DUMP CHRISTIAN CROSSES, KEEP MUSLIM HAJIBS [Excerpts]
A case has been launched in the Court of Appeal for Great Britain over a rule imposed by British Airways on employees allowing Muslims to wear a hijab, Jews to wear skullcaps, Sikhs to wear religious bracelets but banning a Christian woman from wearing a tiny silver cross necklace.
Nadia Eweida is attempting to overturn an employment tribunal’s decision that the airline’s actions were not religious discrimination.
According to a report from the Christian Institute, a charity committed to upholding the truths of the Bible, Eweida is represented in court by Karon Manghan, Queen’s Counsel.
Manghan said Eweida “wished at the material times to wear a small, plain, silver cross visibly as a manifestation of her beliefs and personal expression of her faith.”
British Airways, she added, “permitted adherents of other religious faiths to express their beliefs through certain visible symbols, such as the Sikh bracelet, the Jewish skull cap and the Muslim hijab.”