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« on: Sep 28, 2010 12:05 AM »


Disney, Muslim worker agree on scarf substitute
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ANAHEIM, Calif. – Disney is allowing a Muslim employee at its Southern California park to wear a specially designed headscarf after initially objecting to her religious head covering.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations said Monday that 22-year-old Noor Abdallah was told she couldn't wear the hijab while working as a vacation planner at a Disneyland Resort Esplanade ticket booth. She declined to take another job away from the public.

Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown says the park worked with Abdallah to design a covering to match her costume and meet her religious needs. She's been wearing a blue scarf topped with a beret since early this month.

Brown says the case is separate from that of another Muslim Disney worker who refused to accept a costume headpiece and filed a federal discrimination complaint.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100927/ap_on_en_ot/us_disney_muslim_worker
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 28, 2010 01:26 AM »

Did anyone read the comments underneath the article? I am actually shocked! SOOOOO much hatred!
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« Reply #2 on: Sep 28, 2010 01:35 AM »

Oh, yeah. Comments under yahoo articles are almost always vehemently anti-muslim, anti-arab, and very right wing. You'll also get a few that are extreme on the other side, but very rarely do I see rational discourse.
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« Reply #3 on: Sep 28, 2010 08:16 AM »

Yes, I have to agree with Sr. tahirah - every time there is an article about Muslims on Yahoo, the comments are extremely hateful. I come to expect it now. Sometimes I want to leave a comment, but I know it will just trigger more hate.

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« Reply #4 on: Sep 28, 2010 11:45 PM »

I'm glad they let her wear a customised head covering. 

As for the comments, they are most definitely of the nutty variety.  I think these type of ppl hoard cans of soup in their basement waiting for the hostile takeover.  They gonna be waiting a loooooooooong time...

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« Reply #5 on: Sep 29, 2010 09:44 AM »

Salaam everyone.......
Yesterday I went for my childs nursery admission. The child and the parents have to undergo a competative interaction/interview here for admission in private schools. So the teacher was talking to hubby and me and it all went fine. I was wearing my hijab. The last question she asked was this:
"Looking at your dressup I feel you come from an 'ORTHODOX' family setup". Alhamdullilah I handled the question well. I explained her that I wear out of choice and that I made this choice after studying my religion. The conversation ended on a plesant note. But the points to note here are these:
1. I spoke to the teacher in flawless english which not evryone does here because english is not our mother tounge.
2. I am pursuing studies even after marriage, child etc which also few women do in our country.
The teacher ignored all of this and just looking at my covered head she conveniently casted me as 'ORTHODOX'
Ultimately it left a bitter taste in my mouth.
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« Reply #6 on: Oct 01, 2010 02:17 PM »


The Believers, men and women, are protectors one of another:  [9:71]
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