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WATCH: Muslim woman in London told to leave McDonald's for wearing a headscarf
By: Barfi Culture Team
Published: 1st December 2017

McDonald's UK has today apologised after a video emerged showing a Muslim woman being asked to leave the store for wearing a hijab.

The woman then started recording the incident, during which a staff member said: "It's just a matter of taking it off...".

The 19-year-old, who did not want to be named, is heard saying in response: "It’s not just a matter of taking it off. I wear this for religious reasons and I’m not ashamed of it, and I will stand in line and I will get the food I want, because this isn’t OK."

Her friend Sabrina tweeted about the incident and published the video on Twitter too.



"My friend was refused service at a McDonalds today in London because she was wearing a Hijab. When she started recording the incident, she was told to stop but thankfully didn’t," she tweeted last night.

"Thank you to the kind man who defended her against the security guard and employees at the store..." she added.

When contacted online, McDonald's UK tweeted in response: "Hi we don’t have a policy which restricts/ prevents anyone wearing hijab or any other religious dress from coming to restaurants."

"We welcome customers of all faiths & apologise to the customer as this shouldn’t have happened."

The incident occurred at McDonald's on Seven Sisters Road in Holloway, north London.


Article published on 1st December 2017 in the World section




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