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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

This petition was delivered to:
  • Shreveport Deputy Chief
    Duane Huddleston
  • Subway Public Relations
    L. Axelrod
  • President and CEO of Subway
    Fred DeLuca
  • 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


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