On Monday, Pakistan’s minister of Information and Broadcasting, Marriyum Aurangzeb, was harassed and bullied at a London coffee shop by Muslims, upset she was not wearing her Islamic head covering. Many Muslims harassing the minister are supporters of former PM Imran Khan and his political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
A viral video of the Monday incident shows a rather composed Aurangzeb purchasing and then sipping her drink while being bombarded by dangerous Pakistani Muslim immigrants living within open borders UK.
The Islamic supporters of former PM Khan can be heard shouting in the streets, “chorni, chorni (thief, thief).” Muslims slammed her for “looting public money to enjoy in London.”
A Muslim can be heard accusing the minister of “making grand claims on television ‘there’ but ‘here,’ she doesn’t have a scarf over her head. (Dupatta sir pe nahi hai). Ironically many Muslims claim that the hijab is a choice. However, even in a western country, Muslims place so much pressure on other Muslims to cover their hair that it is not truly a choice.
The Pakistani minister is in London as part of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s delegation to the 77th United Nations General Assembly.
Taking to Twitter, Aurangzeb shared the video and blamed the “toxic impact of Imran Khan’s politics of hate and divisiveness.”
“Sad to see the toxic impact IK’s politics of hate & divisiveness has had on our brothers & sisters. I stayed & answered each & every question they had. Sadly, they are victims of IK’s propaganda. We will continue our work to counter IK’s toxic politics & bring people together (sic),” she wrote on Twitter.
Sad to see the toxic impact IK’s politics of hate & divisiveness has had on our brothers & sisters. I stayed & answered each & every question they had. Sadly, they are victims of IK’s propaganda. We will continue our work to counter IK’s toxic politics & bring people together https://t.co/KEgOPa5Y3p— Marriyum Aurangzeb (@Marriyum_A) September 25, 2022
This is not the first time the information minister has been subjected to harassment from PTI supporters. In April, Pakistani pilgrims accosted, heckled, and chanted slogans against PM Shehbaz and his entourage at the Masjid-i-Nabwi in Madina during their three-day visit to Islamic Saudi Arabia.