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‘Get Off My Train’ Train Conductor Defends Muslim Passengers From Racist Attack

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A train conductor in Connecticut is being praised for defending two Muslim women who were targeted in a racist verbal assault from a white passenger.

In a TikTok post that has amassed thousands of views shared by one of the victims, a white woman can be seen spewing a medley of hateful remarks before being approached by the conductor of the train who then asks her to leave.
“This lady verbally attacked my mother and I on the train to Hartford yesterday evening. We were sitting next to each other, minding our business, when this lady got on the train and sat next to us. As she took her seat, she looked at us and started shouting about how Obama’s to blame for letting foreign exchange students into the country”, the user’s caption reads. “However, she became increasingly more belligerent as she talked about white supremacy, FGM, and the sexualization of children. I made the decision to record her as we feared for our safety. Several passengers defended us and told her to stop. Some passengers got off the train and informed train workers. I want to THANK them and the guy working on the train from the bottom of my heart for standing up for us. They are our heroes!!! Thank you for doing what’s right!”

@mrwa043 HIJABIS VERBALLY ATTACKED ON TRAIN tiktok work your magic plz🙏🏽 This lady verbally attacked my mother and I on the train to Hartford yesterday evening. We were sitting next to each other, minding our business, when this lady got on the train and sat next to us. As she took her seat, she looked at us and started shouting how Obama’s to blame for letting foreign exchange students into this country. She made comments on how, in her opinion, they overstay their visas and don’t have a right in this country. She blamed law enforcement for not checking up on the status of “these illegal people”. That’s when my mom mother turned to me and asked me “does she think we’re students”? I laughed at her question and said “I don’t know”. We made a decision to ignore her ignorant commentary. However, she became increasingly more belligerent as she talked about white supremacy, FGM, and the sexualization of children. I made the decision to record her as we feared for our safety. Several passengers defended us and told her to stop. Some passengers got off the train and informed train workers. I want to THANK them and the guy working on the train from the bottom of my heart for standing up for us. They are our heroes!!! Thank you for doing what’s right!!#viral #fyp #muslimtiktok #hijabitiktok #hijabis #buzzfeed #islam #islamictiktok #blacklivesmatter #awareness #racism #explore #trending #connecticut #newyork #viralvideo #viraltiktok ♬ original sound – m🌱

When the conductor arrived on the scene, the woman quickly attempted to downplay her verbal attack; however, he stood firm and admonished her behavior.

“Look at me,” the conductor said. “You will never ride my train again. I will look at you and tell you you cannot ride, you understand that? I cannot physically remove you, but I can stop you from getting on. Do not talk to passengers that way.”
Though she didn’t leave the train, the conductor remained near the women to ensure her insults ceased. According to The Daily Beast, the conductor took further steps to report the incident to TransitAmerica Services and his superiors.

Not all heroes wear capes.

Source: Black Enterprise

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