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Sexist firm slurred my faith: suit

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They made fun of her religion and snorted sexist comments, and now she is fighting back.

They allegedly made fun of her Muslim religion and snorted sexist comments, and now Lobna Abdelrehim is fighting back against the "Animal House" antics of her Wall Street business-publishing firm with a lawsuit.

In papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Abdelrehim said she was given a memo by her bosses at GDS International to use her "sex to sell," sent numerous e-mails "depicting men in Muslim garb as raging homicidal terrorists," and unwittingly turned into a finalist for a "Most Allergic to Conservative Clothing" contest at the company Christmas party.

"I was so embarrassed," Abdelrehim said, adding that everything in the office "is girls and sex" -- even staff e-mail updates, which sometimes feature pictures of women cavorting in bikinis.

The firm "is like a throwback to the 1950s," said her lawyer, Jack Tuckner.

The company did not return a call for comment.

By: Dareh Gregorian, NEW YORK POST

 

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