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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:21 PM

GOP Congressman’s Restaurant Accused Of Turning Away Muslim Couple

New Orleans residents Mohammed and Talat Husain claim they were refused service at Rep. John Fleming’s (R-LA) Subway franchise in Shreveport, Louisiana. According to Husain, an employee of the chain told them to leave because they are Muslim and threw them out after an altercation. Though Husain called the police, a report was never filed. He recounted the experience to TPM:

“She asked me point blank ‘Are you Muslim?’ and I said, ‘Yes, I’m Muslim,’ She said ‘We can’t serve you’ and locked the door from inside when my wife was still inside the store,” Husain said.

The situation quickly escalated and Husain ended up calling 911. So did a Subway employee. At some point before police arrived, however Husain said the employee unlocked the door and let his wife leave but also made it clear they should take their business elsewhere.

An officer with the Shreveport Police Department arrived after that. Both Husain and a department spokesman said the officer initially patted Husain down to check for weapons. But spokesman Cpl. Marcus Hines said the officer eventually determined the situation was much ado about nothing. Department records show the officer didn’t even file a report.

more ... http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/12/04/1283251/gop-congressmans-restaurant-accused-of-turning-away-muslim-couple/

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proud2BlibKansan Dec 2012 OP
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #1
Hassin Bin Sober Dec 2012 #2
Kurska Dec 2012 #3
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #4
Whovian Dec 2012 #5

Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:25 PM

1. Stupid but the purveyor has the right to refuse service for almost any reason

But stupid.

And a few tea party idiots applaud as well.

I said almost, I think they might ( see where this happened) have a civil rights case if...doubt it, they decide to pursue it.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:27 PM

2. Not based on religious reasons he doesn't.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:27 PM

3. Except religion

That is a protected class, you can't do that.

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Response to Kurska (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:28 PM

4. Why I used the qualifier almost

And added a civil rights case.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:36 PM

5. I remember those terrible signs in the 60's South "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.

 

Which was obvious code for racism. Sad to see it goes on today if only a different format. The ignorant always need someone to hate to justify their own stupidity.

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