Ashleigh Gleeson, The Daily Telegraph
June 4, 2017 4:31pm
FOOTAGE has emerged of a woman going on an Islamophobic rant about Muslims on a bus before she is captured slapping the driver after he tells her to get off.
The incident took place on bus route 185 which was heading to Mona Vale from Wynyard on Saturday around 3pm.
Witnesses say the woman was shouting on the bus making remarks such as “We can’t let them come in … they are going to bomb us all … F**k them, they are going to kill us”.
She is filmed saying “Everyone who is Muslim has a chance to be radicalised” before a passenger tells her they themselves are Muslim.
The video then shows the bus driver stepping in and saying: “Could you please get off my bus, or I will get the police now”.
The woman asks what she is doing wrong before beginning to walk off the bus.
She can then be seen slapping the bus driver across the face.
Officers from the Police Transport Command have confirmed they are investigating and have called for witnesses to the incident to come forward and assist.
Islamophobia Register Australia spokeswoman Mariam Veiszadeh said that they had been receiving an increase in reports about Islamophobic incidents — and they were also becoming more serious and severe.