BRIDGETON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Some St. Louis community leaders demand action from Taco Bell after an employee's anti-Muslim rant was taken on camera by a customer.
The man who registered the video says the employee asked him why he ordered $ 50 worth of Taco Bell. He says he told her he was a Muslim and had been stuck to Ramadan, which he said put her off.
A Taco Bell spokesman confirms the incident that occurred at the St. Charles Rock Road location in Bridgeton.
The Executive Director of the Missouri Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, also known as CAIR, says he was appalled by the video.
"It's hurt. It's reprehensible," Faizan Syed said.
In a statement, Taco Bell said:
"We welcome everyone in our restaurants and do not tolerate this type of behavior. This is a franchise location and the team member no longer involves this franchisee. The franchisee has reached the customer to ask apologize. "
But Syed says that Taco Bell needs to do more.
"Taco Bell does not appreciate the seriousness of this situation. They have not done enough. Just shooting the lady is a competition, an easy way to sweep the problem under the carpet," says Syed.
He calls Taco B ell To offer cultural competency training and want the former employee to participate.
"I want her to know that we didn't want her to be fired. We want her to be educated, "said Syed.