An Omaha bank demanded a Muslim woman remove her hijab when she entered the building. According the woman (who wishes to remain anonymous) they still wouldn’t let her open a bank account even after she eventually removed her headscarf.
The Omaha bank was recently robbed by people who were covering their faces with a mask so they claimed they were being extra cautious. However, as you can see in the picture above, the woman’s face wasn’t even covered.
In a Facebook post, a friend of the woman shared more of the story:
“She was crying and removed it because she was afraid she had done something wrong. She called the police and they said the bank had the right to do that for security purposes.”
UPDATE: The bank has now revised it’s policy! According to the bank: “only items that obscure portions of a walk-in vistor’s face must be removed….the recent situation was an unfortunate misunderstanding.”
[Featured image via Facebook]