VIDEO: 19-Year-Old Girl Ordered to Take Hijab off at McDonald’s in London
By Reem Tolba
Another day, another hate crime against an innocent teenager who wanted nothing but to enjoy food. A security guard at McDonald’s in the UK refused to serve a hijabi girl unless she took off her headscarf.
The incident took place at McDonald’s branch on Seven Sisters Road, North London. We here at Scoop Empire salute the the courageous 19-year-old girl who stood up for herself and refused to take her hijab off. Instead, she constantly reminded that the Islamophobe that he is being a bigot.
“Why can’t I come into McDonald’s? Because I’m wearing a hijab?” she said. “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,” she said.
“We welcome customers of all faiths and sincerely apologize for this situation. We are taking this matter very seriously and are addressing the situation with the individuals involved; the security guard, from a third party company, has been suspended,” a spokesman from the branch said.
The woman chose to remain anonymous but reported to BBC Asian Network that the apology is not enough.