Does Disneyland discriminate against Muslims?
A Disneyland employee says the company discriminates against her Muslim faith
Disneyland restaurant hostess Imane Boudlal, 26, plans to sue the California theme park for discrimination, after her bosses barred her from wearing a hijab at work. The managers at the Storytellers Cafe say the traditional Muslim headscarf — which Boudlal only recently requested to wear, after two years at the restaurant — conflicts with Disneyland's notoriously strict dress code. As a compromise, executives offered Boudlal "a backstage role" with the company. "Their offer to put me in the back is humiliating," said Boudlal in a statement. "The Constitution tells me I can be Muslim, and I can wear the head scarf. Who is Disney to tell me I cannot?" That's "a fair question," says Anna North in Jezebel. And "frankly, it's hard to see a justification for banning the hijab for employees other than simple prejudice." This isn't about discrimination — every employee, no exceptions, is expected to reflect the "Disney Look," says Pamela Geller in Atlas Shrugs. "This is about Islamic supremacism and imposing Islam on the secular society." Watch an AP report below: