Muslim woman wearing niqab shouts 'shame on all of you despicable people' in homophobic rant at Pride march in London
Heh. Pass the popcorn and enjoy the intersectional politics $hitshow. Who's higher up the ladder? They demand protections and equality now, but when they feel entitled, watch out.
This is the shocking moment a Muslim woman spits homophobic abuse at a reveller on a Pride march in east London.
The niqab-wearing woman was filmed screaming 'shame on you' to a man draped in the LGBT rainbow flag during the rally on Hoe Street, Walthamstow, yesterday.
She screeches 'God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve' while a marshal in a high-vis jacket moves in to shield the clearly shaken Pride marcher.
The video was shared on Twitter by Yusuf Patel who wrote: 'Disgusting homophobic abuse at those on Waltham Forest Pride today.
'No matter what form hate comes in, we must stamp it out and say no to all forms of hate!
'Also, very importantly we cannot call out one form of hate but be silent/complicit on others.'
The confrontation also sparked fury among locals who have hit out at the abusive Muslim woman.
Walthamstow MP Stella Creasey condemned the homophobic rant as 'hatred'.
She tweeted: 'Gutted to see this and clear such hatred isn't acceptable anywhere let alone in our home town - proud that many from all faiths and none today including Islam joined the Waltham Forest Pride march to show Walthamstow really does mean welcome.'
The Walthamstow arm of the Metropolitan Police said officers are investigating and branded the abuse a hate crime.
The force tweeted: 'We are aware of footage circulating on social media of abuse directed at those taking part in the Waltham Forest Pride event and enquiries are underway.
'Abusing someone because of their sexual orientation or gender identity is a hate crime.
'If you have been verbally or physically abused, harassed or attacked in any way by someone because you are or they think you are LGBT+ please report these crimes to police or through a third party agency.'
Some 48 per cent of Walthamstow residents are from a minority ethnic background, and 22 per cent are Muslim.
Posted by: gorb 2019-07-29