Muslim woman asked to leave US store for wearing niqab

'If you can’t remove that from your face, I need you to leave the store'

News Desk August 06, 2016
Family Dollar says the store is owned by Dollar Express. Dollar Express hasn't responded to a request for comment.

A Muslim woman in the American state of Indiana was asked to leave a grocery store for wearing a niqab.

Sarah Safi

Sarah Safi, 32, started recording the incident on her cell phone after she entered a Family Dollar store in Gary, Indiana and was almost immediately asked to leave. In the video, one can hear Safi ask the store's manager, "You're telling me I have to leave this store?"

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The manager, who said her name was Jaime, is then heard replying, "Yes ma'am, if you can't remove that from your face I need you to leave the store." When Safi tried to reason with her, the manager threatened to "have police remove her."

Jaime, the store manager, asked Sarah Safi to leave if she did not remove her veil.

"I'm the manager, and I'm telling you to leave my store," she continued. Safi reminded her that it was a free country which not only believed in but upheld the principle of religious freedom. However, the woman was unmoved.

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Safi later told ABC 7 News in an interview she was "really saddened" by the incident. "I was born here, raised here all my life and I've never been to an establishment and been treated like this," she said. "I would like to sit with her and speak to her about what I believe in, because maybe if she heard and really listened to what I believe in it would open her heart," the woman said.

Family Dollar store in Gary, Indiana where the incident occured.

This article originally appeared on Daily Mail.


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Wrong kind of war | 6 years ago | Reply Then your world is very limited encompassing very little just like these Niqab fellow's [email protected] is war:
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