Muslim woman from viral EDL protest photo says she ‘wasn’t intimidated in the slightest’

Source: ET

Saffiyah Khan at the EDL protest. PHOTO: TWITTER

Saffiyah Khan at the EDL protest. PHOTO: TWITTER

An image of an unfazed half-Pakistani, half-Bosnian woman standing her ground, smiling at an English Defence League protestor took social media by storm on Sunday.

In an interview with BuzzFeed, the woman of the hour, Saffiyah Khan said she ended up going to the EDL rally “because there is a history of harassment and assault of Muslims, vulnerable members of the public and people of colour at the the demos and outside of it.”

“I went with the intent of showing support for anyone who was assaulted or harassed by them.”

“I don’t like seeing people getting ganged up on in my town,” she said to the BBC

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