A Muslim woman who was wearing an all-black burka from head to toe was ordered to leave an Indiana discount store by the manager who feared she could potentially be a robber.
The angry Muslim woman named Sarah Zawjahtul AbdAllah Salaam was wearing the Islamic head scarf covering her mouth and nose. The manager asked her to remove the head rag from her face saying, “You have to understand, too, that this is a high-crime area where we get robbed a lot. You need to remove that from your face or remove yourself from the store. Remove that from your face or remove yourself from the store, please. I’m the manager, and I’m telling you to leave my store. Have a blessed day. My name is Janie, and have a blessed day.”
The Muslim woman recorded video of the incident at the Family Dollar store in Gary, Indiana.
Salaam reminds the woman that her headscarf, which reveals her eyes, is a religious garment — but the manager grows only more firm in her demand, Raw Story reports.
Salaam protests the manager’s order before leaving the store.
“This is a country where it’s freedom of religion and it’s freedom of speech,” Salaam says. “I have a right to wear whatever I want to wear. There’s women that come in here with bikini tops on.”
The manager then threatens to call the police if Salaam doesn’t leave.
“I’ll have the cops come and remove you, thank you,” she says.
Salaam continues recording video briefly as she leaves the Family Dollar store.
“Help, this world right now,” she says as she leaves.
More than likely this woman will file a discrimination lawsuit and will probably win.