‘Teacher pulls off Muslim student's hijab in US’

The teacher pulled off the girl''s hijab while she was talking with her friends at the Lake Braddock High School, Virginia, the Washington Post reported.

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New York, Publish Date: Nov 20 2017 12:31AM | Updated Date: Nov 20 2017 12:31AM
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A Muslim girl student has alleged that her hijab was pulled off by a school teacher in the US state of Virginia, according to a media report.

The teacher pulled off the girl's hijab while she was talking with her friends at the Lake Braddock High School, Virginia, the Washington Post reported.

"So my hijab was ripped off my head today," the girl tweeted. "Then he says 'Oh your hair is so pretty' and tries to play it off like it’s a joke," she said.

After the incident, she ran into a restroom and called her parents. They contacted the school and a mosque.

The teacher, who was not identified, told other teachers he thought the student was wearing a hoodie over the hijab. He reached to pull off the hoodie and the hijab came off, he was quoted as saying by the paper.

The incident prompted an outrage from a Muslim advocacy group and others. The school also condemned the incident.