Man arrested after Jewish children verbally abused on London underground

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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

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