Shocking anti-Muslim tirade on a London bus goes viral (WATCH)

Oct 16, 2015 at 2:17 p.m. ET
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A woman's anti-Muslim attack on a fellow commuter, filmed on a London bus and uploaded to Facebook on Wednesday, has sparked debate — because the abusive woman is black.

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She fires insult after insult at a pregnant Muslim woman, calling her a "suicide bomber" and an Islamic State supporter, threatening to kick her in the stomach and telling her to "go back to your country".

Watch the full, shocking video below. Warning: explicit language throughout (NSFW).

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Before the video was removed from photographer Mico Abrigo's Facebook page earlier today, it had been viewed over 750,000 times.

Unfortunately, it's nothing new to see a video clip of a racist monologue on social media. But this one is a little different, with many of the comments focusing on the fact that the abusive woman is black.

"I don't understand how second/third generation immigrants can say things like 'go back to your own country' when that is the kind of prejudice that our ancestors faced," one ethnic minority Londoner commented.

"She's going on like she's English herself. Go back to your country and we will go back to ours," commented a user from a Muslim background.

"Wasn't a white women this time, turns out people from other races have a nasty racist streak in them," said another.

"It's shocking and worrying to see this happening. This is a reminder that prejudice can come from any direction," Sunder Katwala, Director of British Future, an independent think tank that works on identity issues, told BBC News. "The fact the woman is black does not make it more or less acceptable. In a diverse society, we need to fight against this type of behaviour no matter where it's coming from."

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