This girl’s slam poetry crushing Islamophobia is going viral for all the right reasons

While the unfortunate number of hate crimes instigated by Islamophobia seems to be on the rise, there are voices from the Muslim community appealing to humanity. Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, a student of London University, is one such strong voice.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 3, 2017 7:55 pm
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To be discriminated against on the basis one’s religious affiliation is not new. In fact, there has been a significant rise of anti-Muslim hate crimes in Britain. According to a report in the Press TV, London’s Metropolitan police recorded more than 1,200 incidents of Islamophobic hate crime in the 12 months to March 2017.

It is this that Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, a student of London University, addresses in her brilliant speech poem titled ‘This Is Not A Humanising Poem’. In her bid to be classified, she says, “This will not be a ‘Muslims are like us’ poem, I refuse to be respectable. Instead, love us when we are lazy, love us when we are poor… Love us high as kites, unemployed, joy riding, time wasting, failing at school, love us filthy. Without the right colour passports, without the right sounding English.” The video of her performance was posted by Roundhouse on their Facebook page, and is going viral.

Watch the video here.

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  1. I
    Imr syd
    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:11 am
    Indian media should focus on hate crimes and killings happening against minorities in India rather than in foreign countries. In western countries at least they punish the perpetrator whereas in india they arrest the victims.
    1. S
      Jul 3, 2017 at 8:24 pm
      She is not victim,we are victims. They should show the humanity