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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

3586 comments

  • Joie L.
    11/26/2021 01:13

    Thank you 🙏

  • Jay S.
    11/24/2021 17:29

    Thanx for the faith and courage of the Muslim woman to protect her Jewish cousins - as I understand our Jewish relation to Islam also.

  • Trina B.
    11/21/2021 15:06

    Definitely not the time and place for that. But there was no Anti semitism in that clip. He was highlighting the facts that’s Jews are not Hebrew Israelite….

  • Suzie O.
    11/21/2021 07:03

    Good on you girl !!

  • Lykke v.
    11/19/2021 18:39

    You are a real hero... 🤩 "We are humans" 👍 "Coexistence" ❤️ I couldn't had said it better... We should have more of You in the world... Then there would be more peacefull.

  • Tyrone K.
    11/18/2021 21:32

    Bad ones always love playing the victim card

  • Colin H.
    11/17/2021 17:25

    Hes just a racist bully

  • Colin H.
    11/17/2021 17:24

    Well done lady

  • Lincoln C.
    11/12/2021 02:13

    Religion, the root of many evils in the World, when will people grow up and realise there is no God, it’s all a lie.

  • Burman B.
    11/11/2021 09:38

    According to the the news, that guy's name is Isher Campbell, a born-again christian. I wonder if he's the same Isher Campbell who got jailed in 2007 for involving in violent and fatal gang attack. That name isn't that common. And he's in the right age range and racial background too. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/beds/bucks/herts/6748893.stm

  • Maria C.
    11/10/2021 12:52

    Thank you to the man and this lady who stood up to this man . It’s horrible to see anybody especially children subjected to this abuse . I think the man definitely must have mental illness , which is another sad state of affairs in our society that there’s no care in the community.

  • Eliza W.
    11/07/2021 10:08

    Good girl ❤️❤️❤️🇬🇧

  • Ana A.
    11/06/2021 12:59

    They defend all the religions but not the Christian, and when someone try to refute them ideology whit some truths from the Bible, like they use them books , they are seeing as bad and wrong .... how impartial the media is , isn’t ?!

  • Tom S.
    11/05/2021 15:25

    I love you for what you stand up and for your way of thinking!! We have to learn that we are all different and we need to live all together in peace !!!!

  • Michael J.
    11/04/2021 13:55

    shame on that guy,as a man of color he should have known better

  • DurreShehwar A.
    11/02/2021 14:36

    Good on you!❤️

  • Naomi M.
    11/02/2021 10:14

    This is really intimidating how can some people think it’s ok to just bully their opinions on others! Well done to that lady for being the peace and kindness in this situation!

  • Sayantani S.
    10/29/2021 09:33

    person who faces racism is also racist? 👀

  • Kartik K.
    10/29/2021 01:43

    When Religion book took over anyone mind over the constitutional book than this type of things happen.. Religion is a fixed thing and that is why lot of problem we see now a days .

  • David S.
    10/26/2021 15:27

    This brother is telling the truth. The real Jews are so called black people. That fake jews are impostors. The synagogue of satan

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