London Underground: Muslim man told ‘this is a Christian country’ by passenger in racist attack for reading Quran on Tube

A London Underground passenger was left shocked after a stranger started shouting at him for reading the Quran.

In a video capturing the tirade, you can hear the stranger say: “Let me tell you, this is a Christian country. You behave in our manners and the way we do things.”

The incident happened on the District line near Tower Hill, at around 6.40am on Saturday, November 27.

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According to the passenger at the receiving end of it all, he was reciting the Quran softly.

The man can also be heard saying: “That’s your problem, you have no respect,” adding, “I was here and you didn’t even have the decency to ask if you could do it.”

The victim spoke to MyLondon about the incident but wished to remain anonymous.

He said: “I was in shock at first. Then he continued and that’s when I felt attacked and humiliated.

“He got everyone’s attention and he tried to deny me of my basic right.

“I tried to ignore him many times. All I wanted was to read my Quran as I do every morning.”

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He continued: “Nobody seemed bothered but him to be fair.

“I told him to move if he was that pressed or to shut up, but he did neither.”

British Transport Police have said they are investigating the incident but released no further statement.

The passenger continued: “It’s hard to describe how I felt. It was shocking and scary but I had to keep my composure, ignore him and continue reading.

“My priority was to read my Quran and finish it before I arrive at work, because of him I was unable to do that.”

He added: “I genuinely don’t think me reciting the Quran out loud was the problem, I believe that was an excuse to express his feelings and get me to STOP reading the Quran because he believes, ‘we shouldn’t be allowed to read our prayers (read Quran) on TfL’.

“There’s more (racist things) he said that was not caught on camera, but I don’t wanna get into that.

“Anyways, I’m calm and collected alhamdulilah but I think his ideology and actions can have a huge affect on others. I hope he realises his mistakes and changes his ways. May Allah guide him to the right path.”

Footage of the incident was posted on the Twitter account @TooMuchSuugo.

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