Muslims respond to violence against women with protection group

February 20th, 2015

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Following the shootings in Copenhagen, many muslim women have reported on social media that they have experienced a rise in unprovoked violence. A Facebook group exists within the muslim community called “Beskyt dine søstre” (Protect your sisters), which offers support to these women.

The group's spokesperson told MetroXpress that there are several hundred men in the group poised and ready to move out if they receive a distress call.

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The group lists a number the women can call. If the attacker is still at the scene when the men arrive, they will try to perform a citizen's arrest.

The group was born following hate crimes caused by Charlie Hebdo in January. The spokesperson said  that several sister groups exist all over the country.


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