Woman Arrested for ‘Racially Abusive’ Facebook Post Banning Muslims From Beauty Salon

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
November 16, 2015 Updated: November 16, 2015

A beauty salon owner was arrested after posting on Facebook that she would no longer serve people “of Islamic faith” following the Paris terror attacks.

April Major, 43, was taken into custody by the Thames Valley Police in the United Kingdom.

“Blinks of Bicester are no longer taking bookings from anyone from the Islamic faith whether you are UK granted with passport or not,” the post read. “Time to put my country first.”

The post was later deleted and the Facebook page taken down.



Police said they received a number of complaints about the message, prompting her arrest.

“The woman was arrested under section 19 and the Public Order Act which relates to the display of written material which is threatening, abusive or insulting with the intention of stirring up racial hatred, and for producing malicious communications,” the department said via Facebook.

Major was later released on bail until November 30.

People responded to the news in different ways.


We have arrested a 43-year-old woman in Bicester today after a number of complaints about a racially abusive post on…

Posted by Thames Valley Police on Sunday, November 15, 2015

“Well done to Blinks of Bicester for standing up to the PC brigade. The police are looking for soft targets to boost their crime ‘resolution’ statistics and this was just the sort of easy meat they were after,” said one.

“Good. She said some very vile things,” said another.

“It’s about time I saw some justice handed out to people that deserve it She is a horrible woman and said some really stupid things,” added yet another.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.