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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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  • Andy B.
    4 days

    Isn't religion wonderful?

  • Nassir A.
    5 days

    Learn to coexist

  • Stephen M.
    5 days

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

  • Mark A.
    5 days

    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.
    6 days

    Thank you

  • David B.
    6 days

    That's not right, leave those people alone.ignorant creep.

  • Ann-Marie C.
    7 days

    God bless xx

  • 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

  • MD M.
    07/29/2020 07:17

    God bless you sis

  • Gee B.
    07/28/2020 04:28

    No such word as islamaphobia do not virtue signal remove the beam from your own eye before you try to remove the splinter from others you're a fake

  • Gee B.
    07/28/2020 04:26

    He need ktfo

  • Yves R.
    07/27/2020 06:09

    Its just religion! Has nothing to do with pure love and believe.

  • Khailash D.
    07/26/2020 06:36

    If All of Us were to Stand Up for Each other ... Life will be Blissful & Peaceful ... GOD BLESS the Girl for her Empathy 🙏

  • Mireille R.
    07/24/2020 17:35

    We should learn to coexist indeed! 💝

  • Chris W.
    07/22/2020 06:03

    Kick the black mans ass fucken prick

  • Janice B.
    07/21/2020 08:28

    Thank you Asma! Your beautiful soul shines brightly. Your compassion and kindness are exactly what the world needs more of.

  • Bill D.
    07/20/2020 00:19

    It's sad... He tried to use the Bible to justify his hate, to s child no less. He is not a Christian!

  • Bobby H.
    07/19/2020 10:36

    Loser with a bible

  • Matthew R.
    07/18/2020 14:38

    Good on ya lass.