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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.

Brut.

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

2727 comments

  • Terry R.
    10/04/2020 08:59

    😢

  • Rob R.
    09/11/2020 09:23

    Good girl.

  • Ree C.
    09/06/2020 11:49

    He’s targeting the wrong kind of Jew.

  • Jon M.
    08/31/2020 12:05

    Can't we all just get along BIG LOVE

  • Michael M.
    08/25/2020 09:13

    The effect of Taqqiyya... To me, it hardly matters what all of the “nice people” say about this man’s behaviour. Once there are too many “of him” for others to stand against, they WILL do as the prophet suggests. To the letter... No one will raise their voices against them... I’m afraid I would. I would have informed this fuckwit that the prophet Mohammad openly said that he would rather have 1 Arab slave, than 9 Africans and he said it almost 1,000 years before the first white man owned a slave... These people are so BLIND. The prophet was THE top slaver owner and slave trader in the region.

  • Ren D.
    08/22/2020 01:24

    Someone should have punch that dickface!! disgusting idiot!! well done to the lady!

  • Rosa R.
    08/21/2020 21:49

    What an absolute tosser!

  • Aon C.
    08/21/2020 03:05

    Thank you 🙏

  • Tracey E.
    08/20/2020 01:12

    I'm not religious at all but I totally understand and respect you for your words the world needs more people like you well done

  • Mazhar I.
    08/14/2020 10:56

    She might be jew like history

  • Ayman B.
    08/12/2020 20:57

    Munafiqah that's you, look at your clothes before mention your religion. Plus jews are killing Muslims and Christians around the world, not those families i mean the jews in high places of every country, they control regimes and ignite wars, read Qur'an bcoz you're a naive and ignorant. All people who praise you for that will not help you in the hereafter sister, open your eyes.

  • Yasser M.
    08/08/2020 21:59

    God bless you

  • Sylvia B.
    08/08/2020 11:55

    We are surrounded by ignorance and would be god figures !

  • Andy B.
    08/06/2020 01:05

    Isn't religion wonderful?

  • Nassir A.
    08/05/2020 16:41

    Learn to coexist

  • Stephen M.
    08/05/2020 14:03

    The man is mixed up. Picking on a child. I would smack his jaw off. Wanker

  • Mark A.
    08/05/2020 02:22

    See this blm shit is a load of bollocks if you want to see a people who have been percecuted for millenia you only have to look at a jew but they still go about with dignity and faith not with a chip on there shoulder and there head and hearts filled with hatred so screw blm Let's start a movement jlm

  • Ron B.
    08/04/2020 11:02

    Thank you

  • Muhammad T.
    08/02/2020 06:34

    Muslims have always protected Jews in history. In Jerusalem in Spain in Europe ... Jews always have lived in peace with Muslims in Middle East. Even in Israel Muslims have no issue with Jews.

  • Cliff D.
    08/01/2020 11:20

    Piece of shit , his opinion no one else wants to hear

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