Woman Denied Service At Store Because Of Hijab
Bigotry is often based on ignorance.
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.'”
As Nadia’s husband further explained to the station, “They should show not their hair or like their beauty to someone beside their very close family.”
Although the store had a sign up telling customers that no sunglasses or hats could be worn inside, there was no mention of hijabs. When MyFoxPhilly contacted Advance America Cash Advance, an employee at the store said that the religious garb raised safety concerns.