Western Europe was hit hard this past week when a terrorist attack hit London, England. A few are dead while dozens are injured. A terrorist drove a truck through a street of crowded pedestrians. However, despite the fact that the terrorist was a radical Islamic terrorist whom ISIS took responsibility for liberals are still making the Muslim community the victim here.
A picture from the terrorist attack was circulated online and through social media. It depicts a Muslim woman in a hijab walking by an injured person casually talking on her phone. Of course, people automatically got upset because it was so cold and callous. The picture was circulated through various terrorism watch sites and anti-Islam blogs.
The woman in the picture approached the media outlet Tell Mama to explain her side of the story that led to the events of the day in question. She said,
“I’m shocked and totally dismayed at how a picture of me is being circulated on social media. To those individuals who have interpreted and commented on what my thoughts were in that horrific and distressful moment, I would like to say not only have I been devastated by witnessing the aftermath of a shocking and numbing terror attack, I’ve also had to deal with the shock of finding my picture plastered all over social media by those who could not look beyond my attire, who draw conclusions based on hate and xenophobia. My thoughts go out to all the victims and their families.”
Tell Mama tried rationalizing her behavior away by explaining she was calling her family to let them know she was alright and that she assisted a woman in distress to the Waterloo station. However, the woman in the picture has refused to let additional media outlets circulate her photograph. Probably because she found it humiliating.
Even in one of our darkest moments liberals use an opportunity to politicize this issue and make Muslims the victims when in reality it was radical Islamic terrorists who perpetrated this atrocious act of violence. While there is no excuse for stirring hatred among religions it also isn’t ok to not recognize what it was that caused this act of violence. This picture certainly doesn’t give any ringing endorsements.
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