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Wed Jul 8, 2020, 02:11 PM

Muslim woman files discrimination charge after she says a Target Starbucks barista wrote 'ISIS' on h

Source: CNN

By Alaa Elassar,

(CNN)A Muslim woman has filed a discrimination charge against Target after she said she received a drink from a Target Starbucks barista with "ISIS" written on the cup instead of her name at one of the retail corporation's Minnesota locations.

Aishah, who asked to be identified only by her first name out of fear for her safety, is being represented by the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN), which filed a charge to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights on Monday.

The 19-year-old, who wears a hijab, a headscarf worn by Muslim women, told CNN she felt singled out for her religious beliefs after seeing "ISIS" -- the acronym for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a terrorist group known for its radical beliefs and violence -- on her cup. It's unclear if ISIS was written in all caps on the cup.

"The moment I saw it, I was overwhelmed with a lot of emotions," Aishah said. "I felt belittled and so humiliated. This is a word that shatters the Muslim reputation all over the world. I cannot believe that in this day and age, something like this can be considered acceptable. It isn't okay."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/07/us/muslim-woman-starbucks-isis-target-trnd/index.html



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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 02:25 PM

1. That is disgusting

Hope they fire the idiot that pulled that stunt!

My neighbor opened one of those bigger envelopes that has the fake car key in it that supposedly starts a car at a dealership. I suppose they come from some mass mail outfit? Anyway, the "N" word was spelled out in the glue they use to seal the top of the envelope.

He found out where it came from and raised all kinds of hell.

Idiots everywhere!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 02:44 PM

2. Talk about Business People

not screening or educating their front line Employees as to whom their Customers are or whom their new Customers are going to be.

Hope the Target Manager on Duty takes a hit as well as the Starbucks Coffee Bar Manager,assistant manger and the Employee who was that stupid to make that comment.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 02:53 PM

3. perhaps one could wait for evidence before trashing people other than the perp nt

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 12:08 PM

16. And shoot their dogs and burn their houses, too.

Sarcasm.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 04:36 PM

4. The employee said she couldn't understand her name

and asked her several times. It could be that the employee was just kind of ignorant and didn't mean harm.
Aisha - Isis ???

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 07:18 PM

8. Sounds logical,

and no discrimination; she received her order. No harm.

Mountain/Molehill; sorry plaintiff feels aggrieved.

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 06:06 AM

11. Well you got her name wrong and it was written down

Aishah

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 10:28 AM

15. Poster missed an h, call the legal team and fire up another lawsuit.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 04:53 PM

5. Most of these "barista wrote whatever on my cup" stories

turn out to be bullshit.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 05:09 PM

6. I gotta wonder. What's the point of it? No one's getting a way with it, cameras and smart ...

phones everywhere. I know I don't believe these stories when there's white cops involved.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 06:57 PM

7. Narcissists are inherently witless. nt

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Response to Codeine (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 03:42 AM

10. I don't think the woman is a narcissist

This isn't the first time this happened. Someone wrote ISIS on a Muslim's man cup though that story was excused because his name was Aziz (even though Aziz and ISIS are two different sounding words).

It isn't hard for me to believe there are Islamaphobic bigots in the US. Sometimes they are even in the Democratic Party.

Oh look another misspelling defense upthread. This board has a long way to go. I hope she wins her lawsuit.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 08:57 PM

9. Is there data to that effect?

Or just one of those "well, as far as I can tell..." stories?

(there's not really a whole lot of wiggle room between the two)

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 08:03 AM

12. The latter, of course.

Iím not exactly submitting my posts to a peer-reviewed journal, merely making an observation.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 10:09 AM

13. Pretty much and the initial report largely accepted as an unquestionable truth round here n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 10:20 AM

14. Maybe need system where customers write their own names.

..or maybe everyone should just start getting coffee at independent coffee shops.

Lots of younger people can't even remember the terrorist movement Isis. or think it is the ancient goddess name. Isis is actually used as a female name.

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