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Muslim teenager reveals father's heartfelt response to removing her hijab

Birmingham Mail logo Birmingham Mail 20/04/2017 James Rodger

Credits: Twitter/lxmyaa © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Twitter/lxmyaa A father's response to his daughter considering removing her hijab has caused a stir online.

The conversation reportedly took place after a boy in a group chat told Lamyaa that her father would likely beat her were she to take off her headscarf.

The 17-year-old Lamyaa tweeted a screengrab of a conversation with her father, who lives in Saudi Arabia.

Lamyaa, from Pennsylvania, in the USA, shared the exchange on Twitter.

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Lamyaa confirmed that she did not actually intend to take her scarf off.

Instead, she told the BBC: "It was never part of the plan.

"I just wanted to prove a point."

The conversation has been met with mixed responses from members of the public.

Some have supported her father's reaction.

But others said they did not have the same choice to voluntarily remove the scarf.

"Your dad is perfect and so are you," one Twitter user wrote.

Another added: "I love this whole thing.

"There's trust and mutual respect and, above all, love."

However, some criticised the message, suggesting there were girls who wanted to take their veils off but did not have the choice to do so.

Lamyaa responded on social media, writing: "A lot of people mistook this tweet as my saying no women are forced to wear hijab...that was not the point of the tweet.

"Yes, a lot of women are forced to wear the hijab.

"That's horrible and I have been one to point that out numerous times.

"I personally choose to wear the hijab, for myself and for God."

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