US Airbnb Host Banned After Rejecting Student With Hijab
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Buzzfeed News obtained several screenshots of a conversation between Airbnb host "Claudia" and Nurjahan Saleque, who was seeking a short-term Hamburg, Germany apartment while she pursues her
"I'm sorry Nurjahan but as I saw you were wearing a veil I don't think you'd fit into our neighborhood," responded Airbnb host "Claudia," in the screenshots obtained by Buzzfeed. "The apartment is free in that time."
Airbnb Host Banned After Rejecting Student With Hijab
"I’m saddened that you live in such a home and neighbourhood where you feel that I could not be accepted based on this.” Airbnb has since banned the host from the platform entirely and cited their terms of service as cause for her outright removal. "As soon as we learned about this terrible incident, we removed the host from our community and offered the guest our full support," Airbnb said in a statement. “All Airbnb users must sign on to our Community Commitment and treat everyone in the Airbnb community with respect and without judgement or bias.
Saleque said she had to re-read the message to make sure she was not "mistaken" before seeking advice from friends and ultimately sending a lengthy response to the host. Saleque ridiculed the host for rejecting her based solely on a shallow, xenophobic mindset.
“It’s a shocking reflection of you to know that you judged me as a person based on a garment of clothing that is meant to demonstrate respect,” she wrote. “I’m saddened that you live in such a home and
Airbnb has since banned the host from the platform entirely and cited their terms of service as
"As soon as we learned about this terrible incident, we removed the host from our community and offered the guest our full support," Airbnb said in a statement. “All Airbnb users must sign on to our Community Commitment and treat everyone in the Airbnb community with respect and without
Saleque told Buzzfeed she received an apology from Airbnb company representatives and they gave her funds to find a different place.
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