Holiday camp sued over bumper car hijab ban

Holiday camp Butlins is facing a legal action for barring a Muslim teenager from driving one of the fairground’s dodgem bumper cars, because she was wearing a hijab. Her father is suing over alleged discrimination on the grounds of race and religion.

Moammer Nasser, 41, a family support worker from Birmingham, said he was at the holiday resort in Minehead in June with his wife and four children, and had been waiting to use the bumper cars with his 16-year-old daughter when an attendant, citing health and safety concerns, said the girl couldn’t go on the ride because she was wearing a hijab.