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British-Muslim MP, Zarah Sultana, cries while recounting Islamophobia

The 27-year-old Labour MP started her speech by recalling how she was nervous about being a Muslim woman in the public eye. Growing up, she had seen the abuse prominent British Muslims were subjected to and she knew it wouldn't be an easy ride.

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A British-Muslim MP, Zarah Sultana, breaks down in tears while recounting cases of Islamophobia in the UK following the tragic incident of 9/11 during a speech in the parliament.

Sultana in her speech said that she has seen how British Muslims were subjected to prominent abuse. The 27-year-old Labour MP started her speech by saying that,”Before being elected I was nervous about being a Muslim woman in the public eye.

“Growing up, I had seen the abuse prominent British Muslims were subjected to – I knew I wouldn’t be in for an easy ride.

“And today I would like to say I was wrong to be worried when young Muslim girls ask me what it’s like.

 

“I would like to say ‘there is nothing to worry about, that they would face the same challenges as their non-Muslim friends and colleagues, but I cannot say that because in my short time in Parliament that is not my experience.”

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She shared the video of her speech on her Twitter account. In the caption, she wrote: “This wasn’t an easy speech to give, but I can’t be silent about Islamophobia.”

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In her speech, Sultana mentioned the hates message she received.

“One person for example wrote to me, and I quote, ‘Sultana, you and your Muslim mob are a real danger to humanity. Another wrote I am cancer everywhere I go and soon, they said, ‘Europe will vomit you out.’

“A third called me a ‘terrorist sympathizer and scum of the earth’ and that is sanitized of their unparliamentary language.”

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The MP broke down in tears as she told the hall: “I have discovered that to be a Muslim woman, to be outspoken, and to be left-wing is to be subjected to this barrage of hate. It is to be treated by some as if I were an enemy of the country I was born in. As if I don’t belong.”

She criticized PM Borish Johnson’s remarks of comparing Muslim women to letterboxes that legitimized racism. Sultana added that since 9/11 people have perceived Muslims as a security threat.

Since her power, she has been receiving praise and appreciation from other Britain parliamentarians and people. Sultana is praised for boldly speaking out against Islamophobia.

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