Tag: Muslim

Muslim Student Suspended, Arrested for Building Clock

When news broke on Wednesday that a 14-year-old Muslim boy in Texas had been suspended from school and arrested based on bigoted assumptions, social media went crazy. Hashtags were created and more than a million tweets were posted. By day’s end President Barack Obama had invited the boy to the…

June Legal Roundup: Another Misstep for Abercrombie

Here’s the latest on some discrimination cases that have gone before the courts: National Origin and Religion | Disability | Age | Sex NATIONAL ORIGIN AND RELIGION DISCRIMINATION Clothing company should allow hijab. Abercrombie & Fitch denied a job to a Muslim teenage applicant because she wore her hijab head…

Secretary Clinton, Senator McCain Condemn Anti-Muslim Attack on Abedin

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton vehemently defended her deputy chief of staff last week, after five Republican Congressional representatives falsely alleged that Muslim American Huma Abedin had ties to Islamic extremist group Muslim Brotherhood. The congressional representatives (Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Louie Gohmert of Texas, Trent Franks of Arizona, Thomas…

Lowe's Muslim Publicity Gaffe Serves as Case Study of What Not to Do

The Florida Family Association (FFA), whose website states its mission as to “educate people on what they can do to defend, protect and promote traditional, biblical values,” mounted a campaign to convince corporate advertisers to stop advertising on TLC’s reality show “All-American Muslim.” Lowe’s and kayak.com were the only advertisersout…

Muslims & Stereotypes: Do They Really Hate Us

Stereotypes of extremism and militancy surround Islam, especially after the 9/11 attacks. But are those who harbor fear toward Muslims justified What can organizations do to ease tensions among employees DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti addressed these issues directly with an intense and important panel at DiversityInc’s event. His conversation with…

Supervisor Slammed for 'Terrorist' Slur to Muslim Employee

Severe settlement conditions for supervisor. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently settled a religion, race and national-origin case, EEOC v. Pace Services LP, which alleged that the supervisor of a Muslim employee of East Indian origin repeatedly called him “terrorist,” “Osama” and “al-Qaeda.” The supervisor also usedand allowed…