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Muslim man accuses Starbucks employee of discrimination after he saw what was written on his cup
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Muslim man accuses Starbucks employee of discrimination after he saw what was written on his cup

And it happened in the city of another Starbucks racism accusation

A Muslim man claims that he was discriminated against after a Starbucks employee misspelled his name on his order at their location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Niquel Johnson says he was wearing traditional Middle Eastern clothing at the Starbucks when he spotted the word "ISIS" scrawled on his order.

He says that he told the barista that his name was "Aziz," which is the name he uses.

"Abdul Aziz is the name I normally go by; it means servant of the Almighty," said Johnson to NBC News.

"But I shortened it for them," he explained. "'Aziz' alone means mighty."

Johnson says he didn't notice what was written on his order until 20 mins later when he joined his friends.

"I was shocked at first, and then angry because I felt as though we were discriminated against," he explained.

Starbucks says that there was no discrimination, but rather a simple misspelling and misunderstanding.

A spokesman for the chain said that they had contacted Johnson and apologized for the mistake.

"The customer approached and provided the name 'Aziz,'" the spokesman explained. "The barista mistakenly spelled it incorrectly."

The incident mirrors a controversial arrest of two black men at a Starbucks in the same city for loitering. The chain later settled with the two men after a public furor that accused the store manager of acting in a discriminatory manner against them.

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Carlos Garcia

Carlos Garcia

Staff Writer

Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News.