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Muslim woman says Starbucks barista wrote ‘ISIS’ on her cup — she wants employee and manager fired

A Muslim woman plans to file a discrimination lawsuit over what a Starbucks barista wrote on her cup because she says it was meant as a racist insult.

The woman has only given her first name, Aishah, out of safety concerns. She says that the incident occurred at a Starbucks inside a Target store in St. Paul, Minnesota, on July 1.

She says that she told the barista her name several times, but was shocked when she saw what they wrote on her cup. She wore a hijab at the time of the incident.

“When I first received the drink I was in shock that in this day and age something like this could be written,” Aishah said.

The 19-year-old wants the employee and the manager of the store fired over the incident.

In a media briefing about the incident, Jaylani Hussein, executive director for the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said that the manager was dismissive about the complaint.

Hussein said the manager told Aishah, “What is the issue? People get their names wrong all the time,” and gave her a new drink and a $25 gift card. He plans to file a discrimination lawsuit on Aishah’s behalf with the U.S. Department of Human Rights.

A statement from Target to WCCO-TV said that they investigated the incident.

“We have investigated the matter and believe that it was not a deliberate act but an unfortunate mistake that could have been avoided with more clarification,” the statement read. “We’re taking appropriate actions with the team member, including additional training, to ensure this does not occur again.”

Hussein compared the use of the word ISIS to that of the n-word.

“The fact of the matter here is that using this word for us would be the same as a Black man today, being used the N-word, or anything else that would be offensive,” he claimed.

Here’s a local news video about the incident:


CAIR-MN Calls For Worker To Be Fired For Writing ‘ISIS’ On Muslim Woman’s Starbucks Cup

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Customer calls out Starbucks employee for refusing service over a mask — then the internet steps in with a $22k payday

A Starbucks employee was called out by an angry customer who was refused service over her lack of a mask, but the internet stepped in to reward him for sticking to the rules.

The incident occurred in San Diego, California.

“Meet lenen from Starbucks who refused to serve me cause I’m not wearing a mask. Next time I will wait for cops and bring a medical exemption,” wrote Amber Lynn Gilles in a Facebook posted. She included a photograph of the barista, who was later identified as Lenin Gutierrez.

That post was shared more than 46,000 times but it might have inspired the opposite sentiment that Gilles expected.

Those sympathetic to Gutierrez sticking to the rules gave more than $22k to a GoFundMe donation page for the young man.

San Diego County has ordered that all residents wear a mask since May 1, even when just picking up food from a restaurant. The county has also left it to each businesses’ discretion as to whether to respect medical exemptions.

Gutierrez posted a video to a Facebook thanking his donors. He said that he will use the money to pursue his dream of becoming a professional dancer.

“Masks are stupid and so are the people wearing them,” said Gilles in a comment to her original post.

Here’s a local news video about the incident:


Woman Refused Service At Starbucks For Not Wearing Face Mask

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