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Muslim Employee: Disneyland Banned Her Hijab
CBS 2 ^ | 8/18/2010

Posted on 08/18/2010 6:59:42 PM PDT by markomalley

A Muslim woman who works as a hostess at a Disneyland restaurant alleged Wednesday the theme park would not allow her to appear in front of customers while wearing her head scarf.

Imane Boudlal, 26, appeared outside the resort's Grand Californian Hotel after filing a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

She said when she wore the hijab to work Sunday, her supervisors told her to remove it, work where customers couldn't see her, or go home.

Boudlal, who wore the scarf in observance of Ramadan, chose to go home but reported to work for the next two days and was told the same thing.

"Miss Boudlal has effectively understood that they're not interested in accommodating her request either in timing or good faith," said Ameena Qazi, an attorney from the Council on American-Islamic Relations who is consulting with Boudlal.

Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown said Disney has a policy not to discriminate. The resort offered Boudlal a chance to work with the head covering away from customers while Disneyland tries to find a compromise that would allow Boudlal to cover her head in a way that fits with her hostess uniform, Brown said.

"Typically, somebody in an on-stage position like hers wouldn't wear something like that, that's not part of the costume," Brown said. "We were trying to accommodate her with a backstage position that would allow her to work. We gave her a couple of different options and she chose not to take those and to go home."

Boudlal, who is a native of Morocco, has worked at the Storyteller restaurant at the hotel for 2 1/2 years but only realized she could wear her hijab to work after studying for her U.S. citizenship exam in June, Qazi said.

She asked her supervisors if she could wear the scarf and was told they would consult with the corporate office, Qazi said. Boudlal didn't hear anything for two months and was then told she could wear a head scarf, but it had to be designed by Disneyland's costume department to comply with the Disney look, Qazi said.

She was fitted for a Disney-supplied head scarf but was not given a date when the garment would be finished and was told she couldn't wear her own hijab in the interim.

Boudlal wore her own hijab to work for the first time Sunday. "After these two months and this complicated process, she decided to come forward," Qazi said. "She really wanted to be able to wear it on Ramadan."

Boudlal has the support of her union, which has been in a bitter fight for months with Disneyland over an expired contract for hotel workers. Brown accused the union of distorting the facts in Boudlal's case to distract from the key issues in the contract fight.

Leigh Shelton, a spokeswoman for the union, said Boudlal's coming forward now had nothing to do with the negotiations.

"There's absolutely no correlation," said Shelton, who's with Unite Here Local 11.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: disney; gthout; islam; muslims; norighttowork
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So it seems to me that Disney was bending over backward to accommodate her but that wasn't good enough.
1 posted on 08/18/2010 6:59:43 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I’ll pony up $5 for her to head back to whichever fourth-world sh*thole she came from. That goes for every last one of her co-religionists, too (even though it’s more of a political cult than a religion). See ya!


2 posted on 08/18/2010 7:02:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: markomalley

If a company has a certain dress code, then she should either comply or find another job.


3 posted on 08/18/2010 7:03:16 PM PDT by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: markomalley

Somebody call an WAHbulance. boo frickin’ hoo.


4 posted on 08/18/2010 7:03:49 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Even the earth is bipolar.)
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To: markomalley
"Look kids! It's Minnie Mouse, Ariel, and Cinderella!"


5 posted on 08/18/2010 7:03:57 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: markomalley

Let her go work in “MuslimLand”.


6 posted on 08/18/2010 7:04:06 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: markomalley

>> Disneyland Banned Her Hijab <<

This is tragic! How could they be so cruel? *weeps* /s


7 posted on 08/18/2010 7:04:06 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: markomalley
"She really wanted to be able to wear it on Ramadan."

And I really wanted to be an astronaut.....

besides, who told this vile woman she could work without the presence of her husband, father, or brother?

Live by Sharia; die by Sharia.

8 posted on 08/18/2010 7:04:37 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (The buck, it seems, never gets to Obama; a surprise considering how many they print)
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To: markomalley

She’s wasn’t going to be happy no matter what they did. It was a set-up, and a deliberate provocation by another islamic POS.


9 posted on 08/18/2010 7:04:48 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: markomalley

Just another way to get rich by a judge/jury


10 posted on 08/18/2010 7:05:23 PM PDT by notaliberal (It's the Constitution---- Stupid!)
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To: markomalley

Love it or leave it


11 posted on 08/18/2010 7:07:01 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que)
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To: markomalley
Does this mean that Disney can't hire a Muslim to wear a Goofy costume? Muslims think Dogs are dirty, right?

We are truly living in the Bizarro World. Everybody is a Victim, including Obama.

12 posted on 08/18/2010 7:10:22 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now...)
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To: markomalley
Anyone who knowingly hires a Muslim is crazy.
13 posted on 08/18/2010 7:12:19 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: markomalley
Anyone who knowingly hires a Muslim is crazy.
14 posted on 08/18/2010 7:12:18 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: markomalley
Anyone who knowingly hires a Muslim is crazy.
15 posted on 08/18/2010 7:12:19 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: notaliberal

She picked the wrong company. The very first thing you learn at Disney is what you can’t wear and how you have to look if you work out in the public.


16 posted on 08/18/2010 7:12:41 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: Waryone

Ever see a burka at a Hooter”s? Didn’t think so!


17 posted on 08/18/2010 7:17:34 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: markomalley
What if Porky or Pluto show up?

Muzzie goes NUTS for them.

18 posted on 08/18/2010 7:17:57 PM PDT by jaz.357 (I miss GRIDLOCK.)
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To: markomalley

Note to Muslims, there are plenty of countries on this planet where you can go and have people accomodate your religion...America is not one of them.....don’t like it....LEAVE!!!


19 posted on 08/18/2010 7:21:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: markomalley

20 posted on 08/18/2010 7:21:40 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Yo-Yo

Oh that is tooo funny. Are you sure one isn’t Daisy Duck?


21 posted on 08/18/2010 7:22:22 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: markomalley
Muslim Employee: Disneyland Banned Her Hijab

She should just take her hijab and leave.

22 posted on 08/18/2010 7:32:23 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: The_Media_never_lie

As in...take this hijab and shove it?


23 posted on 08/18/2010 7:39:14 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: markomalley
I think that the key point is being missed here! Disney is a bunch of frikin' pinko-commies! I believe that the term for this is "hoisted on their own petard." I fully support leftie pinko-commies getting screwed by political-correctness.

I hope Disney has some gay employees that are not permitted to lisp while in costume.

24 posted on 08/18/2010 7:42:09 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (For the record, McCarthy was right.)
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To: Repeat Offender
besides, who told this vile woman she could work without the presence of her husband, father, or brother?

Live by Sharia; die by Sharia.

Thanks for that, i'll try to remember to use it the next time muzzy apologist tells me evil I am for refusing to submit to satan. /sincerely

25 posted on 08/18/2010 7:46:09 PM PDT by theymakemesick ( Filled with hatred for those that disagree, democrats are the most intolerant bigots on earth)
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To: Yo-Yo
RAMADAN - ROSIE


26 posted on 08/18/2010 7:47:04 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Really up-to-date liberals do not care what people do, as long as it is compulsory - George Will)
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To: Mortrey

“Muslimland”....good one.


27 posted on 08/18/2010 7:50:48 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (We don't have a leader in the Oval Office, we have a odreader in the Oval Office.)
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To: anniegetyourgun

You nailed it! No sympathy here.


28 posted on 08/18/2010 7:51:28 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: siamesecats

Years ago I was looking for a job and went to Disney to fill out the application. I have a mustache and have had it for 30+ years. I was told I would have to shave it off if I wanted to work there. I found another job. Didn’t cry or stamp my feet. Hey, sometimes you can’t have it your way. If that’s the case, find something else and move on.


29 posted on 08/18/2010 7:52:30 PM PDT by dwg2
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To: markomalley

No one is forcing her to work there.


30 posted on 08/18/2010 7:54:32 PM PDT by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: markomalley

“She really wanted to be able to wear it on Ramadan.”

How sweet. But isn’t Allah mad for missing all these years?


31 posted on 08/18/2010 7:59:56 PM PDT by mainsail that ("A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights" - Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: markomalley

“Boudlal didn’t hear anything for two months and was then told she could wear a head scarf, but it had to be designed by Disneyland’s costume department to comply with the Disney look, Qazi said.”

Why am I picturing a hijab with mouse ears? LOLOL!

Disney is a privately owned company and under no obligation to allow hijabs, or burkhas or genital mutilation on the job. They set the rules, you obey them or hit the road.


32 posted on 08/18/2010 8:02:48 PM PDT by SpinyNorman (Carbon credits are designed to be the slush fund of the New World Order.)
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To: markomalley

The truth is that if Allah wants to wear a hijab so bad, he absolutely does not want her to work with or meet men. So she is at the wrong place of work


33 posted on 08/18/2010 8:03:25 PM PDT by mainsail that ("A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights" - Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: markomalley

“Imane Boudlal, 26, appeared outside the resort’s Grand Californian Hotel after filing a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. “

Employers will be forced to accomodate whatever the muslims they hire demand. Our courts will make sure of it. There will be many filings from here on. This is their MO. They are busy laying the groundwork toward Sharia law in America.


34 posted on 08/18/2010 8:06:38 PM PDT by takenoprisoner (Tolerance is for sissies. Man up wussies!)
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To: takenoprisoner

This can never be posted enough:

When Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone: United States — Muslim 1.0% Australia — Muslim 1.5% Canada — Muslim 1.9% China — Muslim 1%-2% Italy — Muslim 1.5% Norway — Muslim 1.8%

At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs: Denmark — Muslim 2% Germany — Muslim 3.7% United Kingdom — Muslim 2.7% Spain — Muslim 4% Thailand — Muslim 4.6%

From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population.They will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, the Islamic Law. France — Muslim 8% Philippines — Muslim 5% Sweden — Muslim 5% Switzerland — Muslim 4.3% The Netherlands — Muslim 5.5% Trinidad & Tobago — Muslim 5.8%

When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions (Paris — car-burnings) . Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats (Amsterdam - Mohammad cartoons). Guyana — Muslim 10% India — Muslim 13.4% Israel — Muslim 16% Kenya — Muslim 10% Russia — Muslim 10-15%

After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning: Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%

At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare: Bosnia — Muslim 40% Chad — Muslim 53.1% Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%

From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels: Albania — Muslim 70% Malaysia — Muslim 60.4% Qatar — Muslim 77.5% Sudan — Muslim 70%

After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide: Bangladesh — Muslim 83% Egypt — Muslim 90% Gaza — Muslim 98.7% Iran — Muslim 98% Iraq — Muslim 97% Jordan — Muslim 92% Morocco — Muslim 98.7% Pakistan — Muslim 97% Palestine — Muslim 99% Syria — Muslim 90% Tajikistan — Muslim 90% Turkey — Muslim 99.8% 100% will usher in the peace of “Dar-es-Salaam” — the Islamic House of Peace — there’s supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim: Afghanistan — Muslim 100% Saudi Arabia — Muslim 100% Somalia — Muslim 100% Yemen — Muslim 99.9%


35 posted on 08/18/2010 8:09:23 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mainsail that

“So she is at the wrong place of work.”

She is exactly where she is supposed to be. Doing exactly what she is supposed to do. Make a demand for allah, then sue when denied.


36 posted on 08/18/2010 8:11:11 PM PDT by takenoprisoner (Tolerance is for sissies. Man up wussies!)
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To: markomalley

Watch out everyone. They believe they have a high enough percentage of muslims living in America to start pulling this bullsh1t. Time to nip it in the bud right now or we’re done like Europe.


37 posted on 08/18/2010 8:13:12 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Ms. Boudlal!
Watch out for the doorknob on your way out!


38 posted on 08/18/2010 8:20:29 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: markomalley

She’s shopping for a lawsuit. Seems she just started wearing her hijab for Ramadan. Time to gin up a lawsuit


39 posted on 08/18/2010 8:21:09 PM PDT by dennisw (2012)
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To: cranked

I love that commercial.


40 posted on 08/18/2010 8:21:17 PM PDT by WesternPacific (Deafness has its Advantages)
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To: markomalley
So it seems to me that Disney was bending over backward to accommodate her but that wasn't good enough.

It seems that it never is. Now, they're liable to be bending over forward.

41 posted on 08/18/2010 8:25:01 PM PDT by Bob
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To: markomalley

Disney considers all of their employees who have customer contact as performers. They have to wear Disney-defined clothes in every detail. Individual variations are not allowed. Too bad for her.


42 posted on 08/18/2010 8:29:29 PM PDT by RonF
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To: markomalley

Disney considers all of their employees who have customer contact as performers. They have to wear Disney-defined clothes in every detail. Individual variations are not allowed. Too bad for her.


43 posted on 08/18/2010 8:29:29 PM PDT by RonF
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To: dfwgator

We know what they are doing, and we know why the are doing it. They are converting America to subjugation one baby step at the time.

Good work on those stats. The stats match their history.

Their eye is on the prize. And, America is a great prize for Islam. If we don’t stop them now, well, we know the rest of the story, as told by the stats.


44 posted on 08/18/2010 8:32:16 PM PDT by takenoprisoner (Tolerance is for sissies. Man up wussies!)
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To: markomalley

I feel her pain, I too got fired from my Disney World job - I loved running those tea-cups...

45 posted on 08/18/2010 8:38:33 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: markomalley
The headscarf is not part of Islam. The origins are cultural and you can be a good, or a bad if you prefer, Moslem, with or without a scarf.

I find the presence of women in such scarves is chilling. Paying admission to Disneyland only to find such things around is very distressing ~ they should put up big signs about it so you could decide to not go there anymore.

46 posted on 08/18/2010 8:45:16 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: libertarian27

WTF?


47 posted on 08/18/2010 8:53:23 PM PDT by takenoprisoner (Tolerance is for sissies. Man up wussies!)
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To: markomalley
Boudlal, who is a native of Morocco, has worked at the Storyteller restaurant at the hotel for 2 1/2 years but only realized she could wear her hijab to work after studying for her U.S. citizenship exam in June, Qazi said.

It's not been a problem for 2 1/2 years, but it's a problem now?

48 posted on 08/18/2010 8:55:02 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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To: markomalley

Disappointed nobody’s posted a pic of Goofy in a burqa yet.


49 posted on 08/18/2010 9:21:11 PM PDT by Humble Servant
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To: markomalley
A lot of Disneyland is underground. This is because Walt found employees walking to their station out of place with the tone he was trying to set. Employees pop up where they are supposed to be and disappear underground when they have to move. I hope they fight this to the bitter end.

Muzzies are trying to smuggle in Sharia law one piece at a time. Given the nature of their evil religion the MORE unwelcome we can make them, the better.

50 posted on 08/18/2010 9:36:40 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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