A video has lately spread on youtube, showing a veiled young girl walking down the street, and then gets hit by a man passing by. The man knocks her down to the ground, and then runs away. Now the reason he did it is obviously the religious difference he could spot, as she was veiled and obviously a Muslim.
This video very clearly shows this man hitting the woman, and yet, as an educated person, I could not accuse all British people to agree on what had happened. Instead, I believe that a lot of people do not agree, and even condemn this act.
What I am trying to point out to here is that single acts of individuals do not necessarily represent the entire feelings or acts of a nation. Sadly, Arabs and Muslims are stereotyped by the West because they have only seen the bad part of them, and are not willing to dig deeper and understand that each person should be responsible for his own actions and reputation.
This man violates every humane aspect of life, and violates the laws of human rights. Not only is he being racist, he is also being a sexist assaulting a young woman walking down the street. The authorities have taken the correct measures, and no one has the right to consider what this individual did as a reflection of the image and morals of British people.
This video is sad, it shows the discrimination levels we can reach because of our prejudices and misconceptions. This video proves that it is about time we step outside the box.