Passenger rants ‘this is a Christian country’ at Muslim quietly reading Quran

The Muslim devotee was sitting on the London Underground’s District Line reciting his Quaranic prayers when a man began to shout at him, video of the incident suggests

Passenger rants at Muslim quietly reading Quran on Tube

A man was berated for reading the Quran on the London Underground and told ” this is a Christian country “, shocking footage shows.

The Muslim devotee was sitting on the District Line reciting his prayers when a man, who spoke with a South African accent, began to shout at him, video of the incident suggests.

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

The incident unfolded near Tower Hill in central London at around 6.40am on Saturday, November 27, My London reported.

According to the passenger 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 has spoken about the incident but asked 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.”

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

The irate passenger said “this is a Christian country”


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He said the other man should “behave”


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“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 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.”

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