Press Release: IHRC Statement in Response to British Airway’s Decision to Ban an Employee from Wearing the Cross Openly

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Islamic Human Rights Commission

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21 November 2006

Press Release: IHRC Statement in Response to British Airway’s Decision to Ban an Employee from Wearing the Cross Openly

In response to the news that British Airways has banned one of its employees, Nadia Eweida, from wearing a cross openly at work, IHRC Chair Massoud Shadjareh states:

“We are very shocked that not only British Airways has failed to value the religiosity of its employee but has done everything within its power to ban its expression. IHRC is quite concerned by the anti religious trend of today’s society and calls on all civil society organizations to stand up for the right of all.”

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Islamic Human Rights Commission
PO Box 598
Wembley
HA9 7XH
United Kingdom

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