Preppy with a dash of Islamaphobe: Abercrombie & Fitch 'wrong' for firing hijab-wearing girl

Preppy with a dash of Islamaphobe: Abercrombie & Fitch 'wrong' for firing hijab-wearing girl
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Many of the religious accessories of Christians, Jews, and others are not as obvious as turbans, burkas and hijabs, so people tend to focus on the Islamic and Muslim headgear instead of crosses and other small accessories. In most public schools I know of, Jewish boys are permitted to wear their little skullcap things (not sure of the name) despite the no-hats rule. Same goes for Sikhs, it's allowed.
A dress code is meant to enforce professionalism, but wearing religious headgear is far from unprofessional, in my opinion. It was probably the same kind of issue back when women first started wearing pants instead of dresses and skirts.

Anonymous (not verified) Sat, 09/14/2013 - 21:29

This clothing store is violating the religious right of the employee. So what if she is wearing a hijab? it's an aspect of her religious practice. It is not like any fleeting fashion such as make-up trend or short shorts or any wardrobe that shows flesh. Hey Amber Crombie and Stich, now your constitution and abide by it.

tagaMontalbanpoako (not verified) Sat, 09/14/2013 - 16:36

Muslims don't care about Muslim women. Why should we? Take that rag off, Muslim ladies!

Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 09/11/2013 - 13:19

I think she has a right to wear one but the company she works for has a right to a dress code and going to apply for a job there they should have made it clear that there is a dress code and they expect it to be followed. It is her right to practice her religion but at the same time why should people have to go out of there way for Islamic religions? I have many Christians and Jewish friends that no company or people group goes out of there way to protect or cater to their religious beliefs. At the same time there are many Muslim stores in Muslim countries that will not hire non Muslims so how is that OK? At least they're willing to hire her. If there is a dress code I think she should have to stick to it. In christian religions where women wear long skirts and grow their hair out they aren't applying for jobs at places where the dress code goes against their religious beliefs. I feel that she has the same rights as anyone but she shouldn't be catered to because were afraid to infringe on her religious beliefs.

Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 09/11/2013 - 13:12

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