Glasgow Muslim jewellery shop bans customers wearing veils

April 28th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr.28 (ANI): A Muslim-owned jewellery shop has decided to ban customers wearing veils after being targeted by robbers disguised as Islamic women. According to The Telegraph, any one entering ATAA Jewellers in Glasgow must reveal their faces under planned new rules to protect staff from further attacks.

The store owners decided to act after two Asian men wearing traditional Muslim women’s clothes - including niqab veils - made away with thousands of pounds worth of jewellery earlier this month.

The pair, who were also carrying handbags, pretended to be interested in buying some items but attacked staff with pepper spray when cabinets were unlocked.

Now the Sadiq family who run the shop are planning to put up a sign informing customers that they cannot wear any headgear that covers the face.

“It is our safety that matters as well at the end of the day,” Rukhsana Sadiq told the BBC. (ANI)

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