After being fired by the North Chicago Police Department last month, a Muslim officer has filed a lawsuit against the department citing religious discrimination.
Claiming that he was fired after he had lodged complaints with the department regarding harassment, Iranian-born Ramtin Sabet had been with the North Chicago Police since 2007. He said that he began experiencing harassment from fellow officers a few years after that.
“They started calling me names. They said I was a terrorist, I didn’t belong to the country, I should go back to Iran. They said Iran should be nuked,” Sabet described, noting that they often called him “Mr. Taliban.”
“I would show up to calls and they’d say, ‘Oh, Mr. Taliban pulled up here.’ I would call in lunch breaks on the radio traffic, asking dispatch for permission. They said, ‘Oh, Mr. Taliban wants to eat falafel and hummus,’” said Sabet.
According to North Chicago Police Chief Richard Wilson, Sabet was fired for violating department rules and regulations. He was also accused of “making racial comments about Jews and then lying about it when questioned by investigators.”
“I filed a complaint, I wanted the harassment to stop. They turned it all the way around on me and they terminated me. They accused me of untruthfulness,” said Sabet, who is suing the department for “wrongful termination.”
“I risked my life so someone could sleep better. And this is not right. This is not right, what they did to me,” he exclaimed.
H/T: Fox News
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