Muslim woman sues Disney for religious discrimination

A Muslim woman who worked at a Disney resort hotel is suing the company over religious discrimination.

Imane Boudlal was a hostess at the Storytellers Cafe at the Grand Californian Hotel and wanted to wear her hijab, or Muslim head scarf or hijab, which many Muslim women consider essential to their faith.

You'd think that wouldn't be a problem, considering Disney's mind-numbing mantra of "it's a small world after all." But it was.

Boudlal said, "One of my managers called me and they said, Imane, you're not in compliance with Disney look. Your hijab wasn't provided by Disney. Either you can work at the back (away from park customers) or you go home."

So she went home and called the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union). This week, they filed a lawsuit against Disney claiming religious discrimination.

"This is not Mickey Mouse bigotry," said ACLU lawyer Mark Rosenbaum. "It is cold and calculating religious intolerance."

Imane's suit also claims her Mickey Mouse co-workers didn't exactly welcome her with open arms.

She claims she was called a camel, a terrorist and even "Kunta Kinte." Why the refernece to the slave character from Alex Haley's"Roots"? We're not sure, but it's proof you don't have to be a Mensa to be racist.

Disney responded to the suit by saying they have "a history of accommodating religious requests from cast members" (that's their cutesy name for employees). They claim they offered Boudlal several options like wearing a hat over her scarf, but she refused saying it made "a joke of me and my religion."

Now it's up to the court to decide: is this just a money-grab or is Imane Boudlal really trying to bring true diversity to Disney?