A Muslim girl went to the mall with a couple of friends and while there, she began dancing. To be more accurate she was twerking while wearing her hajib. The Youtube video had gotten over 1 million views but Youtube took it down for violating community standards. It’s odd that a site that allows full nudity (Or at least it used to) thinks that a girl dancing while covered by 23 yards of fabric is too racy.
The girl has been receiving death threats almost constantly since the video was first seen. She is being accused of mocking Islam. Or at least being disrespectful of Islam. In the video, the girl is wearing an Islamic headscarf and loose fitting robes. The girl now claims that she has mental problems, low self esteem and often can’t think straight.
“I was out with my friends, we were going shopping and there were these people playing music, there was one song that a girl wanted to dance with me.”
“She should be shot!!!!!!!!” wrote Aliya Hussian below the video. “Killing her oughta teach her!” said Yah-luna-tic on Reddit.
Yung Kadafi1 wrote: “Bro take this video down please this girls action gave our deen [creed] a bad name… Please bro hide the sins of your fellow Muslim the way you would want Allah to hide yours.”
The controversy attracted the attention of popular, hard-line, Muslim YouTuber Ali Dawah, who interviewed the dancing woman after being contacted by her family.
“I was out with my friends, we were going shopping and there were these people playing music, there was one song that a girl wanted to dance with me,” explained the girl, claiming she has mental health problems, has self-harmed, and often can’t “think straight”.
As the woman began to cry, Ali Dawah claimed her “very inappropriate dance with another man in public” was wrong and called on her to apologise.
“To all the girls that wear hijab and wear abaya [Islamic cloak] I’m sorry for disrespecting it,” she said. “I’ve learnt from my mistake… I’m just hurt, I just want everybody to leave it alone and keep everything away.
“I don’t want it to be how it was and I’m not gonna do anything like again and I’m sorry for disrespecting it and thank you to all of you that helped.”
Dawah concluded by blaming mental illness and music for her actions. “This is why music is haram [forbidden in Islam],” his co-host added.