Hawzah News Agency (Virginia, US) - A Muslim family claim they were banned from visiting a newborn baby in hospital because staff told them they looked 'scary'.
The Zahr family said they were mortified after being told they would be kicked out of the hospital if they didn't leave, before security staff eventually resorted to calling the police.
They had arrived towards the end of visiting hours at the Inova Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia.
But when they got to the labour ward, they were confronted by a security guard, according to Arwa Zahr, the baby's aunt.
She was with her mother and father - the baby's grandparents - at the time, and both women were wearing the niqab, which covers the neck and face.
The family claim that this is reason they were not allowed to see the baby.
"He screams at me and he tell us, 'You are not allowed to be here' and then said 'You know, you look scary," Arwa Zahr told NBC 4.
The Zahrs say they were ordered back to the waiting room.
But when the baby's father, Ahmed Zahr, found out what had happened, he confronted the security guard and told him he was disrespectful.
The guard then summoned the shift supervisor.