Lindsay Lohan 'racially profiled' at airport while wearing hijab

Lindsay Lohan 'racially profiled' at airport while wearing hijab
The American actress says she was 'racially profiled' while wearing the Islamic headscarf when travelling.
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21 February, 2017
The famous US actress says she is interested in studying the Quran [Getty]
US actress Lindsay Lohan has said she was racially profiled at an airport while travelling because she was wearing a hijab.

Lohan told the TV show Good Morning Britain on Tuesday that she was recently stopped by security at London's Heathrow Airport when flying to New York while wearing the headscarf.

"I got stopped... she opened my passport saw Lindsay Lohan and started immediately apologising, but then said 'but please take off your headscarf'," Lohan said.

"And I did, it's okay. But what scared me was in that moment – how would another woman who doesn't feel comfortable taking off her headscarf feel?" she added.

The actress shied away from confirming rumours that she has converted to Islam, saying that she was interested in studying the Quran.

"I don't wanna speak on something that I haven't finished yet. I don't think that's right," she said.

Last month, Lohan revitalised rumours that she had converted to Islam after erasing her presence from Instagram and leaving a cryptic religious message for her fans.

She has since quoted the Prophet Muhammad on her Instagram account for her nearly six million followers.

"What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of human beings, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the sufferings of the injured," was the caption Lohan put to an image during a recent appearance on a Kuwaiti chat show, where she enjoyed the Kuwaiti national dish Machbous.

The actress also recently met the young Syrian blogger Bana al-Abed at the presidential palace in Ankara last month.

In a short video shared by Bana on Twitter, Lohan said: "We want to send to all of the people in Syria and Aleppo suffering, and to all the refugees, we are here supporting you and you can hang on and be strong. Just like Bana has."

Lohan, a former child star who appeared in hit films like The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday and Mean Girls, has struggled with a drug addiction and has had numerous run-ins with the law.

The formerly troubled actress was sentenced in 2013 to 240 hours of community service for reckless driving and lying to police following a 2012 car accident in California.