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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
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  • Lew L.
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    Islam is not a race are people thick

  • Neil M.
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    All religion is bullshit

  • Kathryn C.
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    Thank you ma'am. That was very good of you.

  • Jaime L.
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    Smart brave woman. Thank you

  • Theresa M.
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    Why did she make it all about her though?

  • Beretta B.
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    Dude obviously has mental issues

  • M P.
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    Black folks can be racist. It's bad for any racist individual to hurt others with hate speech.

  • Maxine T.
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    Wow love this ..

  • Rahul K.
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    Really? What’s your opinion about Muslims shoving their ideologies onto non-Muslims in Arab nations. No one dares to speak against the sharia law!

  • Sami H.
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    As a Later Day Saint (or Mormon) I honestly get attacked like this all the time.

  • 김보나
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    What the hell? He is such a horrible person!! Hope the boy don't get shock for this..

  • Leila V.
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    as a Christian person that mans actions do not represent my faith or religion and I’m sorry he did this I also stand with this women defending these peopl

  • Tori T.
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    I can’t stand when strangers preacher religion... this is why I always wear huge headphones 🎧

  • Dominique H.
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    He’s not twisting anything the man is simply reading from the Bible! You people really try to twist everything the word says to fit your demonic benefits while you all keep no commandments or obey any laws! Eat swine and roaches of the sea just unclean and sinful

  • Dominique H.
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    The brother is right though!!! He is speaking nothing but BIBLICAL FACTS

  • Helen H.
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    All of the religion aside. We should always defend those around us. Bullying must be stopped!

  • JoAnn E.
    2 days

    He’s a creep

  • Lala G.
    2 days

    That man should be arrested for hate and harassment . Africans and Jews are two different races . She did great standing up for them . See Muslims and Jews can coexist .... Sounds like a black "Hebrew Israelite" member ....

  • Isabel P.
    2 days

    religion is just like sexual orientation. you choose what you identify yourself with snd respect everyone.

  • Reese A.
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    Lol he reads from the old testement.. and its antisemitic.. lol.. did you know all whites that claim Judaism are converts and not of the bloodline. Lol..