(09-01) 17:51 PDT MILPITAS — A federal civil rights agency sued Abercrombie & Fitch on Wednesday on behalf of an 18-year-old woman who said she applied for her first job at the company’s store at the Great Mall in Milpitas and was turned down because she wore a Muslim headscarf.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission went to court against Abercrombie & Fitch last year over a similar incident in Tulsa, Okla. In Wednesday’s suit, filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, the agency again accused the Ohio company of discriminating on the basis of religion.
“This retailer that targets a youth market is sending the message that you cannot aspire to their ‘All American’ brand if you wear a head covering to comply with your faith,” said William Tamayo, the agency’s regional attorney.
Company representatives could not be reached for comment. In court filings in the Oklahoma case, which is pending, lawyers for Abercrombie & Fitch denied discriminating and said allowing the employee to wear a hijab, or headscarf, “would have created an undue hardship” for the company’s business.
This is not just a case of someone’s feelings being hurt – it is a calculated effort to impose Sharia Law on a society that does not want it. Americans make the mistake of thinking, “Big deal, it’s just a scarf, let them wear whatever they want”. But it is more than that: it is imposing Islamic will, Islamic culture, Islamic ideology on our own, not to “get along” but to dominate.