The so-called “white savior,” Stacey Eden, posted a bit of video on Facebook of the verbal abuse of the Muslim couple on a train. It seems pretty clear that she didn’t take it or post it to show off, but to document the abuse and say “people, don’t do that.” She did a damn good job of telling the abuser “don’t do that.”
Here’s her caption:
So i sat there for a good 10 minutes before i started recording this, while i listened to this woman bad mouth muslims and call the lady sitting opposite me an ISIS supporter because she wore a scarf, then she told me to go join ISIS because i was sticking up for her. People like this make me sick. People who are so ignorant and disrespectful to other people who were clearly sitting there minding their own business.
She was saying some pretty horrible and hurtful things before i spoke up then as soon as i started defending them she stopped.
People need to stop judging and putting others down over religion! EVERY RELIGION HAS GOOD AND BAD but if you take it back to the foundations, every religion is also built on LOVE. To LOVE one another.
The purpose of religion is to control yourself, not to criticise others.
She did the right thing. “White savior” my ass.
Here’s what Hafeez Ahmed Bhatti said on his Facebook wall.
Yesterday, before the video:
I was in the train to catch my flight and she targeted my wife and commenting on her. However, one of young Australian lady was arguing with her that she should stop racism.
Nothing about wishing she hadn’t or feeling patronized or white-saviored.
A woman friend replied:
Ahh good on her.
He posted a story from the Daily Mail, with pictures of all of them including Stacey Eden. A friend of his commented:
Watu Izzu Mantasha, Watu Zillu Mantasha.
This verse from Surah Al-Imran, which is extensively quoted by the faithful, simply means Allah honors those He is pleased with and disgraces those He is not happy with..
MASHA’ALLAH man good to see & pray (love) for Stacy Eden
The last one, 20 hours ago:
This video was not recorded by me. But that is what happened to us on sydney train, God bless Stacey Eden who support us.
Not a word from any of them about how Stacey Eden robbed them of their agency as opposed to making them feel less isolated and alone.
God damn. When you see people in trouble in some way, yes, you try to help. You be a mensch.