I warned companies like Disney not to hire Muslims in my article on 13 Things to Consider before Hiring. I wrote:
This is why you should never hire Muslims: a person of any other religious persuasion does not even want to have a job which offends his beliefs. Jehovah's Witnesses do not apply for jobs at blood banks, devout Catholics who oppose abortion do not apply for jobs at abortion clinics, religious Jews do not butcher pigs, nor do Hindus slaughter beef for McDonald's. Muslims on the other hand, because they believe the world must ultimately become Dar al-Islam and cater to their whims, gladly infest businesses whose practices are in conflict with their faith. They insist Western culture must change to accommodate their beliefs. In these cases, confrontation is delightfully enjoyed by Muslims.
In the photo above right we see Imane Boudlal from Morocco who works as a hostess at a Disney-owned restaurant in California. She filed a discrimination complaint against the company Wednesday because, she alleges, they have repeatedly sent her home without pay for refusing to remove her headscarf at work (1).
As is usual for Muslims, she lies: actually Disney told her that if she didn't want to wear Disney-approved outfits then she could work behind scenes away from customers, and rightfully so. But she wants to wear her headscarf in front of customers in defiance of Disney rules. If I want to see someone dressed as a Muslim I will go on one of the pirate rides.
This is the arrogance Muslims have when they are barely 0.1% of our population. Imagine what they will be asking for when there are 1% or 10% Muslims in America. If the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sides with this woman against Disney then one day your children will be visiting Cinderella at her castle and she will be dressed in full hijab.
Photo by: GOOD Blog - GOOD
This is day 14 of our family vacation at Disney World in Orlando.
Update 12 Aug 2012
ANAHEIM, Calif. — 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 2½ 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.