GARLAND -- The sign language was clear at Saturday's protest against Dillard's alleged "No Hijab" policy. CAIR- DFW and the community lined the sidewalks in support of Duha Dallah.
Last month, the college student took to Facebook to tell of her recent run-in with the Dillards at Firewheel Town Center in Garland. According to the now viral post, Dallah says she landed a job at the department store but before she could start she was told to ditch her headscarf. When she refused, she was allegedly denied the gig.
"They did not hire a young girl because she wore hijab, it's anti-American and it's discrimination based on religion," Inayet Sahin of CAIR-DFW told NewsFix. "This shows her that there are still people willing to fight for our American ideals."
In a statement Dillards told NewsFix:
"It is Dillard’s longstanding policy to accommodate religious beliefs in all areas of employment, including dress code requirements."
According to Dallah's post, she's seeking justice and has filed a lawsuit against the department store.
"We should be able to wear whatever we want and practice whatever religion we want," protesters added.