A Muslim family were called “f****** terrorists” by a motorist following an accidental collision in the West Midlands area.
The incident occurred on August 11 at around 22:00 GMT.
A member of the family has consented for Tell MAMA to share a clip of the Islamophobic abuse to help raise awareness.
Following the accidental collision, a member of the family had attempted to speak with the other driver and check to see if they were hurt, but the driver began to abuse the family members instead.
The abusive comments included “is this woman legal to drive?” and “are you sure she’s legal?”.
Despite repeated requests for their insurance details the perpetrator was less than forthcoming and refused to accept any of the apologies from the Muslim family.
When one family member mentioned contacting the police, the perpetrator’s language morphed into a paroxysm of Islamophobic abuse, as they said: “Call the police, you guys are the f****** terrorists”, before returning to their car and leaving the scene.
West Midlands Police are investigating the incident.
The perpetrator is described as female, black, and in her 20s or 30s.
In 2017, Tell MAMA verified 58 incidents (7 per cent) which involved cars or other vehicles.
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