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Bus passengers laugh at Islamophobic abuse of teenager

25th Apr 2014

Elham Asaad Buaras

A 15-year-old Muslim girl was spat and threatened with violence and called a “terrorist” by a middle aged man on her way to school while fellow bus passengers laughed at her ordeal.

The teen was wearing a hijbab while riding the Q88 bus on her way to school in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, New York, on April 10.  She accidentally brushed her bag against the man, sending him into an Islamophobic-filled tirade.

The man, who is described as a 5-foot-7 middle-aged white man, allegedly raised his fist at the teen, threatening her. “He kept cursing, terrorist and stuff,” said the teen who wished to remain anonymous. “He kept cursing and ‘Oh, you Muslim piece of s***, you’re a terrorist.’ ”

She responded by calling her attacker a “piece of s***,” prompting him to allegedly say, “Do you think I’m afraid to hit you? I will kill you.”

Although the man allegedly pushed the girl, spat on her three times, called her a terrorist, and threatened to kill her, she says no one on the bus helped her.

“They were laughing,” she said of her fellow passengers. “What if that were your daughter? Wouldn’t you stand up for her? ”

The man reportedly got off the bus when it stopped along Kissena Boulevard near Queens College.

One Response to “Bus passengers laugh at Islamophobic abuse of teenager”

Iftikhar AhmadApril 25, 2014

British society must learn to respect and tolerate those who are different. God has created diverse human beings to live in this tiny global village of one family. Creation by its very nature is diverse with different species, different communities, different cultures and languages. These differences represent the beauty and wonder but diversity is sometimes not fully appreciated, resulting in all sorts of clashes. The British society and Establishment must learn to respect and accommodate others, as if in a family. A report by the Institute for Community Cohesion found that native parents were deserting some schools after finding their children outnumbered by pupils from ethnic minorities. Schools in parts of England are becoming increasingly segregated. The study focused on 13 local authorities. Many of the schools and colleges are segregated and this was generally worsening over recent years. This is RACISM because British society is the home of institutional racism. A study by Bristol University reveals that a high level of racial segregation in Oldham schools and tension between communities resulted in recent riots in 2001. The solution is that those schools where Muslim children are majority may be designated as Muslim community schools. The native parents do not want their children to be educated along with migrant children. As soon as they find that the number of other children is on the increase, they remove their children to those schools where native children are in majority.
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