Muslim hotel owner found guilty of discrimination for chasing Jews from pool

Click photo to download. Caption: The Shangri-La hotel in Santa Monica, Calif. Credit: Shagri-La.

( The Muslim owner of a Los Angeles-area hotel who reportedly shouted “Get the [expletive] Jews out of my pool!” was found guilty of discrimination on Aug. 15. 

Santa Monica Superior Court ordered Tamie Adaya, owner of Hotel Shangri-La, to pay $1.2 million in damages to Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF), which had held a pool party two years ago at the hotel that Adaya allegedly ended with her verbal tirade.

“The jury clearly felt that the defendants acted intentionally, with malice, and discriminated against this group of young Jews, and justice was done,” said James Turken, FIDF’s lawyer, according to the Los Angeles Jewish Journal.

Adaya, who is of Pakistani descent, also removed FIDF’s banner and literature from her hotel. She was found guilty of violating California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act.

Posted on August 17, 2012 .