Scarf race rap

A drunk repeatedly ordered a Muslim woman to remove her hijab headscarf, a court heard yesterday. When frightened Majida Oweti – on a bus with her husband and baby – refused, Gavin Bowers threatened to rip it off. He was thrown off by the driver but made throat-slitting gestures to the woman.

Bowers, 28, earlier admitted religiously aggravated harassment. He got a 28-week suspended sentence and two years supervision at Southampton Crown Court.

The Sun, 19 December 2006