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The Foreigner National costume hijab sparks racial hatred. Labour’s (Ap) Sahfana M. Ali became the target of harassment after uploading a photo to Facebook. The politician visited Embla Costume Makers in western Norway’s Stavanger, Saturday, to try her new national costume (bunad) from Rogaland County with a specially-made hijab to suit. Posting a photograph of herself in the Frajford pattern garment alongside the shop owner, both Ms Ali and the shop were subjected to racist comments shortly afterwards.

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National costume hijab sparks racial hatred

Published on Tuesday, 21st June, 2016 at 14:36 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 21st June 2016 at 15:20.

Labour’s (Ap) Sahfana M. Ali became the target of harassment after uploading a photo to Facebook.



The politician visited Embla Costume Makers in western Norway’s Stavanger, Saturday, to try her new national costume (bunad) from Rogaland County with a specially-made hijab to suit.

Posting a photograph of herself in the Frajford pattern garment alongside the shop owner, both Ms Ali and the shop were subjected to racist comments shortly afterwards.

Profiled Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (Pegida) supporter, Merete Hodne, had shared the same picture on her Facebook wall.

Regional publication Stavanger Aftenblad also reported that Ms Hodne encouraged people to boycott the shop in protest.

In her post, the Norwegian accused the parties of making “a mockery” of the Norwegian culture.                               

Derogatory comments included references to Muslims and animals, and telling Ms Ali to “go home” – which was preceded by an expletive.

Another declared that Ms Ali “would not become a Norwegian just by changing clothes.” Threats were made as well.

The politician, who is originally from Sri Lanka, has stated to Stavanger Aftenblad that she has lived in Norway’s oil capital for the majority of her life.

“I’m just as much from Norway as I am from Sri Lanka. I am married to a Norwegian man and I have children, all of whom are born in Norway,” she said. The bunad is a gift from her husband.

Both Ms Ali and Embla shop-owner Marianne Lambersøy have reported the hate speech matter to police. Using a privately-owned photo without consent is also included in the complaint.

“There’s to be zero tolerance for these types of remarks,” the politician told the publication.

Facebook deleted the photo posted to Merete Hodne’s page, but the issue was still being debated on right extremist internet forums as of Monday evening.  

The Pegida supporter did not wish to comment to Stavanger Aftenblad about the issue.




Published on Tuesday, 21st June, 2016 at 14:36 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 21st June 2016 at 15:20.

This post has the following tags: hatespeech, racism, bunad, nationalcostume, paywall.





  
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