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Monday, June 1, 2015

I am old fashioned?

I don't get it.
(Politico) The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, 8-1, deciding that the company’s failure to accommodate a job applicant who wore a hijab violated civil rights law. 
The clothing chain declined to hire Samantha Elauf in 2008 as a sales associate because her hijab violated the company’s “look policy,” which at the time prohibited employees from wearing head coverings. Elauf was never informed of the “look policy.” Elauf filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Abercrombie & Fitch apparently didn't tell the Muslim that you couldn't wear any sort of hat/headgear. That is the basis for the ruling. They have changed their internal rule now to include rags, scarfs or turbans, which should satisfy the Supreme Court for future rulings.

I want to make it clear here that I stopped using the Muslim-franchisee, Avis Rent-a-Car company in Atlanta because I was offended by the women in full tent/hijab who worked there. Part of the problem that I have is that I equate people so-dressed with enemies of my native land. I used to go to Atlanta all of the time for work.

I don't hate Muslims and I am not fearful of them (I have a Charles Martel style attitude) but I don't choose to do business or interact with Muslim women in hijab because it offends me. And if they don't like me either, I am not bothered by that. To be completely fair, I'm not comfortable among the trans-gendered in drag either because I think of them as "freaks". 

I'm waiting for the day when the government forces me to go to a Muslim or tranny-owned bakery to buy a birthday cake. (normally I go to Costco to buy birthday cakes because they're good and I'm cheap)


12 comments:

  1. What is this ruling going to do with the numerous restaurant chains whose employees - waiters, etc. - are required to wear specific uniforms? This is not just a small ruling, it could change the entire restaurant/service industry.

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    1. Do you want some chick (or guy - who knows) in a tent to serve you your grits? I think not. I suspect that if they try to work in biker bars in Texas, that the result will increase the workload on local law enforcement.

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    2. I don't think the new hijab law applies in Texas.

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    3. Unless you want to try to hold the Alamo against USGOV this time, it does. Whether or not the militant Muslims want to push the issue is another matter all together. Since I have a mosque a few hundred meters from my house, there are black ghosts walking three steps behind guys all the time here. (one of the reasons I plan to move sometime after 2015)

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  2. I feel the same way about body piercings as I do about Muslim mummy wrappings. You got metal plumbing fixtures hanging from your lips, lids and peeking at me from your tongue? Got sewer pipes rammed through your ear lobes and nostrils? I take my business elsewhere. If I want to go to a freak show I'll wait for Ringling and his brothers to set up their tents and plunk down my $5.

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    1. Yes, it's a form of carnival sideshow.

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  3. Then you should rent the car while eating a pork bar b q with bacon... and offering her a bite.

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    1. When I was working in the Atlanta area, I was always in a rush. Today, I'd "spill" pork ribs throughout the car at turn-in. Good call. I was slow on the uptake and just went to another rental company.

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  4. I guess I'm an admitted bigot. I don't trust them, don't like them, and don't want to be anywhere around them.

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    1. It's based on their general conduct as a people. I'm not indicting individuals. I'm tired of it and won't buy stuff from a lady hiding her face behind a tent.

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  5. It was 8 to 1 (with Alito writing his own opinion because he is usually more accurate than the others) with Clarence Thomas dissenting and again proving that he may be the smartest of the 9. Read his opinion - if the policy is directed at everyone (i.e. no baseball caps, no nun's garb, no yarmulkas), then it was not specific discrimination and she should look for a different job.

    Why would an adherent Muslim want to work in a sleaze hole like Abercrombie and Fitch? It could be to challenge the place, win a lawsuit - but my personal opinion, in seeing her in videos and hearing her speak - she is not a "real" (orthodox ?) muslim, she covers most of her hair, but spends a lot of time trimming those eyebrows and staying in shape for the tight jeans...

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    1. What about a red dot for red dot indians or a feather for feather indians?

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