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APPENDIX D

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MUSLIM EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS

IN WHICH COURT REFUSED TO DISMISS

(Listed in chronological order)

EEOC v. Rollins, Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp., 1974 WL 208, 8 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 492, 8 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 9557 (N.D.Ga., 1974) June 7, 1974
Black Muslims employed by Fulton County, Georgia

Ahmad v. Independent Order of Foresters, 81 F.R.D. 722 (E.D. Pa., 1979). March 08, 1979 (Approx. 10 pages)
Hanafi Muslim fired as salesman by insurance company

Saint Francis College v. Al-Khazraji, 481 U.S. 604, 107 S.Ct. 2022 (U.S.Pa.1987)
Earlier cases: Al-Khazraji v. Saint Francis College,523 F.Supp. 386 (W.D. .Pa., 1981), September 30, 1981; Al-Khazraji v. Saint Francis College, 1985 WL 9627 (W.D. .Pa., 1985), March 12, 1985; Khazraji v. Saint Francis College,784 F.2d 505, (3rd Cir. 1986) Pa. March 3, 1986
Iraqi Muslim denied tenure as psychology professor

Rahman v. Illinois Bell Telephone Co., Not Reported in F.Supp., 1987 WL 5985 (N.D. Ill. 1987) January 28, 1987
Muslim employee not permitted time off to attend religious services

Albert v. National Cash Register Co., 874 F.Supp. 1324 (S.D. Fla. 1994) January 3, 1994
Iranian saleswoman who claimed she was harassed because of her religion

Salhab v. Middlesex County,2 Mass.L.Rptr. 35, Not Reported in N.E.2d, 1994 WL 879680 Mass.Super. March 23, 1994
Lebanese Sunni jail guard who claimed he was harrassed

Quraishi v. Shalala, 962 F.Supp. 55 (D.Md. 1997) April 29, 1997
Pakistani Muslim employee of NIH who claimed he was not promoted because of his religion

Brodie v. New York City Transit Authority, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 1998 WL 599710 (S.D.N.Y.,1998) September 10, 1998
Black Muslim fired from job as bus driver trainee

Sadruddin v. City of Newark, 34 F.Supp.2d 923 (D.N.J. 1999) February 11, 1999
Muslim firefighter fired for refusing to shave his beard

Johnson v. National Football League, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 1999 WL 892938 (S.D.N.Y. 1999) October 18, 1999
Black Muslim football player cut from his NFL team

Naeemullah v. Citicorp Services, Inc.78 F.Supp.2d 783 (N.D.Ill.,1999) December 17, 1999
Pakistani Muslim bank employee denied promotion to senior credit officer

Ahmed v. Compass Group, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2000 WL 1072299 (S.D.N.Y. 2000) August 3, 2000
Muslim Bangladeshi executive dining hall worker who claimed he was harrassed

Elghanmi v. Franklin College of Indiana, Inc. Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2000 WL 1707927 (S.D.Ind. 2000) November 3, 2000
Earlier case: Elghanmi v. Franklin College of Indiana, Inc.,Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2000 WL 1707934 (S.D.Ind. 2000) October 2, 2000
Moroccan Muslim college math professor denied tenure

Thorpe v. Alsaeed, Not Reported in S.W.3d, 2000 WL 567617, Tex.App.-Hous. (1 Dist.) 2000. May 11, 2000
Muslim history professor lawsuit against competitor for college teaching position

Abdallah v. City of New York, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2001 WL 262709 ( S.D.N.Y., 2001) March 16, 2001
Egyptian Muslim accountant for New York City Transportation Department who claimed harrassment by Coptic boss

Nur v. K.F.C., USA, Inc., 142 F.Supp.2d 48 (D.D.C. 2001) March 21, 2001
Somalian Muslim assistant restaurant manager

E.E.O.C. v. Rekrem, Inc., 199 F.R.D. 526 (S.D.N.Y. 2001) April 06, 2001 (Approx. 5 pages)
Several Muslim grocery store employees who claimed they could not practice their religion at work

Alsaras v. Dominick's Finer Foods, Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2001 WL 740515 N.D.Ill. 2001) June 28, 2001
Earlier case: Alsaras v. Dominick's Finer Foods, Inc., 248 F.3d 1156 (7th Cir. 2000) November 22, 2000
Female Muslim grocery store employee who claimed her religious needs were not accommodated.

El-Hakem v. BJY, Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2001 WL 34043760 (D. Or. 2001) August 15, 2001
Egyptian Muslim structural plans inspecctor who claimed he was harassed to use Western name.

Eftekhari v. Peregrine Financials & Securities, Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2001 WL 1180640 (N.D. Cal. 2001) September 24, 2001
Iranian Muslim stockbroker who claimed he was fired because of his religion

Elries v. Denny's, Inc.,179 F.Supp.2d 590 (D. Md. 2002) January 10, 2002
Palestinian restaurant waiter who claimed he was fired because of his religion

Hammad v. Bombardier Learjet, Inc.,192 F.Supp.2d 1222 (D.Kan. 2002) March 29, 2002
Sudanese Muslim employee who claimed he was religiously harrassed

Arbabi v. Fred Meyers, Inc., 205 F.Supp.2d 462 (D. Md. 2002) May 28, 2002
Iranian jewelry saleswoman who claimed she was religiously harrassed

Islamic Society of Fire Dept. Personnel v. City of New York, 205 F. Supp.2d 75 (E.D.N.Y. 2002) June 11, 2002
Islamic firefighers who complained that city would not hire Muslim fire department chaplain

Hussain v. Long Island R. Co., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2002 WL 31108195 (S.D.N.Y. 2002) September 20, 2002
Pakistani Muslim railroad laborer who claimed he was harassed at work and teased about terrorism

Habib-Stevens v. Trans States Airlines, Inc., 229 F.Supp.2d 945 (E.D.Mo. 2002). October 31, 2002
Paksitani Muslim flight attended who claimed to be fired because of her religion

Farahmand v. Rumsfeld, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2002 WL 31630709 (E.D.Pa. 2002) November 20, 2002
Iranian employee of Defense Logistics Agency who claimed he was denied promotion because of his religion

Khan v. Sanofi-Synthelabo, Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2002 WL 31720528 (S.D.N.Y. 2002) December 3, 2002
Pakistani Muslim who claimed he was not hired because of his religion

Mukhtar v. California State University, Hayward, 319 F.3d 1073 (9th Cir. 2003) Cal. February 12, 2003
Earlier case: Elsayed Mukhtar v. California State University, Hayward, 299 F.3d 1053 (9th Cir. 2002) August 7, 2002
Sudanese Muslim communications professor denied tenure

Gibson v. Finish Line, Inc. of Delaware, 261 F.Supp.2d 785, 91 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 1629 (W.D. Ky. 2003) April 25, 2003
Black Muslim sporting good saleswoman fired from her job

Miraki v. Chicago State University,, 259 F.Supp.2d 727, 177 Ed. Law Rep. 301 (N.D. Ill. 2003) April 30, 2003
Afghani Muslim denied tenure as lecturer

Radbod v. Washington Suburban Sanitary Com’n, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2003 WL 21805288 (D.Md. 2003) July 14, 2003
Iranian sanitation inspector denied promotion

Ali v. L.A. Focus Publication, 112 Cal.App.4th 1477, 5 Cal.Rptr.3d 791, 20 IER Cases 892, 03 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 9513, 2003 Daily Journal D.A.R. 11,985, Cal.App. 2 Dist., October 31, 2003
Black Muslim reporter fired for criticism of Rep. Maxine Waters on radio

Sadki v. SUNY College at Brockport, 310 F.Supp.2d 506, 187 Ed. Law Rep. 501, (W.D.N.Y. 2004) February 18, 2004
Algerian Muslim professor denied tenure

Tyson v. Methodist Health Group, Inc. Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2004 WL 1629538, (S.D. Ind. 2004) June 17, 2004
Female Muslim hospital worker

Abdrabo v. State of N.Y.-Worker Compensation Bd, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2004 WL 1396152 (S.D.N.Y. 2004) June 22, 2004
Muslim security guard

Hussain v. TCF Bank, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2004 WL 1470282 (N.D. Ill. 2004) June 30, 2004
Pakistani Muslim bank manager

State v. Sharafeldin, 382 Md. 129, 854 A.2d 1208, Md., July 27, 2004
Muslim prison chaplain

Afshar v. Pinkerton Academy, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2004 WL 1969873 (D.N.H. 2004) September 7, 2004
Iranian Muslim school guidance counseler

Pjetrovic v. Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2004 WL 2725993 (S.D.N.Y. 2004) November 30, 2004
Muslim electrician

E.E.O.C. v. Plaza Operating Partners, Ltd., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2005 WL 309770 (S.D.N.Y. 2005) February 7, 2005
Group of Pakistani Muslim hotel workers

Khan v. United Recovery Systems, Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2005 WL 469603 (S.D.Tex. 2005) February 28, 2005
Pakistani Muslim women employed by collection agency

Khan v. HMC Group, Inc. Not Reported in Cal.Rptr.3d, 2005 WL 913281, (Cal. Rules of Court, Rules 976, 977), Cal.App. 4 Dist., April 19, 2005
Pakistani Muslim emplohyee of architecture firm

Abdrabo v. State of N.Y.-Worker Compensation Bd., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2005 WL 1278539 (S.D.N.Y. 2005) May 27, 2005
Muslim security guard

Kaptan v. Danchig, 19 A.D.3d 456, 796 N.Y.S.2d 706, N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept.,2005, June 13, 2005
Turkish Muslims

U.S. E.E.O.C. v. Northlake Foods, Inc., 411 F.Supp.2d 1366 (M.D. Fla. 2005) July 28, 2005
Muslim woman employed by food company

Davis v Mother‘s Work, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2005 WL 1863211 (E.D. Pa. 2005) August 4, 2005
Black Muslim saleswoman

Abugalyon v. City of El Paso, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2005 WL 1884804 (W.D. Tex. 2005) August 5, 2005
Syrian Muslim engineering technician

Potter v. District of Columbia, 382 F.Supp.2d 35, 96 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 1243, (D.D.C. 2005) August 11, 2005
Muslim firefighters

Amro v. Ameriquest Mortg. Co., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2005 WL 2284247 (N.D. Ill. 2005) September 15, 2005
Arab Muslim mortgage company employee

Davani v. Virginia Dept. of Transp., 434 F.3d 712 (4th Cir. 2006) January 17, 2006
Iranian Muslim state worker

Ghosh v. New York City Dept. of Health, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2006 WL 298743 (S.D.N.Y. 2006) February 7, 2006
Earlier case: Ghosh v. New York City Dept. of Health, 413 F.Supp.2d 322 (S.D.N.Y. 2006) February 6, 2006
Bagladeshi Muslim scientists

Mohamed-Sheik v. Golden Foods/Golden Brands LLC, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2006 WL 709573 (W.D. Ky. 2006) March 16, 2006
Somali Muslims employee by food manufacturer

Zayed v. Apple Computers, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2006 WL 889571 (N.D. Cal. 2006) April 5, 2006
Female Egyptian Muslim employee of computer company

E.E.O.C. v. Go Daddy Software, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2006 WL 1791295 ( D. Ariz. 2006) June 27, 2006
Moroccan Muslim call center employee

Lukaneva v. Levy Restaurants at McCormick Place, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2006 WL 1823169 (N.D. Ill. 2006) June 29, 2006
Female Muslim restaurant worker

Uddin v. Universal Avionics Systems Corp., Slip Copy, 2006 WL 1835291 (N.D.Ga. 2006) June 30, 2006
Muslim employee of defense contractor

Abdi v. Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC, 447 F.Supp.2d 221 (E.D.N.Y. 2006). August 16, 2006
El-Bakly v. Autozone, Not reported in F.Supp.2d, 2006 WL 2710654 ( N.D. Ill. 2006) September 15, 2006
Female Somali Muslim lab worker

Muhammad v. New York City Transit Authority, 450 F.Supp.2d 198 (E.D.N.Y. 2006) September 20, 2006
Female Black Muslim bus driver

Mara Intern. Furniture, LLC v. Village of Hanover Park, Slip Copy, 2006 WL 2853894 (N.D. Ill. 2006) September 28, 2006
Earlier case: Mara Intern. Furniture, LLC v. Village of Hanover Park, Slip Copy, 2006 WL 1543912 (N.D. Ill. 2006) June 1, 2006
Egyptian family who operated retail store

Campbell v. Avis Rent A Car System, Inc., Slip Copy, 2006 WL 2865169 (E.D.Mich. 2006) October 5, 2006
Female Muslim courtesy van driver

E.E.O.C. v. Omni Hotels Management Corp., Slip Copy, 2006 WL 3068874 (N.D. Tex. 2006) October 30, 2006
Muslim hotel worker

Taleb v. AutoNation USA Corp. Slip Copy, 2006 WL 3716922 (D. Ariz. 2006) November 13, 2006
Muslim car salesman

Bahar v. Northwestern Human Services, Slip Copy, 2007 WL 320256 (E.D. Pa. 2007) January 30, 2007
African Muslim mental health technician

Hassan v. Northwestern Human Services, Slip Copy, 2007 WL 510065 (E.D. Pa. 2007) February 13, 2007
Black Muslim counselor

Akram v. Worldwide Flight Services, Slip Copy, 2007 WL 766353 (E.D.N.Y. 2007) March 8, 2007
Female Pakistani ticket agent

Banks v. State University of New York, Slip Copy, 2007 WL 895505 (W.D.N.Y., 2007) March 22, 2007
Black Muslim university professor

Muhammad v. Chicago Park Dist., Slip Copy, 2007 WL 1030431 (N.D. Ill. 2007) March 30, 2007
Black Muslim tennis instructor

Wells-Williams v. Kingsboro Psychiatric Center, Slip Copy, 2007 WL 1011545 (E.D.N.Y. 2007) March 30, 2007
Muslim woman employed as cook at psychiatric center

Lorenz v. Wal-Mart Stores,225 Fed.Appx. 302 (5th Cir. 2007) April 24, 2007
Earlier cases: Lorenz v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2006 WL 1562235( W.D.Tex. 2006) May 24, 2006; Earlier case: Lorenz v. Walmart Stores Inc Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2006 WL 581214 (W.D.Tex. 2006) March 1, 2006
Non-Muslim American who wore kifah

New Jersey Smith v. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Corp., Slip Copy, 2007 WL 1585157 (D.N.J. 2007) May 31, 2007
Muslim car dealer employee

Rattigan v. Gonzales, Slip Copy, 2007 WL 1577855 (D.D.C. 2007) May 31, 2007
FBI agent who converted to Sunni Islam

Sulieman v. Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Slip Copy, 2007 WL 1851640 (W.D.N.Y. 2007) June 27, 2007
Muslim Iraqi-American doctor

Elkhatib v. Dunkin Donuts, Inc., 2007 WL 1976126 (7th Cir. 2007) Ill. July 10, 2007
Earlier case: Elkhatib v. Dunkin' Donuts, Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2004 WL 2600119 (N.D.Ill. 2004) November 15, 2004
Palestinian Muslim donut store franchisee who refused to sell bacon

E.E.O.C. v. WC & M Enterprises, Inc.,, 2007 WL 2285320 (5th Cir. 2007) Tex. August 10, 2007
Earlier case: E.E.O.C. v. WC & M Enterprises, Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2005 WL 2106090 (S.D.Tex. 2005) August 30, 2005
Indian Muslim car dealer employee

Azimi v. UPS, 2007 WL 2010937, (D.Kan.,2007) July 9, 2007
Iranian United Parcel Service driver

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