Originally Posted by ethanm
Yeah, that's definitely not a Muslim thing either. This guy is just a dickhead. If a woman extends her hand to you then you shake it. What you're not supposed to do is extend your hand to a woman. If a woman doesn't offer her hand then you put your right hand over your heart and give a slight head bow.
If/when you use the religion as an excuse it becomes a religious thing and when a religious interest group comes in and defends it, it becomes even more so.
When you have a governmental equality bureau, which sole job is to defend equal rights, whether it is race, gender or religious, it seems daft that they hold a chosen thing over a non chosen thing.
It seems even more idiotic when they job in question is in customer service and it could hurt the employer, if it happened with a client, instead of a senior employee.
Shit like this only makes the climate towards islam as a region in Europe even more strenuous.