A woman who threw racial abuse on a train admits she “lost the plot” after rejecting a passenger’s sexual advances – and was called a “whore” for being scantily clad.
Hassina Ahmed, who is a Muslim, was seen in the shocking footage a traveler called a ‘f****** Algerian bastard’ before threatening to ‘take him out’ on a train near West Ham tube station just after July 16 at 11 p.m.
While supporting a “death for shame” tattoo, she continued to unleash the foul-mouthed racist rant before confronting the man recording the encounter, calling him a “n*****.”
She is also seen having a physical altercation with him as shocked passengers look on.
But Ms. Ahmed insisted that she is not a racist and that she was furious after the Algerian traveler tried to chat to her and also asked for her number.
Hassina Ahmed, who is a Muslim, was seen in the shocking footage a traveler called a ‘f****** Algerian bastard’ before threatening to ‘take him out’ on a train near West Ham tube station just after July 23 on July 16
She told MailOnline: “He looked at me as I got on the train and tried to chat to me and asked for my number. I told him to leave me alone because I am Muslim.
“When I said that, he started yelling at me, ‘What kind of Muslim woman are you? Look how you are dressed. You show your body. You’re a whore, you should be ashamed of yourself.’ “‘
Ms Ahmed, 22, added: ‘I got very angry and had to defend myself. I am proud to be a Muslim woman and there is nothing in religion that tells us to hide it. It’s nobody’s business how I dress.’
Looking back on the incident, she admitted she “could have handled it better.”
Ms Ahmed revealed that she suffers from autism, is taking antidepressants and was drinking at a friend’s house on the night of the incident last Friday.
She admitted: “I was quite drunk when I got on the train. But it was the Algerian that really pissed me off. I’m sorry I got so excited and lost control. I usually don’t drink that much and don’t plan on doing so again.’
Ms. Ahmed was also seen having a physical altercation with him as shocked passengers watched
She unleashed the foul-mouthed racist rant before confronting the man who taped the encounter calling him a “n*****”
Ms Ahmed, who lives in East London and is unable to work due to her mental health, said her mother is Colombian while her father is a Muslim from Kenya.
She denied being racist and defended her use of the ‘n’ word.
She protested: ‘How can I be racist? I am half black myself. Do you really think I would argue with any two random men on the train because I have a thing for black people?
“Obviously there was a reason why I got so mad, but the video doesn’t tell you the whole story. The man who filmed it only shot part of it and you can’t see where it all started.’
She added: “I don’t want people to think I’m a monster. They need to know the truth about what happened.”
When asked about using the “n” word all the time, she said, “I didn’t mean it to be derogatory. My friends always use it when referring to each other and most of them are black. I live in East London and it is commonly used by all races.
Ms Ahmed has since maintained that she is not a racist and that she was furious after the Algerian traveler tried to chat to her and also asked for her number
When asked about using the ‘n’ word all the time, she said, “I didn’t mean it to be derogatory.”
The incident happened shortly after Ms Ahmed and a white friend boarded the train in Basildon – she revealed that she volunteered to go to a police station on Wednesday and that she has been asked to return next week once officers review CCTV footage of the train
“I didn’t use the ‘n’ word to abuse any of the passengers. That’s just the language we use in my world.’
She said her tattoo was not intended to intimidate anyone, but was a celebration of her South American roots.
She added: “My mom has the same tattoo, it’s something that a lot of people in Colombia have. But people try to make it clear that that’s proof that I’m some kind of crazy.’
The incident happened shortly after Mrs Ahmed and a white friend boarded the train in Basildon.
Since the video went viral, she has been crying that she had to shut down all her social media accounts and has also received death threats.
She revealed that she voluntarily went to a police station on Wednesday and that she has been asked to return next week after officers reviewed CCTV footage of the train.
Ms Ahmed said: ‘I have nothing to hide and have willingly gone to tell the police what happened.
“I actually tried to call the police at the time of the incident last Friday, but my phone died. This whole thing has made me very depressed and depressed and I don’t even want to leave my house anymore.’
The British Transport Police had previously confirmed that they… racially aggravating violation of public order.