Man has been arrested after anti-Semitic abuse. The abuse was directed towards Jewish children on the London Underground.
The suspect was held in Birmingham on Saturday night on suspicion of committing a racially aggravated public order offence and he remains in custody.
Wearing a cap and hoodie, the man is seen in the video threatening a man off-camera after he tries to intervene before a woman in a hijab – Asma Shuweikh – confronts him.
The mother-of-two, from London, told the PA news agency she “wouldn’t hesitate to do it again“.
“I would have loved more people to come up and say something, because if everyone did, I do not think it would have escalated in the way that it did,” she said.
She said when she saw what was happening she knew she “had to confront him”.
“Being a mother-of-two, I know what it’s like to be in that situation and I would want someone to help if I was in that situation,” she said.
Asma Shuweikh, the woman hailed a hero for confronting a man allegedly directing anti-Semitic abuse towards Jewish children on the tube
She said the couple was travelling with three children, and she wanted to deflect the man’s attention away from them.
She said: “He was quite aggressive and was getting in my face.”
Twitter users hailed Mrs Shuweikh a “hero”.
Mrs Shuweikh said she got off the Tube after two stops and did not realise the video was going viral until a friend texted her to say she had seen her on Twitter.
She created a Twitter account so she could see the reaction.
She said: “It was so heartwarming to see the responses and see what people were saying. I can’t take all the credit because a lot of other people were involved.
“I would not hesitate to do it again.“
Source: The Telegraph