Sunday, January 27, 2013

Oklahoma Banking Association caves to pressure from hooded constituency

Recommends financial institutions in OK allow face coverings, veils, burkas, baclavas, and snow masks

From TulsaWorld, "Muslim group, ACLU praise bank association's headscarf clarification":
The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) on Thursday expressed appreciation to the Oklahoma Bankers Association for clarifying a security policy commonly referred to "no hats, no hoods, no sunglasses" used by many of the state's banks.

The two groups along with the Oklahoma Conference of Churches recently requested a meeting with the OBA following an incident in which a Muslim woman was initially denied access to a branch of Valley National Bank in Tulsa and asked to remove her religious head scarf, or hijab, before entering. The bank cited the "no hats, no hoods, no sunglasses" policy to justify its actions.
H/t - BNI

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