GARY, Ind. — An Indiana woman says she was asked to leave a Family Dollar store because of her Muslim face veil.
Sarah Safi posted video on Facebook showing her exchange with a clerk at a Gary, Indiana, store. The video shows a manager telling Safi that she had to remove the veil covering or leave. When Safi tells her it is a religious garment, the manager explains that it is in a high crime area and the store gets “robbed a lot.”
An employee at the store where the incident took place declined to comment Wednesday. An email seeking comment from Family Dollar’s corporate office wasn’t immediately returned.