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Gary woman booted from Family Dollar for Muslim garb
by Sarah Schulte
A woman from Gary, Ind., says she was discriminated against and kicked out of a Family Dollar store for wearing a niqab and hijab, and she caught part of the exchange on video.
Emotions are still raw for Sarah Safi, 32, who is used to being stared at for wearing her religious Muslim garment. But the mother of four said she had never before experienced discrimination like she did Monday at a Family Dollar store in Gary, where she went to purchase charcoal for a family barbecue.
"I might have made it 10 steps into the store and I hear the lady behind the counter say, 'Ma'am, you need to take that off your face or you need to leave my store,'" Safi said.
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