'Islamophobia Is Rife'—Muslim Woman Misses Flight After London Airport Terrorism Act 'Questioning'

A Muslim woman has claimed she was a victim of Islamophobia after she and a friend were allegedly stopped and interrogated at an airport in London as they were on their way to Rome.

The woman took to Twitter to complain about the alleged incident at Luton airport, saying she and her friends were "detained under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act," which deals with port and border controls.

"We were approached by four officers, they took our phones, they searched our bags," the woman said in a video posted on the social media platform on December 11.

"My bag had been checked in, they checked it out. I was interrogated for just under two hours. I got my fingerprints and a DNA sample taken. I just want you to know Islamophobia is rife, it's real."

The woman's identity is not clear as her Twitter handle simply reads "grimworldview." She described herself as a medical student from South West London.

Her post has been re-tweteed and liked 14,000 times.

Luton Airport has not responded to a request for a comment on the alleged incident.

According to outreach group Cage, which works to empower communities "affected by the war on terror," around 50,000 people are stopped and interrogated under Schedule 7 each year. The group also said on Twitter that 88 percent of these are "Muslims or from 'ethnic minority' communities."

Another Muslim woman, Faizah Shaheen, claimed she was victim of discrimination at a U.K. airport last August, where she was detained and questioned for reading a book about Syrian art onboard her honeymoon flight.

Shaheen and her husband, who were on their way to Turkey, were taken to a room at Doncaster Airport after the woman was reported by the cabin crew.

In July, Shaheen took the airline Thomson Airways to court to get an apology after claiming the company's response was insufficient, the BBC reported.

Thomson Airways said in a statement: "We're really sorry if Ms Shaheen remains unhappy with how she feels she was treated.

"We wrote to her to explain that our crew undergo general safety and security awareness training on a regular basis.

"As part of this they are encouraged to be vigilant and share any information or questions with the relevant authorities, who would then act as appropriate."