A young Australian woman Stacey Eden, 23, has been hailed as a legend for standing up to defend a Muslim couple who were being harassed on a train in Sydney. It all started when a female passenger accused a Muslim woman of being an ISIS supporter and terrorist because she was wearing a hijab. The offensive rant continued for at least ten minutes before Stacey decided to step in to defend the woman’s choice of clothing.
Stacey is seen telling the abusive passenger, “She wears it for herself, OK? 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. If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything.”
The Muslim couple, Hafeez Batthi, 33, and his wife, Khalida, 26 , are ‘hardworking, honest and kind’ parents of a little baby boy; they moved from Pakistan several years ago seeking a better life in Australia. The two are ‘committed’ members of the community in Brisbane and regularly attend the Holland Park mosque, community spokesman Ali Kadri said.
NSW police sources told Daily Mail Australia a formal investigation is ‘definitely’ under way into the ugly incident.
— The Independent (@Independent) April 17, 2015
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