An elderly woman has been convicted after she told a hijab-wearing mother outside a supermarket: “You look like you’re about to bomb the place.”
Barbara Blauvelt, 77, confronted the Muslim woman who was with her children at a Sainsbury store in Bexhill, East Sussex, in January.
Blauvelt told British-born Ritha Ahmed: “Women in Britain don’t cover up. You should not cover up.
“If you are going to live in Britain, you should live by British rules. You look like you’re about to bomb the place.”
During the police investigation, Ms Ahmed, 35, told officers Blauvelt had hurled similar abuse at her outside a local GPs’ surgery in September last year.
Blauvelt had pleaded not guilty to two charges of religiously aggravated intentional harassment, alarm or distress, but magistrates in Eastbourne found her guilty.
The pensioner was given a conditional discharge with £620 costs and a victim surcharge of £15.
Via Britain First