Muslim woman sues Missouri gun shop over hijab removal rule

Eric Greitens
Posted at 12:14 PM, Dec 29, 2021
and last updated 2022-01-04 13:25:25-05

A federal lawsuit alleges that a Missouri firearms store and gun range refused to let a Muslim woman use a shooting range unless she removed her hijab. A Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization and an Independence law firm filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Frontier Justice in Lee’s Summit, alleging the gun range's dress code discriminates against Muslim women who wear the religious head covering. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Rania Barakat after she went to the store in January 2020. Frontier Justice officials said in a statement that the dress code is designed to keep gun range patrons safe and are not discriminatory.