The hijab is the chip on Britain's shoulder

February 5, 2018

Published in The New Arab















Barely a week passes without a British Muslim woman hitting the headlines. 

In the last week alone, endless column inches have been devoted to the Muslim mother-of-two who blames UKIP's Jayda Fransen for her miscarriage, to Amena Khan, the beauty blogger whose contract with L'Oreal ended because of her political opinions, and to Furheen Ashrif, dentist, Scot, and wife of Scottish Labour politician, Anas Sarwar.


This week, Sarwar went public about events that took place in summer 2017, in which a prominent Labour member revoked her support of Sarwar's bid for Scottish Labour leader after seeing his wife in hijab.


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