Hi everyone!

This is an illustrated guide I made as part of my co-admining work at The Middle Eastern Feminist on Facebook! It will be published there shortly. 
The technique that is displayed here is a genuine one used in psychology - I forgot the name and couldn’t find it again so if you know about it, feel free to tell me!
Some could say: “Yes but you can use that technique for instances of harassment other than Islamophobic attacks!”, and my reply is: Sure! Please do so, it also works for other “types” of harassment of a lone person in a public space!!
However I’m focusing on protecting Muslims here, 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”! 
I’d like to insist on two things:
1) Do not, in any way, interact with the attacker. You must absolutely ignore them and focus entirely on the person being attacked!
2) Please make sure to always respect the wishes of the person you’re helping: whether they want you to leave quickly afterwards, or not! If you’re in a hurry escort them to a place where someone else can take over - call one of their friends, or one of yours, of if they want to, the police. It all depends on how they feel!

For my fellow French-speakers: I will translate it in French and post it on my page as soon as I can :)

Please don’t hesitate to share this guide as it could push a lot of people to overcome bystander syndrome!!

Lots of love and stay safe!

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“Whenever you’re dealing with an apologist for Islam, or even a Muslim, and you bring up jihad, almost immediately, they kickback to you: “But what about those terrible crusades? Why they’re the moral justification for jihad and we’re just as bad as they are. So let’s not talk about jihad, okay? Let’s talk about the Crusades.

…I created a database of 548 battles that Islam fought: jihad battles against classical civilization. This isn’t even all the battles. It doesn’t include battles Africa, India, Afghanistan and other locations. It’s primarily at data base of the battles against the classical civilization of Rome and Greece.

…This is all jihad, relentless jihad. And why is it so relentless? 

Well, Mohammed was relentless in his jihad, and these people are good students of Islam.

…Yes, there were Crusades. But notice that they ended centuries ago, and jihad is still being practiced today. Jihad has been with us for 1400 years. There is no comparison between jihad and the Crusades; certainly not a moral comparison.”

- Bill Warner

Love one another for the sake of Allaah

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (رضي الله عنه)  that the Messenger of Allaah (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم) said:

“Verily, Allah will say on the Day of Resurrection: Where are those who love each other for the sake of my glory? Today, I will shelter them in my shade on a day when there is no shade but mine.”

[Sahih Muslim: 2566]

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) entered the mosque one day while a man from the Ansar was there who was called Abu Umamah. The Prophet (ﷺ) said, ‘O Abu Umamah, what is the matter that I see you sitting in the mosque while it is not time for prayer?’


He said, 'O Messenger of Allah, I am compelled by worries and debt.’ The Prophet (ﷺ) said, 'Shall I not teach you a word to say by which Allah the Exalted will remove your worry and relieve your debt?’ He said, 'Of course, O Messenger of Allah.' 


The Prophet (ﷺ) said: 'Say in the morning and evening: O Allah, I seek refuge in you from worry and sadness. I seek refuge in you from inability and laziness. I seek refuge in you from cowardice and miserliness. And I seek refuge in you from being overwhelmed by debt and the force of men.’

—  [(Sunan Abu Dawud #1555)]

Dear Muslim friends, if you have the opportunity to go to Japan and want to eat some ramen (the noodles in Naruto for example), even if there is only vegetables, please be aware that they are served in a soup, and that this soup might be made with pork bones, like the Tonkotsu Ramen which is one of the most popular noodles here! I realized that today and I thought you might need this information guys!