A Muslim woman in a hijab has been abused for being Muslim by another female passenger on a Sydney train. A third woman, who filmed the video, told the Sydney Morning Herald she witnessed 10 minutes of abuse from a passenger who can be be heard telling another hijab-wearing passenger that her kids ‘behead people’. Stacey Eden came to the woman’s defence, telling the first woman to ‘have some respect’
The Sydney commuter who stood up for a Muslim couple that were subjected to a stream of vile abuse on a train said she’d “had enough” and would hope others “would stand up and help defend what is right”.
Stacey Eden, 23, was travelling on the Airport Line to her home in Mascot when she witnessed a middle-aged woman berating a Muslim passenger over her hijab and telling her that all Muslims were ISIL supporters.
Ms Eden did not hesitate to jump into the verbal stoush and record it on the woman’s behalf, saying “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”
Her comment posted on her Facebook post read as follows:
So i sat there for a good 10 minutes before i started recording this, while i listened to this woman bad mouth muslims and call the lady sitting opposite me an ISIS supporter because she wore a scarf, then she told me to go join ISIS because i was sticking up for her. People like this make me sick. People who are so ignorant and disrespectful to other people who were clearly sitting there minding their own business.
She was saying some pretty horrible and hurtful things before i spoke up then as soon as i started defending them she stopped.
People need to stop judging and putting others down over religion! EVERY RELIGION HAS GOOD AND BAD but if you take it back to the foundations, every religion is also built on LOVE. To LOVE one another.
The purpose of religion is to control yourself, not to criticise others.