A Swedish woman is claiming she was denied service at a Somalian-owned shop because she was not wearing an Islamic hijab.
The woman, female-rights activist Soheila Fors, was out shopping for dresses and was being assisted by a female clerk. Then a man who Fors believed to be the owner of the shop spoke with the clerk in Somalian about Fors and the fact she wasn't wearing a hijab.
Fors wrote about what happened in an article for Nyheter 24 saying, “The woman turned to me and said, ‘Unfortunately, you can not buy it’. ‘Imagine going to a store and not buying food and milk,’ I replied. ‘Sweden is a democracy,’ she replied. ‘Yes, yes, it’s a democracy. I’ll get in with or without hijab’.”
Fors said the incident made her feel like she had “returned to Iran’s religious oppression” - the country she left in 1993 after being part of the movement against the Islamic government.
Breitbart reports that many people on social media have told her to file discrimination charges against the shop, but she had decided not to because she believes it could lead to an ethnic conflict between Iranians and Somalians.
The activist has instead pushed for a boycott of the store and any other with the same kind of practices.