Bus driver demands Muslim woman to remove her niqab in UK
A niqab-wearing Muslim woman in the UK was treated like a "terrorist" after a bus driver demanded that she should remove her face cover over safety fears as he felt that she could "bomb the bus", according to media reports.
The woman, who was travelling on the First bus 24 from Easton to Bristol city centre, said she was shocked when the driver began berating her for wearing the niqab - a face veil that leaves the area around the eyes clear - soon after she boarded the bus with her two-month-old baby, BBC reported.
"He said I was scared and I was dangerous, and he kept talking about it during the journey. He was insinuating I was going to bomb the bus. How is that possible, when I've got a baby with me?," she was quoted as saying by the Bristol Live.
"I've been humiliated in public, and I'm disappointed. It’s 2018, we shouldn’t be like that. I'm being stereotyped."
"We would like to fully and unreservedly apologize to the customer for the distress caused when one of our drivers expressed his personal opinions," said a spokesman for the First Bus.
"The driver behaved in an offensive fashion that in no way reflects our deeply held values as an inclusive company which welcomes all people, irrespective of background, race, nationality or religion as customers or employees."
The driver responded: 'I care because this world is dangerous... we should see our faces."
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