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Bank Worker Threatens To Call Cops On Woman Wearing A Hijab

By Mark Pygas

Jamela Mohamed, a Muslim-American woman, claims that she was unfairly singled out at a Sound Credit Union in Kent, Washington, when a bank supervisor threatened to call cops unless she removed her hijab. 

Mohamed claims that she went to the branch to make a payment on her car, as she has several times before. When she entered the bank with a hooded jacket, a teller asked Mohamed to take off her hood. A sign inside the credit union says hats, hoods, and sunglasses are not allowed. 

To adhere to the policy, Mohamed went to her car to grab her hijab. Muslims observe Jummah every Friday, and as Mohamed told Komo News: "Since Ramadan is coming up, I make sure I wear my scarf."