According to an Associated Press report, "A former township police officer who is Muslim and of Arab descent has filed a lawsuit claiming he was fired because of his ethnic background and religion."
The former officer, Hussein Hojeije, claims that "he was harassed by other officers who routinely made fun of Arab-Americans, Indian-Americans and Muslims." For example, the suit alleges that his supervisor said: ''I can't remember your first name, what is it, Saddam Hussein?''
Not surprisingly, the police department responds by stating that Hojeije was fired for performance reasons alone.
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