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Artist Made A Guide That Shows What To Do When You See Islamophobia
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Illustration, Social Issues6 years ago

Artist Made A Guide That Shows What To Do When You See Islamophobia

It’s a sad indication of the times we live in when somebody has to create an illustrated guide that teaches bystanders how they can help victims of Islamophobic harassment. But due to the increased pressure experienced by the Islamic community in France following a number of tragic terrorist attacks in the country recently, a Paris-based illustrator who goes by the name of Maeril decided to create this useful guide to encourage people to assist Muslims unfairly targeted because of their faith.

“I’m focusing on protecting Muslims here,” writes Maeril on her Tumblr page. “As they have been very specific targets lately, and as a French Middle Eastern woman, I wanted to try and do something to raise awareness on how to help when such things happen before our eyes – that way one cannot say they “didn’t know what to do”!” Scroll down to see what you can do to help.

More info: Tumblr | Instagram (h/t: demilked)

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Mindgame
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6 years ago

Shame on anyone who things its ok to harrass anyone especialy because of Religion. The purpose of this guide is to address the recent incidents of harrassment that Muslims have faced by some big angry bullies. No Muslim, Christian or Jew or Atheist should have to justify their beliefs to anyone. Just becuase other types of phobias exist does not mean Islamophobia is justified. If you don't like a certain group of people..fine.. but it still doesnt give you the right to go up to them and attack them with your words. .

Patricia Delgado
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1 year ago

Same with religious people attacking gay people like this. It’s not ok

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Petar
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6 years ago

I wonder, if a beautiful blond woman goes to any Muslim country in the middle east, without scarf on her head, with short skirt (because this is how she likes going out), will she be treated in the same way by some Muslim woman in the public transportation (just as it is depicted in the picture above)? Should this blond woman demand respect from the Muslim community? And most importantly - will the Muslim lady, who comforted her, be killed by stones just for the sake of the belief? I wonder...

Rebesweety
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6 years ago

A friend of mine, of Polish nationality, went to work in a spa in Turkey for some weeks and she and her friend almost got raped by the bus driver and his friend who thought in their sick mind they wanted something with them. The girls did not do anything to provoke them, they just were asking for directions. What she told me is that blond european women are seen as easy and they think they will accept right away whatever those men ask them. She does not want to go back to that country anymore. Too dangerous if you go by yourself or with another woman. You have to go with a man for them to respect you. This is an experience from a Polish blonde woman in Turkey.

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Chris Cooper
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6 years ago

anti-Semitic hate crimes are far higher in France and America than anti-Muslim. That's why Jews are fleeing France. Guess what kind of immigrants are doing the anti-Semitic attacks. In America, the US gov reports anti-Semitic attacks are 5 times the anti-Islamic attacks.

Clément Lombard
Community Member
6 years ago

DO you live in France Chris Cooper ??? I think not....

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Mindgame
Community Member
6 years ago

Shame on anyone who things its ok to harrass anyone especialy because of Religion. The purpose of this guide is to address the recent incidents of harrassment that Muslims have faced by some big angry bullies. No Muslim, Christian or Jew or Atheist should have to justify their beliefs to anyone. Just becuase other types of phobias exist does not mean Islamophobia is justified. If you don't like a certain group of people..fine.. but it still doesnt give you the right to go up to them and attack them with your words. .

Patricia Delgado
Community Member
1 year ago

Same with religious people attacking gay people like this. It’s not ok

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Petar
Community Member
6 years ago

I wonder, if a beautiful blond woman goes to any Muslim country in the middle east, without scarf on her head, with short skirt (because this is how she likes going out), will she be treated in the same way by some Muslim woman in the public transportation (just as it is depicted in the picture above)? Should this blond woman demand respect from the Muslim community? And most importantly - will the Muslim lady, who comforted her, be killed by stones just for the sake of the belief? I wonder...

Rebesweety
Community Member
6 years ago

A friend of mine, of Polish nationality, went to work in a spa in Turkey for some weeks and she and her friend almost got raped by the bus driver and his friend who thought in their sick mind they wanted something with them. The girls did not do anything to provoke them, they just were asking for directions. What she told me is that blond european women are seen as easy and they think they will accept right away whatever those men ask them. She does not want to go back to that country anymore. Too dangerous if you go by yourself or with another woman. You have to go with a man for them to respect you. This is an experience from a Polish blonde woman in Turkey.

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Chris Cooper
Community Member
6 years ago

anti-Semitic hate crimes are far higher in France and America than anti-Muslim. That's why Jews are fleeing France. Guess what kind of immigrants are doing the anti-Semitic attacks. In America, the US gov reports anti-Semitic attacks are 5 times the anti-Islamic attacks.

Clément Lombard
Community Member
6 years ago

DO you live in France Chris Cooper ??? I think not....

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