Muslim couple harassed in London, woman's niqab called 'disgusting'

Woman shouts at couple, tells wife that she looks like a pillar box


News Desk August 07, 2017
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A Muslim couple has been victim to hate speech yet again at a supermarket in West London, the Independent reported.

The couple, which remained calm and composed, in the face of a racist abuse being hurled at them, made a video of the harassment at the supermarket. As they went to pay for their shopping at the Aldi store in Feltham, a woman at the opposite checkout began shouting.

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The wife had been wearing a niqab, which the woman deemed as ‘disgusting’. Amidst the shouting, the husband responded by questioning whether “freedom of choice” was disgusting, and telling the woman that her attitude was disgusting.

The wife responded by saying that she does so out of her own will; “Why should he be my boss, he’s not my boss”, she said. The husband then told the abusive woman that she should educate herself, to which she asked if he had ever read the Holy Quran, because he was “supposed to be a peaceful person".

She then pointed at the wife and said: “You shouldn’t be around like that, you look like a bloody pillar box”. The husband then said it was his wife’s choice to wear the niqab while the woman continued to shout “disgusting, absolutely disgusting”.

Another man’s voice, believed to be an Aldi employee, is then heard telling the woman to stop shouting “otherwise you are going to get banned”. The footage of the incident has been uploaded by a friend of the couple – Federica Luarelli, and has been viewed more than 37,000 times.

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Watch the video below:

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