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UAE tells citizens not to wear national dress abroad






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The UAE has asked its citizens not to wear traditional clothes overseas. This was after a UAE businessman was mistaken for a member of ISIS in the USA. He was making a phone call. A hotel receptionist called the police because of his white robe and headdress, and because he was speaking Arabic. She thought he was a terrorist. The man went to hospital after armed police pushed him to the floor. He was shocked at how "brutal" they were.

The police and the hotel apologised to the man. He blamed Donald Trump, for making people hate Muslims. An American Islamic relations group asked why the police said the man's clothing was a criminal sign in their report. It added: "Police need more diversity training. This is shocking". The man said: "I always wear my traditional clothes during all my travels and never encountered such a thing".

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