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Petitioning Shreveport Deputy Chief Duane Huddleston and 15 others

Subway: Investigate the hate-crime that occurred against a Muslim family at your franchise owned by Rep. John Fleming


For a family to be denied service and be forcibly locked out of a restaurant in the 21st century because of their faith is not only unacceptable, but harmful to the fabric of our society and a flagrant hate-crime.

"Mohammad Husain and his wife were looking for a bite to eat and a nice place to relax when they stopped in last month at a Shreveport, La. Subway owned by Rep. John Fleming (R-LA). But that visit soon turned turbulent, Husain told TPM recently, when he found himself locked out of the Subway franchise and his wife locked inside with an employee telling them they were not welcome there because they were Muslim." - TPM

It is unacceptable to see this type of discrimination committed against two innocent Americans trying to have a typical family meal at a Subway. Even more inexcusable is Subway's unwillingness to investigate the hate-crime. The Shreveport Police Department also has yet to return calls to investigate the situation even after Mohammad Husain had called 911 after his wife was locked inside the restaurant. Instead, he was patted down and searched by the officer as if he was a suspected terrorist. We demand that both Subway and the Shreveport Police Department as well as Rep. John Fleming who own's this Subway franchise investigate the incident and issue respective reprimands to the employees involved.

See: 

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/12/john_fleming_muslim_subway.php

http://www.ktbs.com/news/Muslim-man-claims-discrimination-from-local-Subway/-/144844/17616930/-/15balp8/-/index.html

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/12/04/1283251/gop-congressmans-restaurant-accused-of-turning-away-muslim-couple/?mobile=nc

 

1. Please sign the petition to send a message that this is unacceptable behavior from their employees, and to demand that an investigation be started

2. File a Complaint with Subway by calling 800-888-4848

3. Demand the Shreveport Police Department begin an investigation by calling (318) 673-7300

Letter to
Shreveport Deputy Chief Duane Huddleston
Subway Public Relations L. Axelrod
President and CEO of Subway Fred DeLuca
and 13 others
Shreveport Assistant Chief of Investigations Travis Hayes
Shreveport Lieutenant Gayle Mcfarland
Shreveport Training Academy Lieutenant Richard Carroll
Shreveport Commander Captain Jacqueline V. Willis
Shreveport Communications Bureau Captain Jim Haacker
Shreveport Administration Bureau Captain Ray Goeckel
Shreveport Chief Administrative Assistant Sergeant Bill Goodin
Subway Public Relations Les Winograd
Subway Public Relations Kevin Kane
Shreveport Public Information Officer Corporal Marcus Hines
Chief of Police Willie L. Shaw
Subway Corporation
Representative John Fleming
We demand that both Subway and the Shreveport Police Department as well as Rep. John Fleming who own's this Subway franchise investigate the hate-crime against Mohammed Husain and his wife and issue respective reprimands to the employees involved.

This petition is in reference to the incident that occurred at a Subway franchise on November 21st, 2012 in Shreveport, LA as reported in the following news outlets:

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/12/john_fleming_muslim_subway.php

http://www.ktbs.com/news/Muslim-man-claims-discrimination-from-local-Subway/-/144844/17616930/-/15balp8/-/index.html