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Muslim Woman Defends Jewish Family

"As a mother of two, it really did disturb me, and also as a practicing Muslim, for me to see that." Meet Asma Shuweikh, who stood up and defended a father and his young sons against anti-Semitic abuse on the London Underground.

Her faith is what drives her to speak out against injustice

Asma Shuweikh, a Muslim woman, was filmed defending a Jewish father and his young children from the anti-Semitic abuse they were receiving from another passenger on a London train. The video quickly went viral all over the world. Across social media, Shuweikh was heralded as a hero.

He saw this Jewish family and as he saw them, he rushed to them. And when he rushed towards them, he pointed at them and said to them, "Are you a Jew?" And as he replied to him, "Yes," that's when he started to slur all these anti-Semitic comments towards him. Someone did stand up to him, but he wasn't taking it. I thought if I tried to calm him down, maybe he might stop what he's doing. And plus, he was talking towards the children as well. It wasn't just the man himself. He was actually looking at the children and showing them, this is what it says here, "You are imposters. You are not the real Jews. You don't…" I felt really sorry for the children. As a mother of two, it really did disturb me, and also as a practicing Muslim, for me to see that, because obviously we've been subjected to racial hatred and Islamophobia, all this stuff. So, I mean, it just took me back to when I was subjected to that kind of cruelty and that kind of abuse, really,” Asma Shuweikh tells Brut.

Asma revealed she had been subjected herself to racist abuse in the past, recounting an incident in which a motorist had thrown jellybeans at her face. But, while no one stuck up for her then, she still found the inner strength to come to this family’s defense. A 35-year-old man from Hillingdon, who has not been named by police, was arrested in Birmingham on Saturday on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence and later bailed. His bail is subject to conditions and he is due to return to police custody on 21 December.

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11/27/2019 9:22 PMupdated: 12/02/2019 4:42 PM

3715 comments

  • Northern E.
    03/10/2021 22:26

    Four hundred years of slavery in Egypt and one entitled American has to prove he's an anti-Semite. I'd like to personally thank the lady for being such an upstanding citizen.

  • Ken H.
    01/09/2021 23:16

    Good for her for standing up for that poor family

  • Andy S.
    01/07/2021 12:57

    The abusive anti Semitic bigot. Please know me better than to ask😁

  • Susy S.
    01/06/2021 22:55

    In front of kids is unacceptable. I don’t care who or what religion but please respect other people’s beliefs and be kind and respectful.

  • Tony A.
    01/05/2021 04:18

    https://youtu.be/sS-lLTfCI7c

  • Faisal M.
    01/05/2021 02:51

    I am a proud Islam-born Filipino and have always believed that our religion, race, sexual orientation, etc will not define us and who are we to judge? So proud of her.

  • Dalia S.
    12/29/2020 12:29

    Off topic, but this has absolutely nothing to do with the Israel-Palestine conflict. If you're bringing that up in a video about BRITISH Jews, guess what? You're practicing antisemitic thought processes.

  • Dominique B.
    12/16/2020 14:03

    This is sad and uncalled for.

  • Mitchell M.
    12/15/2020 19:56

    He's right. What about our history. Stolen. He's the victim here. Reclaim it by any means necessary

  • Andrew D.
    12/15/2020 04:57

    What a piece of trash this man is. The stench I can smell. Respect to this lady

  • MrsLatrice V.
    12/14/2020 18:11

    This is the real identity theft, satan deceived the WHOLE WORLD, only on Yah's authority

  • Dan P.
    12/14/2020 15:15

    This world will be such a better place when we stop fighting over imaginary friends

  • Rosa P.
    12/14/2020 03:50

    Diversity is our strength.

  • Ronald C.
    12/14/2020 00:55

    Respect for you’re caring attitude

  • Kathleen O.
    12/13/2020 23:55

    Amanda Holland This Facebook page will not let me reply to you for some reason so I’m just going to hope that you get this. Yes I have read the Bible several times just not the apocrypha which I am going to start now. I would ask you to read Deuteronomy picturing JewISH People versus people of color and see what you think. That is what inspired me to continue looking into this truth. The proof is overwhelming not only the Bible but historically archaeologically sociologically scientifically. Just check it out with an open mind.

  • Aaron L.
    12/13/2020 13:11

    This was staged

  • Dan T.
    12/13/2020 11:59

    Don't matter what you belive if you belive anything it should be to be a good person. That's all that really matters

  • Claude V.
    12/13/2020 03:59

    BRAVE LOVLY WOMAN! THANK YOU!

  • Dick F.
    12/12/2020 23:36

    Real Jews are Black but y'all not ready for the truth

  • Anthony W.
    12/12/2020 22:23

    The reality is that no one was attacked nor harmed in anyway in the making of this video recording He’s reading 📖 out the same book 📚 Bible Torah that Jew-ish people converted into following the teachings and ways of life as the original Jews of the house of Jacob/ Israel

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