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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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67 comments

  • Sonny M.
    18 hours

    my bruva was spitting that fiyah and they couldn't take the flames... this lady speaking talking like she's not a member of a religion that enslaved thousand and thousands of Africans. ALL modern religions are a small glimpse of the primordial spiritual systems of the original HUEman & WOMBman

  • Devlin R.
    21 hours

    I am confused.. a minority member doing abuse

  • Williams R.
    a day

    Just because he is an "BLACK" person saying what's really going on. I congratulate that "black" gut for what he was doing. He was also trying to teach the young child about himself too

  • Kenyatta D.
    a day

    When the truth comes out people don’t want to accept it. No matter how it’s told the truth should be told

  • Joshua B.
    a day

    APTTMH!!!!🗣️ The truth is coming out and they can't handle it!!!!!!!! QAM YASHARALA 🗣️✊ you nations are going dwn soon when the most high God sends his son back for us!! We are the real Jews of the Bible the lost 12 tribes of Israel!!!! All nations are goin into slavery!!

  • Jake J.
    2 days

    There’s a lot of black people defending that guy.... Interesting.

  • Pedro S.
    2 days

    Go to your country ....thats all

  • Maria D.
    2 days

    In God eyes we are all brothers and sisters his children.

  • Krispy K.
    2 days

    A black Jew huh never seen 1 my entire life lol

  • La M.
    2 days

    Igualdad de derechos para todos no IMPORTA creencia o religion hay q repetar y mas si ez un niño por DÍOS Q TE PASA....??? IMBECIL EL NIÑO Q TE VA A RESPONDER WAOOOOOOOOOOO Q MUNDO DE GENTE IGNORANTE ESTO NO PUEDE SER PERNITIDO POR NADIE Y SER UNA MUJER LA Q DEA LA VOZ ...DE CONSIENCIAS ORGULLOSA DE ESA DAMA TUVO UN VALOR INCREIBLE EN REALIDAD NO HABLAN POR MIEDO UNO NUNCA SABE COMO LO TOME ESA PERSONA Q DE PORSI SE METE CON UN NIÑO Q ESTUPIDO.....CORAJEEE ME DA ...PERO EL BIEN SIEMPRE ES TRIUNFADOR🙏

  • La M.
    2 days

    Super Orgullosa de esta mujer

  • Norberto R.
    2 days

    Dos anormales aleluyos peleando por cual de sus amigos imaginarios es real.

  • Isaiah R.
    2 days

    He speaking facts!!!

  • Gilbert G.
    2 days

    I don't care what religion you claim, if you, being an adult start behaving aggressively with my child you are going to have a problem. Your zeal doesn't excuse you. Let someone act that way with your kid.

  • Kate C.
    3 days

    You are a brave and beautiful person❤️ Thank you!!!❤️❤️❤️

  • Robert M.
    3 days

    The African American guy is speaking the truth though, sometimes the truth hurts those who are ignorant to accepting the truth

  • Fuianina W.
    3 days

    What an assh--- Just imagine when if he is in his show someone call him the N---- word,and other nasty words.

  • Kenneth N.
    3 days

    What that man did was extreme and I do not support nor respect him for doing that, but real talk muslims kill people for leaving their religion in their territories and have a inner hatred for those outside islam

  • Rosemary M.
    4 days

    Wonderful wonderful woman!

  • Jackson C.
    4 days

    My Respects!!!