Published On: Tue, Nov 4th, 2014 on 2:31 pm

Muslim woman films man ‘pushing’ her before getting into Leeds taxi

Muslim Woman Pushed In Leeds

A Muslim woman has filmed her confrontation with a man she claims racially abused her and pushed her in Leeds city centre before getting into a taxi.

In a video shared to the Yorkshire Standard, the man is seen walking past the woman who tells him he said “racist” remarks before he seems to use force against her to move her out of the way.

In the taxi, he is supposedly heard using a racial slur “p*** f*****s”.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said the incident took place on 3 November around 11.45pm. She saw the bus station was closed and tried calling for a taxi to get home.

She was approached by a man who started talking to her and told him to go away. She then received racist abuse, she claims.

She said: “He was walking past me to get his cab. As he was walking I began to film him and while doing so he slapped me and tried to push me to the ground.

“I had to defend and protect myself. No wonder Muslim women are afraid to go out at night. It is precisely because of these everyday incidents that make us feel so vulnerable and unsafe.”

She has reported the incident to Tell MAMA, a national project which records anti-Muslim incidents in the UK.

Warning: Video contains language that viewers may find offensive.

About the Author

Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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  1. joe says:

    it’s her word against his. she sounds deranged in any case.

  2. Danny says:

    And if a asian lad saw this and smacked this guy he would cry reverse racism and the Police will be out in force, 3 vans, two cars, anti-terror squad, the lot!

  3. Danny says:

    Not hard to find, he jumped in a taxi in the middle of town with all the cameras about, more like the Police are not doing enough, maybe they are busy preparing for their next job escorting Nazis round Britain!

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