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What Happened When A Man Confronted A Random Muslim Woman About Brussels

What Happened When A Man Confronted A Random Muslim Woman About Brussels
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In the aftermath of any terror attack, Muslims across the globe fear a back lash, where they would be harassed, abused and blamed for something that isn't their fault. In recent times, of course, there is a growing presence of sane voices who abhor such parochialism and reach out to victims of such racial attacks.

After the terror attacks in Belgium, it came as no surpise that a hashtag called #StopIslam started trending on Twitter. But one gentleman by the name of Matthew Doyle from London decided to confront a Muslim woman in Croydon and ask her about Brussels. And then had the gall to tweet about it.

Huffington Post UK decided to talk this genius and here's what happened:

When asked by The Huffington Post UK as to why he had chosen to approach the woman, Doyle explained that her Islamic headscarf justified approaching her.

He said: “She was wearing a flag. If I was walking down the street wearing a jacket emblazoned with a Union Jack then I would be open to some abuse.

When asked if he approaches Jewish men wearing skullcaps to question them on the ongoing Israel/Palestine situation he exclaimed: “Absolutely not!”

Doyle was slammed for his racism and for harassing a woman. He went ahead and deleted his tweet. 

Didn't help his case much when he continued to tweet his bigotry to the world:

But it wasn't all bleak. Some people got quite creative and decided to spread some joy:

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