Skip to comments.7 men sue Florida City Denny's after being called 'bin Ladens'
Posted on 04/28/2005 6:03:35 AM PDT by StuLongIsland
From the South Florida Sun-Sentinel 7 men sue Florida City Denny's after being called 'bin Ladens WB39 report: Seven men sue Denny's in Florida City for discrimination (WB39) Apr 28, 2005 (RealVideo) By Chrystian Tejedor Miami Bureau April 28, 2005 Seven men of Middle Eastern descent have sued a Denny's restaurant in Florida City, claiming the restaurant refused to serve them. Ehab Albarabi, Nabil Arafat, Usama El-A-Baidy, Esam Hessein, Mohammad Natour, Usama Mohamed and Ehab Mohamed, all of Boca Raton, filed the civil rights suit April 22 in Miami-Dade Circuit Court. They seek $4 million each from the owner and a former manager of the restaurant. The suit alleges that last year the restaurant discriminated against the men and humiliated them. "We certainly are very hurt by all of this," 31-year-old Ehab Mohamed said Wednesday. "We are in fear of being discriminated everywhere we go." The men decided to stop for food at the Denny's in Florida City shortly after 2 a.m. on Jan. 11, 2004, attorney Alan Kauffman said. According to the suit, the discrimination started when the waitress who took their drink orders took "an unusually long time" to bring their drinks and take their food order. After waiting more than one hour, Albarabi asked manager Eduardo Ascano about the delay. According to the suit, Ascano called the men "Bin Ladens," referring to al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. After waiting another 30 minutes, El-A-Baidy questioned the manager about the remark and delay. According to the suit, Ascano said, "We don't serve Bin Laden's here ... You're not welcome here anymore."
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Sounds like Scrappleface.
Maybe I can sue if I am told to smile and I have no teeth. What else is new. They are really annoying.
Ha..Ha..Ha....Get over it...You need to stop your kind from killing people because they are not Muslims....
Boy, I hope a Denny's manager doesn't make a crack about Nazis if he gets a customer named Adolph Hilter.
Why didn't they just self detonate?
I think there may be more to this story. They just sat there for an hour politely waiting? I wouldn't have. Anyway. I didn't see anything about them being American. I would like to know where they were going at 2 am.
In case you haven't figured it out, you're not welcome in this country anymore. Get out, and take your friends and relatives with you.
Thought just occurred to me - instead of sueing people because there is a finger in your chile - change your name to Osama benladen - then when some one makes a crack about your name sue them.
That was you don't have to commit a crime to get the ball rolling.
Just have the ACLU print you up a bunch of the forms so all you have to do in fill in the same of the person you are sueing - regular production line.
File all of them in the 9th Circus Court in California.
yeah, and since this is a free country I am free to not like someone by their nationality if we are at war with it! considering the names their countrymen are calling ours(include cutting off their heads!) I'd say SUCK IT UP ASSHOLES AND DON'T THINK WE'RE ABOUT PAYING MILLIONS FOR HURT FEELINGS and while we're at it....the american people have been about as pc as we're gonna be with you people, thank your lucky stars that we went so far as to NOT inter you in camps or ship you back to your homeland, or beat you sensless! Your lucky you can fly on planes or eat in our restaraunts since we are at war with your kind at the moment and you don't have to common sense to take the towel off your head and be understanding of the position we're in! I swear to god that if these guys get a dime I'm gonna sue the next towelhead i see for offending my sensibilities while we're at war with their dress.
Calling them bin Ladens was uncalled for. Should have called them disciples of a mentally unbalanced bandit pedophile.
decaf and spellcheck
Denny's set itself up for this kind of stuff after their first payoff.
Don't most eating establishments have a " we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone" sign?
My solution, and the solution of my eight friends, was to never eat at Denny's again. I've held up my end of the bargain, six years, two cities, and one marriage later. The friends I still keep in touch with have, too. As for the old man, I have no idea.
They misunderstood the guy. What he said was "How long have you been waitin'?"
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