Viral footage has captured the moment a Muslim woman screams at Pride marcher in the middle of London.
Muslim woman screams at Pride marcher
The incident took place in Hoe Street during the Waltham Forest Pride event. Incident shows a burqa-clad woman yelling at another woman who had the LGBTQ flag draped around her.
The woman was also wearing a black veil covering her face. Dark glasses covered her eyes. She also carrying a pair of white headphones, and she had light sandals on her feet.
The woman yelled at the Pride marcher, “Shame on you. God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.” She also yelled, “Shame on you, shame on all of you. You despicable people, you shameless people.”
A third person had to intervene and stop the yelling. The marcher yelled back, “We still love you, you will not shame me.”
Yusuf Patel shared the footage of the incident on Twitter. He wrote alongside, “Disgusting homophobic abuse at those on Waltham Forest Pride today.” He added that he was “extremely disheartened to see such intolerance in my local area”.
He also told The Independent, “We know there are growing hate incidents of antisemitism, anti-Muslim hatred and LGBT+ hate.”
“This incident in Waltham Forest only exemplifies the need for us and the authorities to double our efforts in challenging all forms of hatred and support brilliant organisations,” he added.
“Hatred isn’t acceptable”
The Walthamstow MP, Stella Cready, wrote on Twitter, “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.”
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said, “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 taking place.”
They added, “Abusing someone because of their sexual orientation or gender identity is a hate crime and we would encourage victims and those who were there when this took place to come forward.”
The spokesperson also added, “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 the police.”
The police have not yet caught the suspect.
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