Justice for Muslim Women Verbally Assaulted

islamophobia2-by-solidarityus

Target: Commissioner of the City of London Police Adrian Leppard

Goal: Ensure that woman who verbally assaulted Muslim women is punished.

A video has recently been released documenting a woman going on a five minute rant directed towards a group of women on a London city bus. The attack was seemingly unprovoked, with the woman shouting “You come to England and have no f****** manners, go back to your f****** country– where they are bombing every day,” and repeatedly called them “ISIS bitches.” Moreover, she repeatedly claimed that the women– who looked to be a group of mothers with strollers –were involved with the Islamic State.

After approximately two minutes of this verbal abuse, the woman appeared to be finished with her baseless accusations. However, she was quick to resume with her abuse, shouting “Are you sleeping with her husband? Do all of your kids live in the same house together?” She repeatedly hurled insults at the women and their defenseless children, all while subjecting them to being filmed.  When passengers tried to take the phone out of her hands so that they would not be filmed, she violently objected stating that if she was touched again she would punch them in the head.

This behavior is completely unacceptable and cultivates an environment in which Muslims are seen as people that are to be feared. Those who practice Islam should not live in fear of being persecuted simply for wishing to practice their religion in peace. Sign this petition to ensure that the ignorant woman who verbally abused these innocent people is brought to justice.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Commissioner Leppard,

I am writing this petition letter to you to in hopes that you bring a woman who verbally assaulted a group of women with their children on London public transportation to justice. The woman repeatedly insinuated that the group was affiliated with ISIS and continually shouted obscenities, all while filming them.

A full investigation needs to be launched and more effort needs to made to prevent rampant Islamophobic attacks in London. According to Huffington Post, this conflict occurred in the same week in which a news report showed that Muslims who are targeted and attacked are reluctant to report these incidents and do not receive enough support from bystanders and police.

Unfortunately, many Muslim women feel that it is necessary to remove their headscarves and Muslim men are beginning to shave their beards in hopes it will protect them from being targeted. No one should ever have to protect themselves against Islamophobic attacks and this is why it is so important that a full investigation is opened.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Solidarity US

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