Muslim couple abuse: Victims thank Australian woman

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Sydney, April 17: A Muslim man in Sydney has expressed his gratitude towards an Australian woman who defended them from racial abuse aboard a train, media reported.

Stacey Eden is being hailed for defending Hafeez Ahmed Bhatti, his wife and their four-month-old son on a train on Wednesday,who were subjected to a torrent of abuse from an old woman sitting opposite them. Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Australian woman hailed

Bhatti, an accountant from Pakistan, has revealed further details of what happened before Eden started filming. The abusive passenger first touched his wife on her head and asked why she was wearing a hijab in such warm weather.

She later said that all Muslims should leave Australia and asked why they follow someone who married a six year-old child.
Stacey Eden defended them and recorded the entire incident in her phone camera.

Stacey Eden has been hailed for standing up to defend a Muslim woman who was being harassed on a Sydney train. Bhatti has also expressed his gratitude towards her.

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He wrote on her Facebook page "Thanks again for your support for us on that day ... I generally believe that you and many other Australian do respect all religions," the message said.

The video ends with Eden angrily telling the woman: "if you've got nothing nice to say, don't say anything, it's simple."

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