A 43-year-old British salon owner was arrested after refusing service to “anyone from the Islamic faith.”
The Facebook post, now deleted, read: "Blinks of Bicester are no longer taking bookings from anyone from the Islamic faith whether you are UK granted with passport or not. Sorry but time to put my country first.”
The post drew outrage on social media with users calling for a ban on her business.
According to the 2010 Equality Act, businesses are prohibited from refusing service on the basis of religion.
If you want to see "how to end your business in 60 seconds or less" .. search blinks of bicester on Facebook— Antmysta (@Antmysta) November 15, 2015
So Blinks of Bicester decided not to serve Muslim customers, and this happened.... ?? pic.twitter.com/16R6LBbXRh— Khushii (@____Zugzwang) November 15, 2015
Wow #BlinksOfBicester She's either going to go out of business, or have all the racists in the land queuing for thier beauty treatments— Kiera Winstanley (@MsKiera_W) November 16, 2015
Even though Major was taken into custody for her hate-mongering comments on social media, she is yet to be charged.
This incident has come only days after an alleged attempt of a man to push a Muslim woman into a moving train.
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