Muslim Women ATTACKED On NYC Subway, Passengers Response Will Make You Stand & Cheer

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In the wake of the Orlando Massacre at Pulse nightclub, many individuals in the media and elsewhere are using the event as an excuse to justify bigoted beliefs and statements against the American and global Muslim communities. One such individual decided to direct these misguided beliefs onto two Muslim women wearing hijabs on the New York City subway.

What these women may not have expected was the overwhelming reaction against the man by several other New Yorkers who also happened to be riding with them at the time. According to reports, several riders came together and confronted the man, giving him a lesson in “New York values.”

One of the subway riders present at the scene was Amaira Hasan, who is also a practicing Muslim but does not wear a hijab. Shortly after witnessing the event, she described what she saw in detail on her Facebook page. Her post went viral, being shared by over 29,000 people and receiving over 6,000 likes:

‘Just now, on my way to work, a man got on my train yelling as he came onto an incredibly packed train for the “two terrorist foreigners to go back to where they came from.” These two “terrorist foreigners” were two (understandably terrified) hijabi Muslim women. Before I could say anything, the entire train erupted in anger. A black man, a Romanian, a gay man, a bunch of Asians, and a score of others came to their defense demanding that this man leave these women alone and get off this train. The man insisted that the two women go back home and take their bombs with them.

After some back and forth, one man said, “This is New York City. The most diverse place in the world. And in New York, we protect our own and we don’t give a f*ck what anyone looks like or who they love, or any of those things. It’s time for you to leave these women alone, Sir.”

I couldn’t have said it better. Sure enough, our train was stopped. This royal douche got off the train to the sound of cheering.

I say all this to say that in light of all the bad happening around us, remember that there’s so much good and so much love.

I’m late to work, but it was for the best reason.’

Hasan also gave an interview about the incident to DNAinfo, during which she stated:

‘In troubling times, people are scared.but it’s nice to see that end of the day, people are looking out for one another, and I think that’s what’s important.’

Although many are clearly responding to the massacre in Orlando as if their discrimination against the Muslim community is justifiable due to the shooter’s Muslim background, it is also obvious that there are millions out there who are not giving in to the rhetoric of hate. Muslim Americans have also often been the targets of discrimination and prejudice by angry, reactionary people, and the more people stand up to it, the more we hold up our nation’s values of unity in diversity.

Featured image via video screenshot.