A group of Muslim women, activists, academics, and CEO’s banded together on Friday to resists President Donald Trumps nauseating visit to the UK. The group of women lead a chanting crowd, alongside what some reports have said 250,000 others on Friday. Malia Bouattia, Maz Saleem, Hannah Bouattia, Zarah Sultana, Fatima Rajina, Amaliah’s very own Nafisa Bakkar, and Hanan Abdel-Khalek. Ex- NUS President told Middle East Eye the reason for the creation of Muslimah’s against Trump.
“Muslimahs against Trump came about when Muslim women in London felt sidelined and tokenised and dealing with the brunt of violence due to Trump, May and other governments worldwide. This question of the intersections between misogyny is often overlooked, we are central to social justice movements. We are always there on the ground, we want to be visible as well always there doing the work on the ground. We did a banner drop in Westminster upon Trump’s arrival to show we will not be silenced.”
— Middle East Eye (@MiddleEastEye) July 13, 2018
We're at the #TrumpProtest today – talking to the Muslim Women Bloc, including @FBRajina. Check back on our social media shortly for full interviews. CC: @CampaignerMaz @MaliaBouattia pic.twitter.com/eTSfr54iYL
— British Muslim TV (@BritishMuslimTV) July 13, 2018
Many sisters have spoken to me about being sidelined & tokenised in the lead up to the #TogetherAgainstTrump demo, it's one of the reasons we're having a Muslim Women's bloc
We won't be silenced or spoken for
— Malia Bouattia (@MaliaBouattia) July 12, 2018
In the southeast city of Annecy France, a 50-year-old man died amidst celebrations of Frances win 4-2 against Croatia in the World Cup final on Sunday. The 50-year-old passed away after breaking his neck from jumping into a nearby canal. Elsewhere a 30-year-old man died after crashing his car into a tree, in the northern town of Saint – Felix during the celebration. Many ugly scenes followed in Paris, as clashes with the police broke out at the same time. Read more here
I have never seen madness like France after the win the World Cup. INSANE pic.twitter.com/A4vWD34rEW
— Tristen Ikaika (@TristenIkaika) July 16, 2018
The Empire State Building is honoring France’s World Cup win tonight. pic.twitter.com/gXut7l07p3
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 15, 2018
Breaking: Violence erupts in Paris after France wins the World Cup. Reports of multiple stores being looted. pic.twitter.com/wMxec33hNX
— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) July 15, 2018
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis tweeted that his country will not accept any of 450 asylum seekers. However, Italian Prime minister Guiseppe Conte on Sunday said five European countries agreed to take in over half of the 450 migrants aboard two EU border vessels. Read more here.
Anche la Spagna e il Portogallo prenderanno 50 migranti ciascuno, come già hanno fatto Francia, Germania e Malta.
— GiuseppeConte (@GiuseppeConteIT) July 15, 2018
“Even Spain and Portugal will also take 50 migrants each, as France, Germany and Malta have already done.”
Celebrities read this heartbreaking letter of a migrant mother who was separated from her 18-month-old son for more than two months. pic.twitter.com/ilrD65Oqpl
— AJ+ (@ajplus) July 15, 2018
Migrants are people, and have a right to exist without any added criteria.
— Ines (@inihelene) July 15, 2018
We will not tolerate migrants, refugees and Muslims being scapegoated for injustices caused by the powerful.
My speech at the mass anti-Trump demo. pic.twitter.com/8V6Uew3w6T
— Owen Jones???? (@OwenJones84) July 15, 2018
Novak Djokovic, earned his Grand slam title during the final on Sunday, earning his first in over two years, Djokovic beat Anderson, with his fourth Wimbledon championship. Angelique Kerber defeated Serena Williams with a 6-3, 6-3 victory not long after Williams had given birth to which almost transpired in her own death.
— Siddharth Basu (@SiddharthBasu__) July 15, 2018
I’m really rooting for Anderson but it’s not looking great. I would have been happy with anyone but Djokovic winning the #WimbledonFinal
— ⭕️ (@MrsAtoB) July 15, 2018
Is this is the world’s smallest trophy to win a final #Wimbledon #WimbledonFinal seems a bit unfair after all their hard work involved to achieve this. Just following it with a picture of what women’s singles final winner won @Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/z4KtZXt4QZ
— Mona (@mona_mqumar) July 15, 2018