White man spat on black woman in hijab while others laughed

A Muslim woman has said she was spat at and labelled a terrorist on a London bus.

White man spat on black woman in hijab while others laughed

To make matters worse, Irqa Mohamed, 20, said that other people on the number 43 in Islington smiled and laughed when it happened.

Revealing the alleged incident on Twitter, she wrote: "A white man spat at me in a buss [sic] of people and kept on cussing me out cause of my Hijaab while people smiled a laughed along."

It was not until her friend boarded the bus at a later stop and confronted the man that the ordeal was put to a stop, Ms Mohamed said.

Irqa told the Evening Standard: ‘He moved seats and then called me a racist and a terrorist.

‘He started to go crazy. He said people like me were coming into this country and taking all the jobs.’

She added: ‘I do think it’s sad no one spoke up for me. The bus was full at one point and you could tell no one wanted anything to deal with him.

‘A couple of young black boys ran upstairs crying when it was happening.’

Ms Mohamed said she is waiting to hear back from police after making a complaint to the British Transport Police (BTP).

A BTP spokesman said the incident had been logged and investigations are underway.

Steve Burton, TfL’s director of enforcement and on-street operations, said: 'We do not tolerate racist behaviour of any kind on our bus network and we will work with the police to investigate this incident.'

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