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Muslim Forced to Choose Between Job, Hijab

STOCKHOLM – A Muslim woman, Aya Alhassani, received a job offer in Scandinavian Airline, but was subsequently told she could only take on the role if she was prepared to remove her hijab.

The company cited a ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) last March allowing employers to ban the Muslim headscarf in workplace.

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Going through various tests, Alhassani felt discriminated against and said the company should have clarified its policy earlier.

Islam sees hijab as an obligatory code of dress, not a religious symbol displaying one’s affiliations.

Video source: AJ+

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