The owner of the salon was reacting to the deadly attacks by gunmen and suicide bombers in Paris, France, where over 130 people were killed and about twice that number injured, with about 80 categorized as ‘critical’.
The 43-year-old woman salon owner was arrested on the strength of section 19 of the UK Public Order Act, the Thames Valley Police said.
Section 19 relates to “the display of written material which is threatening, abusive or insulting with the intention of stirring up racial hatred, and for producing malicious communications”.
The woman, who was named as April Major, proprietor of Oxfordshire at-home salon, Blinks of Bicester, has however, not been charged with an offence yet.
The post on the Facebook page of Blinks of Bicester, reportedly read:
“Time to put my country first. Blinks of Bicester are no longer taking bookings from anyone from the Islamic faith whether you are UK granted with passport or not”.
While another reportedly said: “I hope your families get blown up by ISIS”.
All the posts were later deleted.
The police in a terse statement said it took such complaints “seriously and will investigate”.