Muslim woman ‘has face veil ripped off in racist attack’ outside London university

A Muslim woman from a university’s Islamic society was racially abused and had her face veil ripped off in a “disgusting” attack outside campus buildings, it is claimed.

The group of students were running a stall outside the Strand campus of King’s College London as part of its Discover Islam week yesterday afternoon at 1pm when they were confronted by two men.

In an altercation lasting around 30 minutes, one woman had her niqab pulled away and suffered a string of racist taunts, it has been claimed.

One of the students running the stall wrote on Facebook afterwards that she was “absolutely sickened” by the “disgusting display of racism and Islamophobia”.

Speaking on behalf of the women, Hareem Ghani, a member of the university’s Islamic Society, said the men kept asking: “Why are you wearing that on your face?”

Ms Ghani said: “It escalated from there and one of them reached out to the sisters and pulled off her niqab.

“Security were called but they only responded 15 minutes afterwards.”

The Absurdist Hijabs and Instagram Wizardry of One Millennial Artist

When the New York-based artist Meriem Bennani took off this past August for a two-month stint of surfing, filming and researching in her native Rabat, Morocco, the 27-year-old commemorated the occasion by posting a quick Instagram video of herself whizzing between New York and Morocco with a single swing of the camera. Two weeks later, Bennani posted from a shoot in Barcelona: stills from the latest episode of “Fardaous Funjab,” her fake reality TV show centered on a fictitious hijab designer and her absurdist headpieces. Playing on the idioms of post-Internet culture, the young video artist’s Instagram acts as an alternative outlet for her impressive skills as an animator and filmmaker, and for her outlandish sense of humor. “Reality TV and Instagram have their own languages,” says the Cooper Union graduate. “I like toying with the familiar and then making it into something else.”

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Gisele Bundchen accused of mocking Islam with burqa disguise in France

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen is taking heat for reportedly disguising herself in a burqa so she could sneak in and out of a French plastic surgery clinic undetected.

Mrs. Bundchen, wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, and her younger sister wore the traditional Muslim clothing in Paris during the holy month of Ramadan, irking devout Muslims and people who support the country’s burqa ban, the New York Post repo

Gisele Bundchen dons a burqa in Paris. Photo: CHP/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES
Gisele Bundchen dons a burqa in Paris.


“In the street it is illegal to wear the burqa! It therefore violated French law,” wrote a commentator on the French-language gossip site Public. “A cap and a scarf would have been less conspicuous.”

“She’s not doing it for Islam. This is very bad,” Imam Muhammad Abdullah Kamal Al-Azhari of the Astoria Islamic Center in Queens told the Post. “She’s wearing a holy thing for a bad purpose.”

A clerk at Islam Fashion in Astoria called the stunt “disrespectful to Islam.”

“This is a religious garment. It’s not so you can hide when you’re going for a doctor’s appointment,” Shazia ­Raheel told the Post.

Dutch Staffing Agency Refuses Job to Woman “If She Wears a Headscarf”

February 7, 2014


An 18 year old woman applying for a job with the staffing agency All-In was told that she could not work there if she wore a headscarf. The woman did not wear a headscarf to the interview, but had done so during a previous internship. The company asked her about the headscarf, stating “we are a Dutch company and are allowed to make demands.”

Judith van Aalst, a spokesperson for All-In, is quoted by /Spits/ as saying All-In was warning the woman about possible client reactions: “Some 95% of our clients are Polish and she might have been bullied. That is why I raised the headscarf issue.” The woman is now making a formal complaint to the police.

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