is drain our tax dollars on lawsuits to satisfy your selfish bulls*h*i*t. This nation needs to have a backbone just like Australia.
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I can't believe how stupid most of the people are on these posts. Calling you ignorant would actually be a compliment. First off, the McDonalds in question is in the middle of the largest Arab (mostly Muslim) populated area outside of the Middle East. Secondly, 95% of the surrounding restaurant serve Halal (including this McDonalds) and it is a common thing in Dearborn to see women working with scarves on. Thirdly, about a mile away is another McDonalds where at least one employee wears a scarf. Lastly, these 2 girls including myself are Americans who converted to Islam like so many others. So go back where idiots? America produces the most sickest, immoral criminals ever seen to man as a result of "American Culture." No wonder why we are running away from it! It's crazy how you idiots are slamming these girls for their modesty yet no doubt the early Christian women covered their heads including Mary! Bottom line is this, your laws allow religious freedom and most policies in American businesses accommodate religious practices so don't blame Muslims for suing when someone breaks that law. You can talk "assimilate" all you want but I doubt that will be an argument in any court based on the laws of freedom of religion. It seems like you guys aren't happy with America so why don't you leave?
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James wrote:
I can't believe how stupid most of the people are on these posts. Calling you ignorant would actually be a compliment. First off, the McDonalds in question is in the middle of the largest Arab (mostly Muslim) populated area outside of the Middle East. Secondly, 95% of the surrounding restaurant serve Halal (including this McDonalds) and it is a common thing in Dearborn to see women working with scarves on. Thirdly, about a mile away is another McDonalds where at least one employee wears a scarf. Lastly, these 2 girls including myself are Americans who converted to Islam like so many others. So go back where idiots? America produces the most sickest, immoral criminals ever seen to man as a result of "American Culture." No wonder why we are running away from it! It's crazy how you idiots are slamming these girls for their modesty yet no doubt the early Christian women covered their heads including Mary! Bottom line is this, your laws allow religious freedom and most policies in American businesses accommodate religious practices so don't blame Muslims for suing when someone breaks that law. You can talk "assimilate" all you want but I doubt that will be an argument in any court based on the laws of freedom of religion. It seems like you guys aren't happy with America so why don't you leave?
you are so critical of America and it's people, perhaps you would be more comfortable in the mideast to get away from these "sick immoral criminals" this country produces.
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Your absolutely right!
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James wrote:
I can't believe how stupid most of the people are on these posts. Calling you ignorant would actually be a compliment.
Considering the source, nobody would be offended.
James wrote:
First off, the McDonalds in question is in the middle of the largest Arab (mostly Muslim) populated area outside of the Middle East.
I don't give a damn if the McDonalds was in the largest Arab city in the nation, though Dearborn is close to it. They have the right to refuse whom they want whether it's as a customer or a employee.
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Secondly, 95% of the surrounding restaurant serve Halal (including this McDonalds) and it is a common thing in Dearborn to see women working with scarves on.
Irrelevant. It also doesn't matter if the McDonalds, or any other business in the area, allows women with their scarves to work for them. If they have rules, then they expect the employees to follow them. Also, They serve the food for MONEY, you fool. It's not about favoring the Arab population out of the kindness of their hearts. It's about making money and businesses will do what's required to take your money.
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Thirdly, about a mile away is another McDonalds where at least one employee wears a scarf.
See answer above.
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Lastly, these 2 girls including myself are Americans who converted to Islam like so many others. So go back where idiots? America produces the most sickest, immoral criminals ever seen to man as a result of "American Culture." No wonder why we are running away from it!
Then as I stated....run away. If this country isn't to your liking, get out. Go to the Arab nations and abide by their laws. You like their religion, then you shouldn't have a problem living in their country.
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It's crazy how you idiots are slamming these girls for their modesty yet no doubt the early Christian women covered their heads including Mary! Bottom line is this, your laws allow religious freedom and most policies in American businesses accommodate religious practices so don't blame Muslims for suing when someone breaks that law. You can talk "assimilate" all you want but I doubt that will be an argument in any court based on the laws of freedom of religion. It seems like you guys aren't happy with America so why don't you leave?
Give me a break, you imbecile. Modesty? Showing their hair is immodest? That's what the Islam religion teaches you, so be it. But don't whine when the nation you reside in requires you to REMOVE YOUR SCARF for government documents and photos as well as working for some businesses.

Yes, the US offers freedom of religion. Practice what you want, pray what you want to whatever God you believe in. But there are still laws and rules to follow. If my religion requires me to walk around naked with pierced testicles, sacrifice animals, wear a mask or hat, etc. etc., should the government make changes for me? NO....and it shouldn't for you Islamic extremists, either.

BTW, the irony of you stating "your laws" as if you don't belong here. You reside in this nation yet you act against it. Thanks for clearing it up. You want the freedom this nation provides, but you don't want to acknowledge your participation within it. Therefore, once again, get the f*u*c*k out if you don't care for them.

Bottom line again....most of us are tired of you idiots expecting the nation to make changes according to your lifestyle or religious beliefs. Live by their rules or get the hell out. Try Australia, they wouldn't tolerate your for a second.
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This McDonald's was in that community before the muslims came to squat in that area.

No one in America asked the freakin bulk of the camel countries to come here, in fact we would like you to leave simply because of YOUR refusal to adapt to the American way of life.

And your so called culture of wearing the habib or whatever that stupid scarf is, includes wearing the rest of the garb, NOT wearing shorts, sparkly flip flops with painted toe-nails and big ole designer sun-glasses.

I think the true meaning behind wearing this scarf with these people in Dearborn is about defiance and NOT adapting to our Christian society, as it is written in the quran.

By the way, I have heard cases in which these camel jockey's wanted to wear the full scarf and head gear on their drivers license picture, when serving jury duty. Give me a break!

ADAPT TO THE AMERICAN WAY, OR GET THE F BACK ON THE BOAT YOU CAME HERE ON...NO EXCEPTIONS!
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Is there anyone more brainwashed than a Muslim woman? Seriously, that religion HATES its women. Any female with any sense of self-respect would abandon Islam entirely.
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This story should be entitled, How our Enemies use the Constitution to Destroy the USA and the very same Constitution. THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND WE HAD BETTER DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!
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Ole-Sammy-Obammy-Bin-Lyin wrote:
This story should be entitled, How our Enemies use the Constitution to Destroy the USA and the very same Constitution. THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND WE HAD BETTER DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!
You couldn't be more correct. They take advantage of the education system and training along with the loopholes of the judicial system. Then they take their new found education back to their country to use against us. It needs to stop. The education systems needs to provide for it's own people and not provide aid to aliens.

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