A Muslim woman has said that airport staff told her to take off her hijab if she wanted to get on a flight from Rome to London.

Aghania Adzkia was passing through security when she was ordered by the airport security staff to remove her hijab.

Ms Adzkia, an Indonesian citizen who lives in London, says she has been targeted by discrimination, emphasizing that she saw nuns passing through security without being asked to remove their habits.

She made a video of her experience at Ciampino Airport in the Italian capital of Rome on Sunday.

In the clip, the officers are shown to be adamant that they would not let her pass unless she followed their rules.

“You could hide something in your hair. If you don't take it off, we do not know if there's something inside, okay? You are not safe for us,” the female security official said.

Ms Adzkia, however, refused to take off her hijab, saying that she was being unfairly targeted.

She added that a male security officer then dragged her out of the area in an “indecent way”.

Following the incident, she posted on social media: “It is a matter of human dignity and rights. For what reason were they asked me to take off my hijab?”