A masseuse in Japan has described being called “Murderers” and “Indian Murderers” by a customer because she does not wear a hijab, a religious requirement for the country.
The woman told a Japanese newspaper that she was being discriminated against for being a Muslim, despite being a Buddhist.
The Japanese newspaper said the masseur, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Asahi Shimbun that she had been called a “murderer” by the customer, and asked if she was a Muslim.
The customer, who said he was from Japan, allegedly asked the masseu: “What do you think of the Islamic hijab?”
The masseu said she had a “strong religious feeling” about wearing a hijab and was not wearing a scarf in Japan.
“I thought that the customer was just curious and not thinking,” the masseun told the paper.
“But he had the impression that it was a good idea to call me a murderer and a murderer.”
The masseuse also said she was told that wearing a headscarf would be “unacceptable” and that she would be punished if she did not wear one.
“The customer was very upset, and the customer even told me that he would not have a relationship with me if I did not have the hijab,” the woman said.
A spokesperson for the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare said it was “aware of the incident and is investigating.””
As a Muslim woman, I do not think that the hijab is something to be ashamed of.”
A spokesperson for the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare said it was “aware of the incident and is investigating.”