Mohamed Kotbi, waiter at the famous Waldorf Astoria, was asked to change his Muslim name.

*There is still a lot of paranoia over Muslims in America since the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center Towers. Even with Osama bin Laden out of the way, there is fear that there will be a fierce retaliation.

In one of Manhattan’s top hotels, the fear had grown so much that the management asked one of its wait staff to change his Muslim name to a more American sounding name, so guests would not be afraid to dine there. (more…)