He was a middle aged Muslim man living and working in Sweden. On his daily commute from Stockholm, the man found a quiet place in order to pray. “I started to pray but then the conductor arrived and shoved me three times in the backalmost causing me to topple over.” She demanded his ticket but the man did not wish to interrupt his prayers. After concluding them, he went to find her in order to show his ticket. She refused to examine his monthly pass and had him thrown off the train.
The railroad eventually agreed to pay him $152, but when he appealed to the Swedish Equality Ombudsman, they rejected his plea for an apology. They found no evidence of discrimination.