Stacey Eden has been described as a “legend” for defending a Muslim couple who were verbally abused by an elderly passenger on a train.
Caught on video, the elderly woman starts to accuse the unidentified Muslim woman of being an ISIS supporter because she wears a hi-jab. The footage shows the Muslim woman who was trying to ignore the disrespectful remarks, being asked by the Islamophobic woman if she wore the hi-jab for a man who marries a six-year-old girl. As the Muslim passenger was being ambushed with ignorant comments, Eden stepped in her defense and said:
She wears it for herself, OK? She wears it because she wants to be modest with her body, not because of people like you who are going to sit there and disrespect her.
Despite her interjection, the elderly woman continued to harass the couple with comments such as:
Your kids behead people in Syria. Read the newspapers, 148 people, Christians murdered in Kenya. They’re killing each other in Syria.
Infuriated by the woman’s ignorance, Eden angrily replies:
Don’t sit there disrespecting someone that has nothing to do with it. Have some respect. If you’ve got nothing nice to say, don’t say anything.
Eden then posted the video on Facebook where it received thousands of likes, shares, and comments. This act just shows that Islamophobia does indeed exist, and it has devastating consequences for innocent Muslim men and women.
You can watch the footage via YouTube, below:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8YK-7WXV0o&w=560&h=315]