Muslim woman, 19 years old, wearing hijab and says Starbucks barista wrote ‘ISIS’ on her cup, but the manager passed it off as a ‘mistake’ and gave her a $ 25 gift card
- 19-year-old Minnesota student, Aishah, says a Starbucks barista wrote ‘ISIS’ on her cup
- She ordered on July 1 from a Starbucks at a St. Paul Target in Minnesota
- She said she was wearing a hijab and repeated her name several times
- Aishah was shocked to find the name of the terrorist organization on her drink
- Manager told her, “What’s the problem? People get their names wrong all the time ‘
- Council on American-Islamic Relations said it plans to file discrimination charges with the United States Department of Human Rights
A Muslim teen expresses her outrage after a Starbucks barista reportedly wrote ‘ISIS’ on her coffee cup.
Aishah, who only announced her first name for safety reasons, said she ordered a drink from a Starbucks at a Target in St. Paul, Minnesota on July 1 when she received the shocking phrase on her order.
The 19-year-old said she was wearing a hijab when she placed her order and repeated her name several times.
But she was shocked when she received her drink and saw ‘ISIS’, which stands for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, scribbled on it. ISIS is a terrorist organization associated with radicalized people of the Muslim faith on it.
“When I first received the drink, I was shocked that something like this could be written today,” the shocked student said at a news conference with a civil rights lawyer on Monday, calling the incident Islamaphobic.
A 19-year-old Minnesota student, Aishah, says a Starbucks barista wrote “ISIS” on her cup at a location in St. Paul at a Target store on July 1. She said she was wearing a hijab and repeated her name several times
Aishah said at a news conference Monday: “When I first received the drink, I was shocked that something like this could be written today.” She calls for the barista and the manager to be fired
She said she was humiliated, furious, and belittled by the incident.
Aishah said she had asked to speak to the manager, but that in the end they defended the barista and called the incident a mistake.
The manager said to Aishah, “What’s going on? People have got their names wrong all the time, “said Jaylani Hussein, the executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), who held the news conference.
Starbucks gave Aishah a new drink and a $ 25 gift card before leaving the store.
Target released a statement saying that the barista had misheard Aisha’s name and issued an apology.
“We have investigated the matter and believe it was not an intentional act, but an unfortunate mistake that could have been avoided with greater clarity,” the statement said.
The incident took place at a Starbucks location in a Target store in Midway in St. Paul
“We are taking appropriate actions with the team member, including additional training, to make sure this doesn’t happen again,” Target added.
In a Target statement quoted by CAIR, the store said the barista “has never heard of ISIS.”
CAIR said it plans to file discrimination charges with the United States Department of Human Rights, Hussein said Monday.
“When we talk about this word ISIS and its weight in the Muslim community, unfortunately with Islamophobia – discriminatory number one is” terrorist, “said Hussein.
CAIR said it plans to file discrimination charges with the United States Department of Human Rights, Jaylani Hussein, the executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said Monday
“And the fact is here that using this word for us would be the same as a black man today, using the N word, or anything else that would be offensive,” he added.
Aishah calls for the barista and manager to be fired.
“We call on Brian Cornell and Target to make the same commitment to stand up to Islamophobia and all forms of discrimination and hatred,” said Alec Shaw, a civil rights attorney for CAIR, Monday.
Target CEO Brian Cornell made a statement in May saying that his company is committed to racism.