The victim, who does not wish to be named, says he is ‘extremely grateful’ to the Muslim woman, and is ‘certain that without her intervention’, the abuse would have ‘escalated to physical violence’. On the morning of Friday 22 November, the man and his family were subjected to a torrent of anti-Semitic comments by a man on the tube as the family were travelling from Hendon Central to Covent Gardens. The shocking moment was captured on camera by Chris Atkins, with the man directing abuse at the father and his two young sons. He asks the man and his family if they are Jews, before shouting that the ‘Jews started the slave trade’ and threatening the man by telling him the he and his wife and children were going to be his slaves. A witness also said the man had blamed Jews for enslaving blacks and said they were responsible for the 9/11 terror attacks.
The woman has since been identified as mother-of-two Asma Shuweikh.