You know... it's funny.I mean, Arab Christians wear headscarves
too. I always assumed it was a cultural thing. In our CHURCH, it is a tenet that
if a woman is to sing in the choir, they must be wearing something to cover
their head. Even the Apostle Paul was like "Women should cover their head
because it wouldn't be a good thing if they 'distracted' the
men". Oh wait. It IS cultural.But, fine, let's
assume it IS stated in the Quran to wear something like that (because it DOES
mention not being provocative with your clothing). Fine. Why are you
working in a shop that takes that tenet and beats it over the head to die
25,000,000,000 times? It's like a pastor selling drinks at a strip club and
then complaining that he got fired because he was trying to evangelize to his
customers and cover up the strippers-- you have no right to talk about religious
expression when you willingly work in a place that violates or provides a
gateway to violate tenets on which you base your decisions.
@1.cee: "Sharia law will NOT become the law of our land. It would take
Congress (with states ratifying the change) for our law to change to anything
resembling Sharia law." Nations rise and fall through wars when the
inside agitators can't get their way in any other fashion. Don't be so
sure it can't happen here.@atl134: "When the Constitution
expressly forbids anything remotely resembling sharia law in the first
amendment, it's really irrelevant what states do or don't do." We live in a strange world now, including our country. In powerful circles
applying legal reasoning in questions to Congress over what they're doing
to the Constitution is considered "not serious." Without diligence to
reenthrown it as the law of the land, we'll be fully transformed even as we
write that it can't be done.
@Moabmom"7 states out of 50 is NOT a very good track record when it
comes to protecting the Constitution as the law of the land."When the Constitution expressly forbids anything remotely resembling sharia
law in the first amendment, it's really irrelevant what states do or
@The Rock"According to Sharia Law it is forbidden for an Islamic
person to be in subjection to a non-Islamic person. It is illegal for them to be
under a non-Islamic government or have a non-Islamic employer. Based on this how
is she not violating her religion simply by working there?"Consider Islam like Christianity in that there are many different
subcategories (denominations). Not all Muslims follow some sort of Sharia law or
think they need to follow it and what even constitutes Sharia law varies from
person to person,mosque to mosque, and nation to nation.
1.cee said "Sharia law will NOT become the law of our land. It would take
Congress (with states ratifying the change) for our law to change to anything
resembling Sharia law."... I guess 1.cee missed the pro "Sharia"
rulings by liberal judges over the past years. Oklahoma, Aug 2013, Pennsylvania
Feb 2012, Minnesota June 2012, Florida March 2011, New Jersey Aug 2010 just to
name a few. Sharia IS creeping in under 'precedent' law. According
to the DN article Aug 28, 2013, North Carolina became the 7th state to pass an
outright ban on Sharia law. 7 states out of 50 is NOT a very good track record
when it comes to protecting the Constitution as the law of the land.
In a day and age where people are being forbidden to wear Crosses while waiting
on customers, how in the world does a court rule this way??? Could it be a bias
rearing its ugly head in our justice system? Noooo, I am sure our DOJ Attorney
General Eric Holder would not allow such favoritism! Right?It is
very difficult to believe that the people whom our President said,"I will
stand with them" are not getting treatment outside the recent interpretation
of our laws. Particularly in this current "official" stance that we have
freedom FROM religion rather than freedom OF religion. She has the
right to dress as her religion dictates, but her motives SHOULD have been
STRONGLY questioned by the judge. I have to agree that this looks like a
"put up" job. I certainly wouldn't seek a job from a company whose
product, I am supposed to sell, was an insult to my religious tenants!
Deseret News mentions Muslims in any article and sure enough, bashing begins.
What if the girl had really been an orthodox Jewish man wearing a yarmulke on
his head? Would you see comments bashing halakhah (Jewish law)?
Sharia law will NOT become the law of our land. It would take Congress (with
states ratifying the change) for our law to change to anything resembling Sharia
law. Our congress cannot even do much more than name post offices these days.
I'm not so sure that this is a 'victory' for religious freedom.
It's just one more example of government flexing its muscles under the
guise of 'diversity in the workplace' against private business and
trying to gain more control over private business by telling them who they can
hire or who they can serve. Remember the bakery owners who didn't want to
make a cake for GBLT couples? Same story, different scenario. Both had
religious freedoms vs diversity and so called discrimination at the center of
the complaint. Religious freedom didn't win, but "big brother" did.
@Morgan Duel: Not so fast. This is a huge victory for religious freedom right?
There is a segment of the population in this country that claims religious
freedoms in America are under attack. Granted they are manly self described so
called Christians and make up a majority of self defined religious people but
they still should be overcome with joy on this ruling, right? Now if they ever
find themselves in the minority and Sharia law starts to look like it may become
a reality here they may be singing a different tune, right?
I wonder when Sharia Law will become the law of the land and tear down the
Constitution that is helping it to grow?
She works in the stockroom, out of the sight of the general public. What
difference does it make what she wears? A&F isn't a place
I would encourage anyone to work, but with unemployment still up, the
alternatives for many people would be limited to being hungry and homeless or
getting public assistance. Not everyone has skills and education that enable
them to choose where they will work.@ The Rock: The issue
isn't what you or I think that a Muslim should believe, or what the average
Muslim believes about Sharia law. The real question is what she believes and
how the employer accommodates that belief. And, more importantly, if they can
fire her for dressing in accordance with her beliefs, they can fire you or me if
they don't like our expression of our religious beliefs, whether it be my
wearing a yarmulke or you wearing a cross on a necklace.
I have no problem with a company having a certain look they want to present.
I would not shop at A&F simply because their clothing is way out of line
with my personal standard of morality and many of their corporate policies are
the polar opposite of what I believe.Nevertheless, I do have a
question. According to Sharia Law it is forbidden for an Islamic person to be
in subjection to a non-Islamic person. It is illegal for them to be under a
non-Islamic government or have a non-Islamic employer. Based on this how is she
not violating her religion simply by working there?
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has an agenda. They do not
work to enforce the law equally. I filed a complaint in regard to a summer job
at a university. The commission for the city ruled in my favor because the
university would not give any information. The regional authority for the
employment commission refused to back their decision and then legally stated
that the decision would not hold up in court. The university had decided to hire
minorities. Obviously, this is something that should have been judged by the
facts. Abercrombie & Fitch also have certain rights. This is a private
company which has the right to hire and fire. The question is whether the woman
interviewed in her Muslim garb or misled the company during the interview
process. I am betting that was the case.
Enough is Enough is right!If I'm a vegetarian, I should avoid
waiting tables at Ruth Chris steak house!Customer: how is the
ribeye?Waiter: I've never eaten here...I don't agree with the
slaughter of defenseless cattle"...Awkward!!!Senseless...
Sincere questions:1. Why would she want to work in a place that
sold clothing 180 degrees from what she wears?2. Why did the
company hire her knowing that she wore a hijab and it was not in conformance
with their "look good policy?"3. Did she just get hired to
"bait" the company into this kind of situation?
There are many other stores to patronize than your local A&F - please shop