JusticeforFirdaus Advocacy Group has debunked a publication attributed to The Guardian stating that an interview was granted to Amasa Firdausa, the law student who was not called to Bar because the Hijab she wore covered her ear lobes against the Law School rules.
Below is the press Release to that effect:
HIJAB: AMASA FIRDAUSA AL-JANNAH HAS NOT GRANTED ANY INTERVIEW
Our attention has been drawn to a purported interview attributed to Amasa Firdausa Al-jannah published online by the Guardian Newspaper on the 7th January 2018 but circulated on the 10th January 2018.
We wish to state clearly and without any equivocation that Firdaus has not granted any interview to any media organization. The media report therefore can best be described as the reflection of the imagination of its peddlers.
This is the second in the series of disclaimers #Justiceforfirdaus Advocacy Group would issue to disclaim purported different interviews being attributed to Firdaus. On the 17th December 2017 the group had to issue a disclaimer over false interviews attributed to her by some online and print media.
Once again for the umpteenth time, Firdausa is not looking for any cheap popularity and will only speak to the press when it’s time. We wonder why the media will be interested in misrepresenting the facts and engaging in sensationalism. It is worrisome that some media organizations published those purported interviews without verification.
While we appreciate everyone who has lent voice of support to this cause, it is our belief that Firdaus will get justice at the end of the day.
O. K. Azeez
#JUSTICEFORFIRDAUS ADVOCACY GROUP