Notice: wp_enqueue_script was called incorrectly. Scripts and styles should not be registered or enqueued until the wp_enqueue_scripts, admin_enqueue_scripts, or login_enqueue_scripts hooks. Please see Debugging in WordPress for more information. (This message was added in version 3.3.0.) in /home/immigration/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4138
‘Extremists threatened to kill me over headscarf’ London woman claims | Immigration Matters

Want to learn more about UK/EU Immigration Law? Click Act Now to learn more... Act Now

Call Us +44 7950 458 464 |
 Categories : News


Police in East London have vowed to tackle Islamist extremists suspected of threatening violence against Asian women for not wearing headscarves, with one victim claiming she received a death threat, The London Evening Standard reports this week.

A 31-year-old woman was told that the Whitechapel pharmacy she works in would be boycotted unless she covered her hair. The woman, who is not a practising Muslim, says her life was threatened when she went to the media with her story.

Islamist fanatics are also thought to be responsible for plastering stickers reading: “Gay-free zone. Verily Allah is severe in punishment” in Tower Hamlets, for defacing high street fashion chain H&M‘s posters of bikini-clad models, and for daubing Bollywood film posters with black paint.

Paul Rickett of the Met said: “A small minority of people do not wish to respect the lifestyle choices of others. I would like to reassure people that we are investigating. Anyone found committing such criminal acts will face criminal proceedings.”

Radical Muslim preacher Anjem Choudary said he was aware of individuals who would speak up if they saw a Muslim woman without a headscarf, but insisted they were only giving advice about their views of Islam. He said the death threat allegation was “ridiculous”. Three men have been charged with religiously aggravated criminal damage in connection with vandalism.

Ghaffar Hussain, of the Quilliam Foundation anti-extremism think tank, said the intimidation was the work of “Talibanesque thugs” and added: “This minority think they have the right to impose their fringe interpretation of Islam on others.”

Charles Kelly of Immigration Matters will be appearing on a special discussion programme covering the above story and immigration issues on IslamChannel TV next week.

See also:

Diverse Britain: Cameron’s problem with ‘disconnect immigration’

Lib Dem Leader Nick Clegg reveals coalition immigration rift

Employers ‘addicted’ to migrant workers says UK Immigration Minister

Immigration Rules for Bulgarian and Romanian nationals

EU migration policies are ‘mad’ says Lord Digby Jones

If you need any immigration advice or are worried about the new immigration rules or need help with Sponsorship or Work Permits, Visa, ILR/Settlement, Citizenship, dependant visa or an appeal against a refusal please email: or visit

Spread the Word, like or share this page, your friends will also love it and thanks for it.

Do you employ foreign workers? Don't risk a £20,000 fine and a possible custodial sentence. We can advice on Entrepreneur Visas, Investor Visas and Home Office sponsor licence compliance for your business. Use the button below to schedule an appointment...


Immigration Adviser, Speaker and Author See also: Profile - Profile:!/groups/14119859749/

2 Responses to “‘Extremists threatened to kill me over headscarf’ London woman claims”
Read them below or add one

  1. […] ‘Extremists threatened to kill me over headscarf’ London woman claims […]

  2. […] ‘Extremists threatened to kill me over headscarf’ London woman claims […]

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked by *.

You must beLogged in to post a comment.