Chaos ensued when an elderly woman on a train in Sydney confronted a Muslim couple about their faith.Â Khalida Hafeez and Hafeez Ahmed Bhatti, were on a train to Sydney Airport when the woman began speaking toÂ Ms. Hafeez, who was wearing a headscarf.
The elderly woman asked Ms. Hafeez why she wears the headscarf, known as a hijab, for a man who marries 6 year old girls. The woman is referring to the prophet Muhammad who was in his 50’s when a six year old girl wasÂ betrothed to him,Â and only nine when the marriage was consummated.
Another passenger on the train, 23 year-old Stacy Clark, began arguing with the elderly lady in defense of the Muslim couple saying,Â “She wears it because she wants to be modest with her body, not because of people like you who are going to sit there and disrespect her.”
The woman responds saying ” Oh Yeah, Your kids behead people in Syria.”
Ms. Clark says that isn’t the majority of Muslims.
The woman tells Ms. Clark to read her newspaper instead of hearing everything on Facebook. She goes on to explain that 148 Christian in Kenya were recently slaughter by Muslims and Muslims are killing each other in Syria.
Ms. Clark asks ” what does that have to do with them?”
The woman responds to her question with another question asking ” Why don’t you go and join them?”
She explains that Ms. Clark was the one who started the argument. Apparently Ms. Clark didn’t like that because she tells the elderly woman to “shut her mouth.”
The couple is now going after the elderly woman criminally.Â Mr Bhatti said that he has spoken withÂ New South Wales Police about the incident and they will be pressing charges.