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Muslim-American woman allegedly thrown out of US bank for wearing hijab

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PTI, Washington :
A Muslim-American woman was allegedly thrown out of a bank in the US for 'wearing a hijab' - with the staff threatening to call the police if she did not 'remove her hood'. Jamela Mohamed went to a branch of Sound Credit Union in Washington state on Friday to make a car payment.
Ms Mohamed, an American and a member of the credit union, recorded part of the incident on her mobile phone, claiming it shows blatant 'discrimination'.
She said she had been wearing a sweater and had the hood up because it was a Friday, which is when Muslims offer weekly prayers in the afternoon. The teller asked Ms Mohamed to take off her hood. A sign inside the Credit Union says hats, hoods and sunglasses are not allowed, ABC-affiliated television station KOMO-TV reported.
Ms Mohamed said she was following the policy so she went to her car to grab her headscarf, or hijab. She went back in with her scarf, while still wearing her hood, the report said.
While she was waiting, Ms Mohamed says she took some video of the sign and of two male customers wearing baseball caps because they were being helped without any issues.

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