Video footage appears to show a Mcdonald’s security guard stopping hijab-wearing Muslim women entering the restaurant.
She asks: “Why can’t I come into McDonald’s? Because I’m wearing a hijab?”
The security guard replies: “It’s just a matter of taking it off.”
She adds: “This is a hate crime. I just want to know who’s implementing this policy because this is f****** ridiculous.
“I’m so shocked right now. I’ve been living in the UK for 19 years and this is the first time I’m faced with this kind of discrimination.”
The student told the Guardian newspaper:
Guardian: “I thought ‘it’s finally happening to me’, like it has to so many hijabis.
“It didn’t feel real because I had seen so many videos like this and it was finally happening to me in real life. I was in so much disbelief.
“The friend I was with was shocked and scared, and said it was a risky situation.
“When it was over, I finally realised how these situations can become dangerous. This is not a one-off thing. I will never walk into a McDonald’s again.”
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Muslim van driver who mounted pavement and drove into five men has jail sentence cut
Shocking footage shows Lugman Aslam, 26, ploughed into with his van whilst he fasts for Ramadan
The shocking footage shows Lugman Aslam, 26, purpose use his vehicle as a battering ram against a group of 5 men who went flying ‘like skittles’.
Aslam had been fasting for Ramadan and could not justify his actions.
The father-of-one had his jail term cut to four years at London’s Appeal Court on Friday. He was originally sentenced to 5 years jail time and 4 and a half years driving ban.
The jail term cut was awarded as the driver was not initially rewarded for his guilty pleas.
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Recorder Justin Wigoder said: ‘I have to take into account the way this incident came about.
‘You reversed, not hard, into an individual which led to him and a group attacking you.
‘That incident passed and they walked off. What you did after that is totally shocking.
‘You quite deliberately drove your van at that group who were walking along the pavement.
‘I’ve seen it on CCTV and you deliberately mounted the pavement and drove straight at them and right through the middle of them at speed.
‘Some were thrown to the side and three were struck by your vehicle front-on, with one going over the bonnet and hitting the windscreen.
‘It’s quite remarkable that nobody was seriously hurt or killed and the only injuries complained of were bruises and scratches.
‘One indication of the force of the collision was your windscreen was smashed – you claimed it had been hit by an animal when you got it repaired.
‘You accept your intention, driving at them, was to cause serious injury and that’s what makes this case so serious.
‘The motivation was driving at them to get your revenge, to get your own back from the fact they’d assaulted you.’
The Recorder added: ‘I accept it was completely out of character.
‘You’re of very positive good previous character and I’ve received a considerable number of references setting out all the good that is in you.
‘You’re a good family man with a young daughter and I take that very much into account.’
The prosecutor told the court that the reason why the men did not suffer serious injuries was down to a design in the bumper of the van.