Passenger was attacked after he stepped inside to stop a woman who racistly mistreated a young mother
I am so ashamed that no one else has tried to help & # 39 ;: the passenger is physically attacked after he has come in to stop a woman who is racially abusing a young mother and her toddler
- Young woman being physically attacked on the train after defending a mother and a baby
- Fahima Adan, 20 years old, was on his way to work in Melbourne CBD in a train
- A female woman began to abuse a mother and her son, so Mrs. Adan stepped in
- When she did, the woman turned her on and began to scratch and beat her
Lauren Ferri for daily post Australia
A young woman was physically attacked in the train after defending a mother and a young baby who were being racially abused.
Fahima Adan, 20, was on her way to work in Melbourne CBD when a female passenger began to abuse a mother and her son.
As soon as she came in to help, Adan quickly became a target when the woman physically attacked her.
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Fahima Adan (photo) was on her way to work in Melbourne CBD when a female passenger began to abuse a mother and her son
The 20-year-old was one of 30 people in the train, but she was the only one who had the courage to protect the woman and her child from the "racist mad lady."
& # 39; This woman ran away from the lady to the other side of the train for her safety and left her possessions behind where she was being harassed & # 39 ;, Adan wrote to Facebook.
In video footage obtained by Nine News, the woman can be heard yelling & # 39; I hate Islam! & # 39 ;.
When Ms. Adan defended herself by saying "I am Australian too," the woman jumped up and tried to tear her hijab from her head.
It really opened my eyes, no one even tried to stop the lady as soon as she jumped up and tried to take my hijab off, & # 39; said the 20-year-old.
"All that everyone did was pick up, I'm so hurt and disgusted that I was so respected, I'm an Australian citizen, I work and take public transportation just like everyone else. & # 39;
The 20-year-old was left in tears with bruises and scratches all over her body
As soon as she came in to help, Adan quickly became a target when the woman physically attacked her
When Ms. Adan left the train to get a replacement bus, the woman started to attack her again and tore off the scarf and threw her into bushes.
The 20-year-old was left in tears with bruises and scratches all over her body.
I feel small and disgusted in a country that I call home. I was not respected in so many ways, this was so wrong and justice never came, it was thrown aside as if it were nothing, & Adan wrote.
She also feels discouraged by the lack of support from other commuters on the train.
& # 39; This scarf. This is my world. You know. It is my religion. And this is being taken away from me, it is simply the ultimate lack of respect. And people just sat there and watched, "she told Nine News.
The authorities arrested a 39-year-old Clayton woman about the incident, but she has since been released while awaiting a summons for unlawful sexual assault.
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