Muslim man claims work clothes were stuffed with bacon by boss

5 days ago 53

UNION, New Jersey (WABC) -- An car technician successful New Jersey is speaking retired aft helium claims that helium was the repeated unfortunate of anti-Muslim bias incidents enacted by his boss.

"The car motor volition stroke up oregon person issues and helium would spell and accidental 'oh you blew it up, you Arabs ever similar to stroke things up,'" said alleged hatred transgression unfortunate Nimer Musa. "In the past helium had joked astir feeding maine bacon bites."

Nimer Musa said these were conscionable a fewer examples of the repeated behaviour of hatred allegedly spewed by his erstwhile manager astatine work.

In an Eyewitness News exclusive interview, the car technician astatine a Subaru work halfway successful Union, New Jersey said that was conscionable the beginning.

He said a time aft helium filed a ailment with quality resources, his manager was terminated.

ALSO READ | Bronx DA urges recognition paper companies to chopped ties with shade weapon sellers

However, the manager allegedly returned to the workplace past month, a fewer days aft being fired, to cod his idiosyncratic belongings.

That's erstwhile Musa said helium recovered bacon stuffed successful his enactment garment pockets, his pants and his boots.

"Bacon fell retired of my enactment shirt," helium said.

Musa is Muslim, and they are prohibited from consuming pork.

"After that bacon I haven't been the aforesaid to beryllium honest," Musa said. "I haven't been sleeping well. I've been throwing up. Just origin unfortunately, I had to interaction it. At first, I didn't cognize what it was. I digged successful my pockets and lipid everywhere."

The Union Police Department is investigating this arsenic a bias incident.

The Council connected American Islamic Relations released a statement:

"This alleged bias harassment and intimidation is reprehensible and should ne'er beryllium tolerated. We applaud Subaru for taking enactment against the bigoted employee. We convey the Union Police Department for launching an investigation."

Musa was calved and raised successful this country. He archetypal faced hatred erstwhile helium was lone astir 5 years old. He remembers it arsenic if it was yesterday.

ALSO READ | 1,000-pound large achromatic shark spotted swimming adjacent the Jersey shore

"Right aft 9/11 my begetter had a lawsuit that came, helium works astatine a rental car company, helium came to prime up his rental," helium said. "My begetter is thing but nice, polite, helium tried to assistance the customer. The lawsuit told him spell backmost to your country."

* Get Eyewitness News Delivered
* More New Jersey news
* Send america a quality tip
* Download the abc7NY app for breaking quality alerts
* Follow america connected YouTube
Submit a News Tip

Copyright © 2022 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.

Read Entire Article