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AT&T fined for discriminating against Muslim woman
Susann Bashir sued telecommunications giant AT&T for creating a “hostile work environment” after her conversion to Islam. (File photo)

Sun May 6, 2012

American AT&T, a leader in telecommunication services, has been ordered to pay $5 million in punitive damages for discrimination against a Muslim woman.


A jury in Jackson County Circuit Court on Thursday ordered AT&T to pay $120,000 in actual damages and $5 million in punitive damages for discrimination against Susann Bashir, a Kansas City woman who converted from Christianity to Islam.

Susann, 41, had sued AT&T unit Southwestern Bell for a pattern of offensive and discriminatory conduct by supervisors following her conversion to Islam in 2005.

She has been a network technician in the company for six years.

Bashir said in court documents that her work environment became hostile immediately after she converted, with her co-workers making harassing comments about her religion.

She said that when she started wearing a head scarf, her colleagues and manager started calling her names like “terrorist” and told her that she would be going to hell.

"I was shocked. I thought, what is going on? Nobody ever cared what I wore before. Nobody ever cared what religion I was before," she said.

Islamophobia and discrimination cases against Muslims have been increased in the United States over the past 11 years.

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Post time 2012-5-7 19:24:05 |Display all floors
Shes FUGLY as well
I'm just here for the money

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jay_dee Post time: 2012-5-7 19:24
Shes FUGLY as well

is she?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

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Post time 2012-5-7 19:38:52 |Display all floors
She should wear a burka without a doubt.
I'm just here for the money

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jay_dee Post time: 2012-5-7 19:38
She should wear a burka without a doubt.

she remind you on your mother you say?

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ugly @@@

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grb Post time: 2012-5-7 19:44
ugly @@@

well ok but that is not topic.

this is not beuty contest.

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