(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 11/8/2016) – The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) today joined the ACLU in demanding religious accommodation for a Muslim woman denied entry to an Arkansas arcade because of her Islamic head scarf, or hijab.
The 20-year-old Muslim said she was denied entry to the arcade Friday night. The arcade denies entry to anyone wearing hats or headgear and has in the past denied entry to a man wearing a turban.
SEE: Woman Banned for Wearing Hijab
“We urge this business to provide reasonable religious accommodation for customers of all faiths and backgrounds and to welcome customers of all faiths and backgrounds to their establishment,” said CAIR Oklahoma Civil Rights Director Veronica Laizure.
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.
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CONTACT: CAIR Oklahoma Civil Rights Director Veronica Laizure, 405-430-9877,firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR Oklahoma Executive Director Adam Soltani, 405-248-5853, email@example.com