VIDEO*** Follow Her on TWITTER 👉 @SaharAlFaifi She works at an NHS cancer diagnostics lab in a hospital during the day, and is a community leader with Citizens #UK , the community organisation. She also has an executive position on the #Muslim Council of #Britain .
And she goes skydiving five times a year.
However, she's been pretty busy this week after #UKIP launched their integration policy pledging to ban face coverings. Paul Nuttall, the Ukip leader, told the Andrew Marr Show: "You need to see people's faces". After a week of back to back interviews, including two TV interviews and around five radio interviews, Al-Faifi spoke to BuzzFeed News: "It's been really hectic for me the last 48 hours," she said. "Since Ukip announced their manifesto [and burka ban policy] on Sunday, I've been receiving phonecalls constantly, personally and through the Muslim Council of Wales, from radio interviews, and TV shows." She was meant to have a week off, she said. Yet on Monday she found herself being invited to do an interview with BBC's Victoria Live Show, alongside UKIP's Liz Jones. She then did an interview on ITV's This Morning, which has been watched nearly a quarter of a million times on #YouTube .
She was interviewed alongside Dr Taj Hargey, the founder of the Open #Mosque initiative, who disagrees with face coverings. He brought along a #Quran and niqab on set, which he picked up, saying: "How is this thing symbolic of Islam?" Al-Faifi says that since the interviews this week she has been inundated with messages of support. Straight after the interview a This Morning poll showed 71% of viewers said no to the question: "Should Britain ban the #burka ?" "I must say I am overwhelmed by the kind messages that I received from my Muslim friends, and friends of faith and non-faith groups, #Jewish friends, from #LGBT [groups], from all over society sending me messages of support, kind feedback and I'm thinking: alhamdulillah, #God has blessed me to do that, and I can only work with other people to make sure that hate is history, and hate has no place in our country," she said. "It's almost [as if] #Muslims are guilty unless proven otherwise. CONTINUE READING 👇👇👇