Jersey: Muslim wears full mask to mall, files lawsuit after asked to remove

Frivolous.

schoolphotovi-vi

via Muslim woman ‘intimidated, humiliated’ when mall guard asked her to remove veil, lawsuit says | NJ.com.

BRIDGEWATER — A muslim woman who was asked to remove a traditional face covering, or niqab, by a shopping mall guard, has filed a lawsuit claiming discrimination against the guard and the mall’s owners.

Wakeelah Salaam, of Elizabeth, has filed a lawsuit against Bridgewater Commons mall, its owner, General Growth Properties, its mall security vendor, IPC International Corporation, and Marc Krause, a former mall guard.

On May 20, 2012, Salaam was shopping at Bridgewater Commons with her two young children when she claims she was “victimized, harassed, intimidated, insulted and subjected to unlawful discrimination” by Krause, according to the complaint.

The guard instructed Salaam to remove her traditional face-covering known as a niqab, which he called a “mask,” claiming it was against mall policy, according to the complaint.

Salaam claims that Krause violated state discrimination laws when he “intimidated (Salaam) further by placing himself in extremely close proximity to (Salaam) and by motioning as if he were going to remove the niqab itself.”

“She was genuinely devastated by this incident,” Pamela Lynn Brause of Brause, Brause & Ventrice, LLC, who filed the suit on behalf of Salaam, said. “She was in the mall, a place of major commerce, with her kids, and she was really humiliated and embarrassed.”

“I can’t speak as a Muslim, but I assure you her feelings are sincere,” Brause said. “You’re not expecting prejudice when you walk into a place of commerce, and she felt very threatened, violated, and embarrassed.”

The complaint also charges the defendants with negligence and a failure to adequately hire, train or supervise Krause, calling the conduct an “intentional infliction of emotional distress.”

The complaint states that Salaam suffered severe and permanent emotional distress and bodily injuries, humiliation, and embarrassment which “necessitated obtaining medical treatment, caused great pain and suffering, severe emotional distress,” made it impossible for her to continue her usual work and activities, and “left her with permanent disabilities.”

Salaam is demanding compensatory, consequential, and punitive damages, interest, attorneys’ fees, court costs, expert fees, and any other relief the court deems just, and a jury trial, according to the complaint.

Brause said that the suit, filed on July 31, is still in the process of being served, and so is still in the preliminary stages.

In December, Krause himself filed a suit against IPC, Bridgewater Commons and General Growth properties, alleging discrimination and wrongful termination over his firing after the incident with Salaam.

As noted previously, Bridgewater is an area of NJ we’ve posted on several times due to multiple million dollar mosques being built in residential neighborhoods, and a jihadi we never heard about again.

The map shows the town of Bridgewater is about 15 minutes from the NJ high school where Muslims are attempting to force Islamic holidays on the entire student body (but more importantly on the community and school district officials).

18 thoughts on “Jersey: Muslim wears full mask to mall, files lawsuit after asked to remove

    • ignorance and Catholic clergy unable to, unwilling or incapable of telling the laity about islam – the truth instead of some useful idiotic appeasement of it so it sounds like it is ok since they will say allah =God of the bible. The Catholics have their heads up their behinds and they won’t listen to those (people like me) who are trying to tell them to crack open islamic texts and prove me wrong when I disagree with them that islam is not a problem/evil.

  1. You can’t beat it, a mooslem bitch and a stupid woman lawyer that can’t wait to put the noose around her own neck! Yup, stupid is as stupid does, thankfully it was in New Jersey, that doesn’t really count.

  2. Probably why she did not want to remove her MASK is because she is as UGLY AS A CAMEL! Just another push to get SHERIA LAW INTO OUR COUNTRY! TIME FOR ROUND UP OF THESE SLIME BAGS AND DEPORT THEM IF NOT A CITIZEN! THEY ARE NOT WELCOME HERE! THIS COUNTRY IS FOR FREEDOM LOVING FOLKS THAT SIMULATE AND LIVE BY OUR LAWS ONLY! ALL OTHERS NEED NOT APPLY!

  3. JUST ANNOUNCED! THE FT HOOD KILLER HAS BEEN FOUND GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS OF MURDER! SENTENCE NEXT WEEK! IT SHOULD BE HANGING TILL DEAD AT FT. LEVENWORTH MILITARY JAIL! THEN GRIND HIM UP AND DUMP HIS ASHES IN THE SEA!

  4. I suspect if a guy had gone in there with a ski mask, he would have been made to remove it if not arrested because they would suspect he was up to no good. If someone wanted to rob a bank, what better strategy than go in with one of those burquas. You can’t tell whether it’s a man or woman, what kind of guns or explosives they’ve got under it or anything else. The DOJ will make sure she wins this lawsuit. The most significant thing about it is that it sets a legal precedent and that is the point!

  5. Sorry Muslim, you will not win this. A shopping mall is private property and the owner has evey right to ask you to comply with their safety rules or you can choose not to shop there if you don’t like it. Grow up and assimiiate into our culture of freedom.

  6. I feel sorry for her, she must be ugly as hellif she does not want her face to be seen . Actually she tried to keep us the ugly scene.

  7. reasonable. Our laws are a joke, and the mall owners are the real victims… Was she out killing Christians before they let her into the US? Hope she does not get a Democrat judge, because then she will win!

  8. what is it about the word ‘ assimilate’ do they not understand? you bet your sweet ass if you were in their country, you’d assimilate or be stoned to death for showing a shoulder or ankle.

  9. we are told to remove head or face coverings as in hoodies or balaclavas in our shops and banks. how is this any different? and what permanent disability could this possibly cause. its another pathetic boo hoo give
    me money from the Muslims. its all to fund the terrorists

  10. How, exactly does one suffer

    “severe and permanent … bodily injuries.. which necessitated obtaining medical treatment, caused great pain and suffering, severe emotional distress, made it impossible for her to continue her usual work and activities, and left her with permanent disabilities.”

    by being told to remove a mask and having someone

    “motioning as if he were going to remove the niqab itself.”

    I have an idea. If I’m in a bank or store and someone comes in wearing a mask, how about I shoot them on the spot, claiming I thought it was a robbery and that I was in danger? Semms reasonable to me.

  11. The security guard should have shown more sensitivity, but he was not wrong in enforcing the rules of the mall. If she didn’t want to take the burqua off she could have been escorted out quietly without issue. Malls are private property and they have the right to refuse service to anyone who doesn’t follow their rules. (as long as those rules do not violate law). Even a Democratic Judge will probably find there is cause for a lawsuit IF there is video backing up her claim that she was physically intimidated, but not cause for ‘permanent physical injury resulting in loss of work”. As to the security guard needing ‘sensitivity training’ about Muslim customs, no he doesn’t. We are in US .. if I was in strict Muslim country, I would cover up because the laws and rules there require it. Here in malls and banks you cannot cover your face. This is a safety thing not a discrimination one.

    To the rest of you spouting your hate, ignorance and cruelty. Shut up. This is no more frivolous a lawsuit than the woman who took the lid off her coffee while driving and sued because it spilled and burned her, or the lawsuit where a girl too drunk to drive drove her car into a river and couldn’t operate the seat belt so she drowned .. her parents tried to sue the car company over that.

    When you live in a society that lives for stupid lawsuits, you don’t get to scream “assimilate’ and then get mad when obviously she has part of the culture down pat.

If sharia law continues spreading, you'll have less and less freedom of speech - so speak while you can!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.