Being Indians how well do we deal with racism? Here is a 23-year-old Australian girl who not only stood up against religious discrimination but also defended someone who was subjected to it.
This incident took place in Australia while Hafeez Ahmed Bhatti and his family were going to the Airport. The unknown lady allegedly called Hafeez’s wife an ISIS supporter, this enraged Stacey Eden who then jumped-in to defend the couple.
Stacey switched on her phone camera and recorded the conversation.
Stacey is heard saying, “She [Hafeez’s wife] wears it [hijab] because she wants to be modest with her body, not because of people like you who are going to sit there and disrespect her.”
Stacey posted the video on her Facebook account and got over 7.5 million views.
When Stacey took up for the couple, the unknown woman allegedly asked her to go join ISIS if she is sympathetic towards them.
Stacey and the woman are heard saying:
“That is not her doing it. That is a minority of people. Not a majority of people OK?”
“It doesn’t matter what they’re doing… Have some respect, have some respect.”
“It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter. What’s that got to do with this poor lady? What’s that got to do with her?”
“Nothing,” the ranter replied.
“Exactly!” Stacey fired back.
“You’re the one who started the argument!” the woman said.
“No, you’re the one sitting there saying things under your breath, shut your mouth, simple.”
“You shut your mouth,” the woman replied.
“No, you shut your mouth. You’ve got nothing nice to say, don’t say anything, simple.”
This incident sure had an effect on Hafeez and his family. He posted on his Facebook about the incident and received sympathetic as well as enraged replies.