A young woman has posted a shocking video online showing the moment a fellow commuter on the London underground branded her and all Muslims “terrorists”.
The outburst was reportedly filmed by the unnamed Muslim woman on the Jubilee underground line in East London last Friday.
The grainy mobile phone footage shows a man declaring to the whole train carriage that “today all Muslims are terrorists”.
He can then be heard to say that members of the religion “blow up” city upon city, with a Muslim student within earshot of his Islamophobic comments.
The video comes less than a week after Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) supported attacks on the Brussels metro and airport claimed the lives of 35 people and injured a further 270 more.
The attacks have seen instances of anti-Islam sentiment increase online.
The 21-year-old woman who filmed the video later told the Evening Standard that she was shocked that on a train full of people, nobody spoke up in her defense.
“There were quite a lot of people and no-one said anything. People totally ignored it – I was shocked.
“I’ve never experienced anything like that. I’ve heard of it on the news but never thought I would personally experience it. It’s become the norm in society,” she said.
Scores of people have since come out in support of the young lady on Twitter, labelling the unidentified male commuter an “idiot”, a “pig”, and a “fool”.
— james bartlett (@james_bartlett1) March 26, 2016
@moushhh you did well with your response, hopefully it’ll help make the fool less ignorant🙄🙏🏻
— Farzana (@fa_zana) March 25, 2016
@moushhh don’t mind these pigs. They have a big mouth around woman. Around men their quiet
— Wolverine (@HUGO_B92) March 25, 2016
Others even apologized for the man’s outburst and praised the victim for staying calm during her public ordeal.
— Safwan Ahmedmia (@SuperSaf) March 25, 2016