BREAKING: Supreme Court Issues Massive Ruling Forcing American Businesses to Bow to Shariah Law
On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who sued after being denied a job at an Abercrombie & Fitch Co clothing store in Oklahoma because she wore a head scarf for religious reasons. The ruling was 8-1.
The company was sued under the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which bans discrimination based on religious preference, among other things.
At issue was whether or not the woman, Samantha Elauf, was required to specifically ask for a religious accommodation in order to wear her headscarf at work.
The company turned her down for employment because wearing the scarf violated its “look policy” for members of its sales staff. During the interview, Elauf never stated that the scarf was for religious reasons.
In writing the majority decision for the court, Judge Antonin Scalia wrote, “A request for accommodation … may make it easier to infer motive, but it is not a necessary condition of liability.”
The sole dissenter, Judge Clarence Thomas, wrote that a “mere application of a neutral policy” should not be seen as discrimination (H/T Newsmax).
So the Supreme Court essentially ruled that because someone is wearing a scarf, you must automatically assume it is for religious reasons and can’t refuse to hire them because of it.
We can all agree that discrimination based on religion is wrong, but this goes too far. Elauf never stated that she was wearing it for religious reasons. How was the company supposed to know?
People wear headscarves for a wide range of reasons, from fashion, to religion, to warmth. It shouldn’t be up to the company to specifically ask every employee why they are wearing what they are wearing.
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