A Christian woman in Jordan said today (May 27, 2012) that she is suing her Gulf Arab employer for firing her, because she refused to abide by a new dress code forcing her to cover her head, the Huffington Post website reports.
"We are not in Iran, we are in Jordan, and we must continue to enjoy personal and religious freedoms as stipulated by our constitution," said Vivian Salameh, 45, an assistant manager of corporate operations at the Jordan Dubai Islamic Bank since March 2010 until she was fired a week ago.
"I'm Christian. Why should I wear something not dictated by my religion?" she said.
Christians make up about 4 percent of Jordan's 6 million predominantly Islamic population.