A twerking Muslim girl has apologized for “disrespecting” Islam with the “Inappropriate” dance after getting immense backlash from an enraged Muslim community.
A video of the anonymous girl was recorded in the UK city of Birmingham and shows her twerking while wearing a hijab. The video got over a million views on social media and received thousands of negative comments that included death threats
Ali Dawah, a conservative Islamic You Tuber interviewed the girl where she apologized for the impertinence. Dawah had called the dance “really bad” and “Inappropriate”
The Heat Street reports:
“I was out with my friends, we were going shopping and there were these people playing music, there was one song that a girl wanted to dance with me,” the girl replied, adding that she has mental health problems and often can’t “think straight”.
Dawah again reminded the now crying girl that people were judging her behavior and forced her to apologize for her actions.
“To all the girls that wear hijab and wear abayah I’m sorry for disrespecting it,” the girl said. “I’ve learnt from my mistake, …. I’m just hurt, I just want everybody to leave it alone and keep everything away.
“I don’t want it to be how it was and I’m not gonna do anything like again and I’m sorry for disrespecting it and thank you to all of you that helped.”
Later in the video, Dawah continued, saying the interview “changed his perspective”, although short of exonerating the girl, and then proceeded to claim that the music was to blame for the girl’s actions. His co-host, who goes by the name Musa, said that “this is why music is haram [forbidden in Islam]”.
An Iranian critic of Sharia Law and a proponent of secularism, Maryam Namazie, slammed those who demanded the girl apologize, tweeting: “Why the hell does she need to say sorry”.
Dawah ended his video calling his viewers to urge media companies showing the clip of girl’s dance to take it down immediately.