Muslim woman files discrimination lawsuit over “no hat” policy [VIDEO]


Raghdaa Ali, an Arab American woman, is suing Advance America in Inkster, Michigan, crying discrimination over their no hat policy. She claims while attempting to get a cash advance loan, the store clerk refused to serve her because of the traditional headscarf she was wearing. The loan clerk demanded Ali “get out” during her June stop at the store, citing Advance America’s posted dress code policy of no hats. The sign is posted clearly on the door. She responded by saying, ““This is our beliefs and our religious [beliefs] – we cannot take it off.” The store clerk still refused to serve her, so she has decided to take legal action. If you ask me, this issue has nothing to do with discrimination. Advance America requires ALL Americans to remove hoods, hats, and even put long hair back behind their shoulders when getting an ID photo taken. The purpose is to get a clear picture that identifies someone without any confusion. A full headscarf wraps around a large part of a woman’s face. For any logical person to think wearing that would be acceptable when taking a photo I.D, especially at a check cashing business, is preposterous. It shouldn’t be allowed for security reasons alone. Ali said a “lack of [knowledge of] religious culture” is to blame here and that she has the same rights as anyone else to practice her religious beliefs. Fatina Abdrabboh, the director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, gave his view on the subject,
“In this instance, we are talking about a religiously protected activity, we are talking about mistreatment towards somebody because of the way they look.”
Advance America is not backing down from their stance. The company defended its policy in the following statement:

“For the safety of our customers and employees, Advance America requires the temporary removal of hoods, hats, sunglasses and other head coverings in order to be admitted into our centers. The safety and security of our customers and employees are our primary responsibilities and our policy ensures that those entering our centers are easily identifiable. The company respects all religious beliefs and serves all customers with dignity and respect. While Advance America understands the concerns expressed by the plaintiff we regret that she may have misinterpreted the intent of our policy, and we intend to vigorously defend the legitimate security purpose of our practice in court.”
An independently owned company should be able to enforce any dress code they feel is important. It is their business, created with their finances, with their name behind it. This is a perfect example of a frivolous lawsuit. She is wasting the time of everyone involved and probably costing this company a pretty penny while doing it.

39 Comments on "Muslim woman files discrimination lawsuit over “no hat” policy [VIDEO]"

  1. JodiRockk | 04/12/2015 at 9:38 PM |

    Businesses don’t have the right to discriminate based on religion. sorry. There are anti-discrimination laws and businesses HAVE to abide by them. If you don’t then you can close your fucking business down. Why is it that everyone should have rights BUT you?

  2. Patrick Peters | 11/17/2014 at 1:03 PM |

    Don’t like it go somewhere else or get out of the country she said she has the right to be treated like everyone else that’s damn right everyone else has to do it so do you get over it

  3. Leon Harrison | 11/16/2014 at 1:21 PM |

    One of the main real reasons that Muslim/Islamic countries or regions are still so backward and poor is, the prohibition of the principle of “interest” in the borrowing and loaning of currency, assets, property, etc. This is likewise an excuse to hate the Jews who used it and were good at it; natural normal human envy and jealousy being tried and true tools used by and against fools throughout history. So, why isn’t she staying inside at home instead of roaming around town and trying to get infidel loans?

  4. Rightasalways | 11/16/2014 at 11:02 AM |

    If the policy was Muslims or those of Arab descent must not wear hats, I would say – sure, you have a case. But it sounds like this is a blanket policy for ALL that enter the establishment. So – why not go elsewhere to do business? A business owner must have the ability to make policy they see fit as long as it’s equally applied. All these claims of racism and discrimination are simply out of control. If someone doesn’t get their own way that must be why. When are we going to put a stop to this insanity?

  5. advance America if only all American companies stood there ground we would not have the problems we have they have a policy if the muslim woman does not like there policy go some where else I believe all business should post signs that say we reserve the the right to refuse service to anyone too many American companies are too PC TIME TO TO STAND UP PEOPLE AND TELL THEM WHERE TO GO AND HOW TO GET THERE do not cave to the pc world pressure

  6. Kyle Ness | 11/15/2014 at 9:04 PM |

    Quit your whining, EVERYBODY should be REQUIRED to remove all head gear when entering certain stores, it is for security reasons, same goes for in any cases for getting any ID that requires a picture! Any refusal to remove head gear means you are a coward.

  7. NeoracerX | 11/15/2014 at 4:52 PM |

    WE will not tolerate muslims, they all need to understand this is America, not a country they run. We will not live under sharia law or believe in a prophet that promotes lying and killing. And the muslims that deny this are the ones that are trying to infiltrate local governments and public offices in order to enact their beliefs on the American people. We need to do as the Netherlands just did and deport them by the thousands.

  8. Maxine Weimer | 11/15/2014 at 4:28 PM |

    I think this place of business has every right to deny her their services. If she dosen’t comply then she can try somewhere else, it is another try to whine about something she can sue over.

  9. Clint Mitchell | 11/15/2014 at 3:10 PM |

    I want to oil myself up, walk naked into a mosque,roll around on the prayer rugs bacon grease flying while I am masturbating in the name of ALLAH! THAT should be tolerated by THEM, RIGHT?

  10. Lois Elmore | 11/15/2014 at 3:02 PM |

    If she doesn’t want to remove her head covering….she has two choices…..leave the store because she does not wish to agree to their policy….or remove her scarf. End of story. Wanta bet the court will rule in her favor. that is what she is gambling on.

  11. We really need to push all Muslims out of the USA! Time for them to stop harming our home ………..

  12. The whole point of the lawsuit, I believe, is to shut the business down because they dared to stand up to muslim theology…they are not required to wear the hijab…they just choose to wear it as a modesty thing…the Koran does not say it is required….that is sharia law….and we do not observe sharia here in this country…..

  13. Mark Wurz | 11/15/2014 at 12:26 PM |

    If I used short term money lenders I would patronize ONLY Advance America

  14. VaBeachVa2010 | 11/15/2014 at 12:22 PM |

    How can we be fighting the Islamic State overseas yet let these freaking Muslims walk all over every damn liberty and law we have at home? The National Cathedral is now a Muslim prayer house! Oh yeah, we have the Jihadist-in-chief as our POTUS…

  15. i thought they didn’t believe in loans. Isn’t she violating her own religion?

  16. Kimo Dejon | 11/15/2014 at 11:50 AM |

    Sick and tired of the camel-jockies using their fake religion as a basis to contest everything they don’t agree with…go back to the middle east and your camels!

  17. Our constitution gives her her the right to practice her religion, but it doesn’t give her the right to dictate store policies. According to the article, the store policy is cleared stated in view of all customers. If she doesn’t want to abide by their policies, she is free to go get a cash advance somewhere else. Business owners should not have to change their policies because of the believes of somebody else.

  18. Joyce Ouellette | 11/15/2014 at 11:08 AM |

    It makes perfect sense for a business, especially a financial institution to be able to identify persons entering their establishments. How can she possibly expect to receive a loan if the lender cannot clearly identify her in case of default? If she doesn’t like the way this company does business, she doesn’t have to do business with them.

  19. diane blackington | 11/15/2014 at 10:26 AM |

    This is our country and you chose to come live here, either live by our constitution or go back to where you came from. We really don’t want your kind here.

  20. Badenuff | 11/15/2014 at 10:10 AM |

    After the civil war we put misguided policies in place that gave one race a head start in schools. The policies also created the structure of civil laws suits that we still suffer with daily. Muslims are jealous and need their portion of unequal “rights” too. If we keep it up, only the white man will have no rights.

  21. victim and race card its all they know.

  22. carolisme | 11/15/2014 at 9:55 AM |

    Wearing the muslim uniform is a choice and not demanded by the god of their so-called religion. She, like all muslims, is lying to advance their own agenda . Islam is a political system encompassing every aspect of life…no more and no less.

  23. JCDArizona | 11/15/2014 at 9:53 AM |

    Just like with voter ID and any number of other things, if something is required of EVERYONE, it isn’t discriminatory against ANYONE. If a company’s policies don’t work for you, then go to another business that can accommodate YOUR specific needs. It’s not that difficult. On a sidenote, for someone who is citing religion in her claims, aren’t cash advance loans which have quite high interest forbidden in islam?

  24. Fred Bogoslowski | 11/15/2014 at 7:57 AM |

    Hey that is a rule in some banks,Muslims are not exempt.They should FOLLOW OUR RULES or SHUT UP.

  25. Lindsey Bruce | 11/15/2014 at 6:01 AM |


  26. IslamEatsHam&MohamedFu(ksGoats | 11/15/2014 at 2:15 AM |

    Religous reasons? Gee, that’s funny……….NO WHERE in your Queeran does it say for women to wrap up their heads or cover their faces. SO………..what’s your excuse now, huh evil monkeywoman?? 🙂

  27. Absolutely, Debbie smith! I agree with every thing g you said!

  28. This is NOT her country as she stated. This is AMERICAN SOIL! We have rules here in America and we stand by them. You don’t like it, GET THE HELL OUT OF OUR COUNTRY!

  29. gregory pentz | 11/15/2014 at 12:43 AM |

    will someone please explain the term discrimination to this ignorant raghead . The store in question is not selectively picking out people and say they cannot wear hats . Tell this moron to go to a place where they will serve her with a hat. Why bow down to a few ragheads ? .

  30. I’m am not American however I agree with this totally. If the policy states no hats and customers need to remove them then so should these scarf wearing women. You left your shitty life to get a better one somewhere else so follow the new rules or go back to your shifty life.

  31. bytheway4 | 11/14/2014 at 11:26 PM |

    she is lying , wearing whatever you call it has nothing to do with her relgion, She is wearing to make sure that you know that she is a muslim. Look it up. They wear it because they don’t want men to look at them, like they would in America. No relgion, period.

  32. Gail Miller | 11/14/2014 at 9:54 PM |

    They just want money.. Oh and to kill us all, enslave our little girls, kill our men or take them as slaves. But assimilate they do NOT want..

  33. Andrea Smith | 11/14/2014 at 7:08 PM |

    You are so right!

  34. “For the safety of our customers and employees, Advance America requires the temporary removal of hoods, hats, sunglasses and other head coverings in order to be admitted into our centers.”

    If no one else is allowed to wear head coverings, why should they bend the rules for Muslims? F**k this Muslim twat.

  35. Brenda Stanbery | 11/14/2014 at 1:26 PM |

    stand your ground Advance America,they are in America and should have to follow the rules just like everyone else. if they don’t like it they can go home.

  36. Kenneth V. Tellis | 11/14/2014 at 1:19 PM |

    Why is that Arabian-American woman Raghdaa Ali complaining about having to lift her veil to revea her true identity? In Islam women are chattel, just like oxen, camels, donkeys and slaves. So instead of complaining Raghdaa Ali should be shouting the praises of the freedom that women have in the U.S.A. What is wrong with these Arab women, they are chattel in their Islamic society yet and complain about their new found freedoms?

  37. debbie smith | 11/14/2014 at 12:03 PM |


  38. Joan Cook | 11/14/2014 at 11:35 AM |

    Good for you Advance America. If they want to live here…abide by our rules

  39. Craig Bryson | 11/14/2014 at 11:16 AM |

    Stand your ground Advance America…

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