Cashier reported for discrimination against Muslim in Wakefield
EXCLUSIVE: An investigation is reportedly being carried out after a Muslim male was allegedly refused to be served in Wakefield.
Tell MAMA, a project launched by Faith Matters measuring anti-Muslim hate crime, received a report on 27 June after a man at a service station just off the M1 motorway went into the shop to pay.
He was turned away by a white female cashier aged 25 and 30 and was told he had to wait for her colleague as she had finished her shift.
The man then waited outside, but moments later he saw the same cashier serve a white female, estimated to be around 40 years old.
He went inside and asked the cashier why she served another lady and not him but the cashier allegedly failed to respond and the man accused her of being racist.
An argument ensued and was caught on CCTV.
The CCTV is allegedly being investigated by the management.
On the same day, Tell MAMA also received a report from Scotland, when a Muslim male was threatened and blamed for the atrocities that took place in France and Tunisia.
When the victim asked the individual why he was being abusive to him he replied with: “Because you are responsible for the Paris and Tunisian attacks.”
The abuse then issued to threats of violence. Soon after leaving, the police and Tell MAMA were contacted.
Founder and director of Faith Matters, Fiyaz Mughal OBE, said: “Anti-Muslim hate or bigotry like other forms of targeted hate incidents or crimes have multiple impacts on victims. At a street level some involve assaults though the vast majority include issues such as name calling, insults and general abuse. Whilst some may think this has no impact, it does since Muslim women for example, have mentioned that it generates fear and insecurity and means that some fear going out to do basic things like shopping.
“We have also had cases of attacks on mosques, anti-Islamic graffiti, car vandalism and paint being thrown on Islamic institutions. DVD’s insulting Prophet Muhammad have also been sent to mosques to intimidate workers and to send a chilling effect to these institutions.
“Furthermore, at an on-line level, anti-Muslim hate generates fear, anxiety and depression, particularly when the perpetrator hides their identity. Therefore at a street or on-line level, such intolerance and hate has multiple impacts which can affect the confidence, mental health and perception of security of individuals.”