Muslim woman was allegedly told to remove hijab before Denver Nuggets game
Added 11-13-19 11:18:02am EST - “A Muslim woman going to see her daughter sing the national anthem at a Denver Nuggets game was told to remove her hijab if she wanted to watch the performance, a civil rights group claims. Gazella ?” - Nypost.com
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A Muslim woman going to see her daughter sing the national anthem at a Denver Nuggets game was told to remove her hijab if she wanted to watch the performance, a civil rights group claims.
Gazella Bensreiti — a mother of three from Aurora, Colorado — was told to “take that thing off” in reference to the traditional headscarf, or be denied entry into Denver’s Pepsi Center, where she was set to watch her daughter perform with a choir, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
The civil rights group’s Colorado chapter is expected to hold a news conference on Wednesday to call for policy changes after the incident that allegedly took place at the arena’s will-call window.
Bensreiti then asked to be allowed to remove her religious headcover in private, but that request was denied, the group claims.
“She was refused and subsequently subjected to public humiliation in front of staff, students and other parents, until her daughter became distraught, believing her mom would not be allowed in to see her perform,” a news release reads.
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