I am truly all for religious freedom. I am not at all for a religious organization flexing its power to sue anybody or any company for discrimination where none exists ("Disney host: Could not wear hijab," Aug. 19). A 2.5-year employee of Disneyland, Imane Boudlal, suddenly objects to not being able to wear her Muslim headdress at the Storyteller's Café, where she formerly was content to work, headscarf-free? Disneyland offers her the option to have another job where she can wear her headscarf, and she refuses this compromise?
This clearly smacks of Boudlal being used as a pawn of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, members of which showed up at work with her to protest discrimination. How silly is this! We all know that Disneyland's employees who serve the public wear costumes designated for their characters or roles — every bit as much as Boudial would need to wear a costume in a stage play or a movie, forsaking her head scarf. If Boudial cared about wearing her hijab, she wouldn't have accepted a job as a "character" at Disneyland in the first place.