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Muslim Teen In US Files Complaint After She Was Served Starbucks Cup With ‘ISIS’ Written On It

A Muslim woman in St. Paul, Minn. has filed a complaint against a barista serving at the Starbucks inside the St. Paul-Midway Target after she allegedly wrote ISIS on the woman’s drink instead of her name.

Source – Buzzfeed

The 19-year-old woman – who asked to be identified by only her first name, Aishah, was wearing a hijab and face mask when she ordered the drink. The complaint says she had repeated her name slowly and multiple times to the barista, according to Jaylani Hussein, executive director of Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, who provided The Washington Post with a copy of the complaint filed Monday with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.

Source – Buzzfeed

When she was served the drink, it was the terrorist group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, abbreviation, ISIS, written on it. She then raised the issue with the supervisor who told her that sometimes mistakes happen and didn’t take immediate action.

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This comes amidst the recent incidents of protests in the US over the racist killing of a black man.

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“There is absolutely no way she [the barista] could have heard it as ‘ISIS’,” Aishah told CNN. “Aishah is not an unknown name and I repeated it multiple times.”

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She further added that she was given a new drink and a $25 gift card before being escorted out by the security.
Source – Target Corporate

Target in a statement said it was “very sorry for this guest’s experience at our store” and said representatives “immediately apologized to her when she made our store leaders aware of the situation.”

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Starbucks clarifying on the same said that the employee works under Target and not Starbucks. Hussian, however, has asked Target to fire the 16-year-old barista nd the supervisor citing they clearly used a racial slur.

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