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A Moroccan woman barred from a gym in Italy because of her hijab

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A Moroccan woman was banned from working out in a gym, Friday, at Mirandola, a city in Italy, because she was wearing a veil, Italian news agency ANSA reported.

The 28-year-old woman, who works as an interpreter, appealed to the city council, the same source added. In her appeal the Moroccan woman said that the owner of the gym «refused [her] membership because [she] dresses in a not very western way».

«I asked for clarification and he replied that in his in his gym he doesn’t let in nuns or Batman, alluding to the veil that covers my head», the woman in question argued.

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