(AhlulBayt News Agency) - A woman was told by airport security that she was not allowed to board when she tried to get on her plane to London – because she was wearing a hijab.
The student refused to remove her headscarf after watching nuns walk through without being asked to remove their habits.
Aghnia Adzkia claims she was discriminated against by Italian airport staff.
The Indonesian citizen filmed her experience at Ciampino Airport in the Italian capital of Rome.
The security official can be heard saying: ‘You are not safe.
‘You could hide something in your hair. If you don’t take it off, we do not know if there’s something inside, okay? You are not safe for us.’
She had refused to take off her hijab on principle saying she was being unfairly targeted.
The Goldsmith university student claims a male security officer then dragged her out of the security area in ‘indecent way’ grabbing her bag and shouting at her to be quiet.
Speaking to Mail Online, Ms Adzkiasaid: ‘I completely understand about what is going in the world lately. I stand against terrorism and that’s not Islam.
Ms Adzkia can be seen repeatedly demanding to see the law stating that the hijab must be removed at an airport security check.
‘Yet, what I’ve experienced in Rome was shocking, the way they treated me indecently has shown discrimination. I understand if it is for security reason, but why did they not give me a second to read the law?’
Ms Adzkia alerted Facebook friends to the incident in a post that went viral, however it has since been taken down.
She wrote: ‘I wanted to prove to them that I have nothing to hide and that I am not a terrorist.
‘In the meantime, I saw two nuns wearing headscarves, but they weren’t asked to take them off.
‘Is this what you call fair treatment and respect? Where are my human rights?’