Veiled Moroccan woman barred from gym

'I don't let nuns or Batman in,' says owner

(ANSA) - Bologna, May 3 - A 28-year-old Italian woman of Moroccan origin was barred from a gym at Mirandola near Modena on Friday because she was wearing a veil.
    The woman, who works as an interpreter, appealed to the city council.
    "The owner," she wrote to the mayor, "refused my membership because I dress in a not very western way".
    "I asked for clarification and he replied that in his gym he doesn't let in nuns or Batman, alluding to the veil that covers my head."


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