McDonald's Refuses To Woman Because She Is A Muslim

The student was told not be rude by when she called the security guard's request'f****** ridiculous

The woman, who is 19 years old and says in the clip she lives near by, goes to the till to ask who has implemented the anti-hijab policy after being confronted by the security guard.

"It's not just a matter of taking it off".

When another member of the public intervenes to defend the teenager, the guard says: "It's none of your business". This is actual like, a hate crime.

This comes as many incidents of women being targeted for wearing a hijab in the past few years.

The video shows the woman, a British Muslim of Middle Eastern descent, asking the guard why she can not enter McDonald's.

The woman, who has been living in the United Kingdom all her life and claims she has previously never been asked to remove her hijab, replied: "It's not just a matter of taking it off".

The video, which was uploaded to Twitter, shows the student in the doorway of McDonald's on Seven Sisters Road in Holloway.

Voices can then be heard telling her "don't be rude" and "stop swearing" and she replies: 'I am not being rude. "I'm not going to stop it, it's my legal right to film because i've been living in the United Kingdom for 19 years and this is the first time i've faced this kind of discrimination and I'm shocked".

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"The friend I was with was shocked and scared, and said it was a risky situation", the victim told reporters when discussing how she felt about the whole ordeal. "I've been living in the United Kingdom for 19 years and this is the first time I'm faced with this kind of discrimination".

The incident was first reported by the Guardian The woman told the paper: "I thought: 'It's finally happening to me, ' like it has to so many hijabis". When it was over, I finally realized how these situations can become risky.

Eventually, the woman told the media outlet that she chose to never walk into McDonald's again. "This is not a one-off thing", she said.

In a statement, a McDonald's spokesperson said the fast food chain doesn't have a policy that restricts people wearing hijab or other religious clothing from entering.

We welcome customers of all faiths and sincerely apologize for this situation.

"We are taking this matter extremely seriously and are addressing this with the individuals involved".

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