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Hijab-wearing teen hits out at Starbucks after barista writes 'ISIS' on coffee

A hijab-wearing teenager has hit out at Starbucks after being handed a coffee cup with ‘ ISIS ’ scrawled on the front.

Aishah, 19, claims she ordered a coffee at an outlet in St Paul, Minnesota, on July 1 – but was horrified to see the terror group’s name written on her cup.

She claims she was wearing a hijab when she placed the order at the kiosk in a Target store, and repeated her name several times.

She said: “When I first received the drink I was in shock that in this day and age something like this could be written.”

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Aishah’s attorney told a press conference how the store manager defended the barista – who claimed to have innocently misheard her name.

Aishah, 19, says she was in a full hijab when she made the order

The manager allegedly said: “What’s the issue? People get their names wrong all the time.”

He eventually sent her away with a new drink and a $ 25 gift card.

A Target spokesman said: “We have investigated the matter and believe that it was not a deliberate act but an unfortunate mistake that could have been avoided with more clarification.

Jaylani Hussein, the executive director for the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, has filed discrimination changes with the coffee chain

“We’re taking appropriate actions with the team member, including additional training, to ensure this does not occur again.

“The barista has never heard of ISIS.”

Aishah is filing discrimination charges with the US Department of Human Rights – and has called for both the barista and manager to be fired.

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Jaylani Hussein, the executive director for the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said: “When we talk about this word ISIS and the weight that it has in the Muslim community, unfortunately with Islamophobia — the number one thing discriminatory identified is ‘terrorist’.

“And the fact of the matter here is that using this word for us would be the same as a Black man today, being used the N-word, or anything else that would be offensive.”

Civil Rights attorney Alec Shaw added: “We call on Brian Cornell and Target to make the same commitment to stand against Islamophobia and all forms of discrimination and hate.”

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