Muslim Man Sues Washington Employer For Firing Over Beard

SEATTLE - (AP) A Seattle-area Muslim man is suing his former employer, claiming he was fired as a security guard for refusing to shave the beard he wears for religious reasons. Abdulkadir Omar, 22, filed his federal lawsuit July 15 in Seattle against Sacramento-based American Patriot Security, seeking back pay. . . . Full version available to subscribers.