The story of Rahaf Mohammed, an 18-year-old Saudi girl who has become an international media darling for her flight to the West from “persecution”, aired by Swedish national broadcaster SVT has made Swedes see red.
In their piece on Rahaf Mohammad, the Saudi refugee girl who claimed to have suffered “abuse” back home due to her non-conformist behaviour, SVT omitted the reference to Islam, triggering many Swedes’ ire.
In the interview aired by SVT Aktuellt, Rahaf Mohammed said that she was kept locked up for six months after getting a short haircut and suffered abuse from her brother and her mother. The reason for it, she claimed, is that short haircuts for women are forbidden in Islam, because it makes women look like men.
However, SVT‘s translation left out the Islam reference completely, with words “Islam” and “haram” (“forbidden” in Arabic) conspicuously absent from the subtitles, despite clearly being uttered by the teen.