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Too Conservative For Security?

 - Nov 20, 2007
References: canada
While Southwest Airlines deemed Kyla Ebbert too hot for takeoff, a Muslim woman was deemed too conservative for airport standards because her hemline wasn't short enough!

Halima Muse, 33, who works at the Toronto airport, was suspended without pay after having a skirt that was too long!

She wore pants on the job for five years, but got sick of conforming.

"I practice my religion and I have to wear a skirt because it's a religious issue," Muse said. "It's not that I like it. I have to -- it's my religion."

While other women working at the security screening point wore short skirts, she wanted something a little more conservative so she created her own skirt out of material similar the uniform pants. She got away with it for seven months, but in August, a manager sent her home, and she hasn't been allowed to return since.

She finally filed a complaint yesterday alleging discrimination. Let's see what the Canadian Human Rights Commission plans on doing with her case. Poor woman. It just isn't just. "Some of her colleagues hem their skirts shorter and religious garb such as turbans, kippas and head-scarves are permitted as part of the uniform," The Province noted.

So that's a different angle!