TULSA, Oklahoma - Is it religious discrimination or a crime deterrent?
That's the question after a Muslim woman says a Tulsa bank's "no hat" policy offends her.
The woman does not want to be identified, but she reached out to the Council on American-Islamic Relations. They say Valley National Bank is discriminating against not only Muslims, but people of all religions.
Valley National Bank says it cannot back down from a "no hats, no hoods" policy.
The bank says it has other Muslim customers and has never received a complaint—until now.
On October 9, 2012, a Muslim woman wearing a traditional religious veil was walking into the bank when an employee told her she couldn't enter with a head scarf on.
The woman left without going inside and contacted Oklahoma's Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIRless).
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