US: Muslim girl ‘thrown out of the schoolbus’ for wearing hijab


A 15-year-old Muslim girl in the US was evicted twice from a school bus by a driver because of her hijab, prompting her family to demand an apology from the school district.

Janna Bakeer, a girl who attends Timpview High School in Provo City, Utah,  tried to ride a bus home when the bus driver used the bus’s intercom system and said, “Hey you with the blue hair thingy, get off the bus, you don’t belong here,” according Randall Spencer, the family’s lawyer.

“It’s (hijab) a part of who I am and where I come from and a part of my religion, Bakeer was quoted as saying by ABC News affiliate WBND-LD.

She said she felt humiliated started to cry as she got off the bus. “I was just really embarrassed how everybody was staring.”

The family said they talked with the school to get things worked out for the next time she needed to ride the bus, which happened last Friday.


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