U.S. Justices Indicate Support for Muslim Woman in Head Scarf Complaint

A majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices express support for a Muslim woman denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a head scarf. Full Story: Samantha Elauf filed her lawsuit after an Abercrombie & Fitch store denied her a job back in 2008. The company said her headscarf violated their so-called "East Coast collegiate image." But civil rights laws, says attorney Eric Baxter, protects Americans against such discrimination. He believes the Supreme Court will side with Elauf. [Eric Baxter, Senior Counsel, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty]: "The court was clearly sympathetic to her dilemma. She cannot remove her headscarf for a job interview without remaining true to herself and Abercrombie refused to hire her because she was true to her religious beliefs. Now they're trying to claim they didn't know she was religious. But employees shouldn't have to wear a sign that says, 'I'm religious' before being protected by our civil rights laws." The legal question is whether Elauf was required to first ask for a religious accommodation during her job interview, for her case to be valid under the 1964 Civil Rights Act. A ruling is due by the end of June. For more news and videos visit ☛ http://ntd.tv Follow us on Twitter ☛ http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision Add us on Facebook ☛ http://on.fb.me/s5KV2C

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Ahmad Habashneh: Although Hijab or head cover is a traditional thing never mentioned for woman to do in the Quran, people now identify it as a religious thing, and although i don't see why it is important now days since the Quran never mentioned it and it is neither part of West tradition...but the fact remain clear that any woman has the right to dress any way she want.

yucel ozkan: in her ass tight pants but she has head scarf.....
this is PENTAGON's fake islam.

Just Me Chynna: then why are guys being forced to pull up their pants and women cant wear yoga pants because these things offend others.

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