A Muslim teenager who says she was kicked out of a northeast Edmonton shoe repair shop when wearing a burka said she forgives the store owner.

But 19-year-old Sarii Ghalab said she hopes that kind of rejection doesn't happen to others.

Ghalab said she went with a friend to Edmonton Shoe Repair in Northgate Centre Jan. 27 to fix a broken heel on one of her shoes. She had called two weeks earlier and the shop's owner cheerfully told her it would cost only a few dollars to fix, and that he could do the repair the same day, she said.

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