Muslim Woman Alleges Biased Treatment, Battery at Chicago Eatery

February 3, 2005

Source: Chicago Tribune,1,1874002.story?ctrack=2&cset=true

On February 3, 2005 the Chicago Tribune reported, "a Muslim woman filed a discrimination complaint this week against a Mexican restaurant in Chicago, alleging an employee refused to serve her because of her Islamic religion and mode of dress. Shaihla Sultana, a Lincolnwood resident born in India, alleged in a complaint filed Tuesday with the Illinois Department of Human Rights that the employee of Chipotle Mexican Grill grabbed her wrist, pushed her away and said, 'I don't want to serve you' after Sultana requested a vegetarian meal due to Muslim dietary rules... A restaurant spokesman denied any discrimination occurred and said the store had looked into the incident and dismissed it."