A man proved his point about prejudice this week when he took a train seat next to a Muslim woman who was surrounded by empty seats and standing commuters.The Muslim woman wearing a niqab was sitting alone in a section of six seats despite the fact the train was packed. 25 - year - old Dante Jamie Coyne, from Woking, posted a Facebook status about the incident on 26 October, which was liked over 44,000 times before Coyne deactivated his account. He wrote:
I jump on a busy train this morning and everyone made it beyond obvious they would not sit in this section of 6 seats, I loudly announced " I ' ll sit here then " and took my seat.
We said nothing the entire journey but as she got off train she nodded at me and I heard a very quiet " thank you ".
Guys don ' t be so judgemental.
After the post attracted the attention of the media, Dante was overwhelmed by people getting in touch and deactivated his account for a break.Recommended:Islamophobia and the case of #IStandWithAhmedBefore he went though, he posted in response to comments praising his action that he did it because “[the woman] is a human being whom was being treated unfairly, I gave her the respect she deserved. ”
I hope in time I see others do this more often.
This article originally appeared on the Independent