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U.S. Jewish groups back Muslim teen in Employment Discrimination case against Abercrombie & Fitch


Nice to see some unity among the Abrahamic faiths.

U.S. Jewish groups back Muslim teen in case against Abercrombie & Fitch

By and | Dec. 14, 2014 | 11:37 AM

Orthodox Jewish groups in the United States have thrown their support behind a Muslim teenager who was denied a job at retailer Abercrombie & Fitch because she wears a head scarf.

Seven Jewish groups joined a Muslim civil rights group and a public interest law firm in filing briefs supporting the teen, Samantha Elauf, this week at the U.S. Supreme Court, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Elauf was turned down for a job at the Tulsa, Okla., branch of the youth-oriented clothing store because her hijab didn’t conform to the company’s “look policy” of what is calls “classic East Coast collegiate style of clothing,” according to court filings citing by the Times.

“This is a common experience that a lot of other Sabbath observers or people wearing yarmulkes have had in terms of applying for a position and being turned down because it is just a nuisance to employers,” Nathan Lewin, who filed a friend of the court brief for the Orthodox Jewish groups, told the paper.

“It is important that these Orthodox Jewish groups express support for this Muslim woman who has had a similar experience,” he added.

Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum, director of the Rabbinical Alliance of America, another group that joined the brief said that the case could be “a possible infringement of the freedom of religion.”

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    • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan

      Stupid jackets and a stupid jumper. Other than that, it’s not that bad.

    • Omar_the_Egyptian


    • Omar_the_Egyptian

      When you dress like an idiot.

    • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan

      What the hell is a “classic East Coast collegiate style of clothing,”?

    • John Smith

      In my first year of college, and I was looking at pictures. I realized what a dork I look like wearing Abercombie and Hollister styleclothes in high school.

    • Jekyll

      Where were my orthi brothers when my beard got all over someone at Hooters? Heck where was CAIR?

    • mindy1

      WOOT go co-operation :))) I wish them luck. I think that girl is pretty and would fit in fine, not that I buy from those crappy stores anyway.

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