Merete Hodne, who runs a salon in Bryne, south west in Norway, told Tv2: “I fear the totalitarian symbol of the hijab which says that I should be killed, and for me it is quite unnatural to provide good service in my situation.
“As most people know hijab clad woman do not get to show their hair to men. My salon is a man and women’s hair salon.
“It would have been deeply discriminatory if I had banished men from the lounge because of a woman who could not show her hair to them.”
The hairdresser was initially fined £800 by the police, but as the activist, who has spent years campaigning against the “Mohammedanism of Europe”, refused to pay she now has to appear in court.