Muslim couple at west London supermarket harassed by racist womanAugust 13, 2017
London (IINA) – A Muslim couple remained calm and composed in the face of a tirade of racist abuse which was caught on film at a supermarket in west London recently.
As they went to pay for their shopping at the Aldi in Feltham, a woman at the opposite check out began shouting and screaming at them branding the wife’s niqab disgusting.
The husband responded by asking if she thought freedom of choice was disgusting, telling her attitude was “disgusting”.
She screamed back that he should not allow his wife to go around like that to which the wife responded that she decides herself what she wears, The Independent reported. Why should he be my boss, he’s not my boss, she said.
The husband then told the woman she should educate herself to which she asked him if he had read the Qur’an 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 is 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 yelling otherwise you are going to get banned.
The footage of the incident was uploaded to Facebook by the couple’s friend Federica Lucarelli, where it has since been viewed over 19,000 times.
She said no one intervened to stop the woman before the Aldi staff member.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police told MailOnline: ‘We are aware of a video circulating on social media which appears to show a woman shouting racial abuse at an unknown victim.
‘It is believed that the incident, reported to police by a third party on 2 August, happened on 31 July at a supermarket in Feltham.
‘Officers from the Community Safety Unit at Hounslow borough are investigating. There have been no arrests.’
In the past year, the Met has seen a 13 percent rise in Islamophobic crimes.
Source: International Islamic News Agency