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Sat Feb 27, 2016, 03:48 PM

Muslim Woman Says Lawmaker Asked Her: 'Is It Safe To Ride The Elevator With You?'

Abdelaziz, 24, who is the legislative and government affairs director at the Florida chapter of the Council for American-Islamic Relations, says she was already feeling defeated when she stepped into an elevator inside the Florida House of Representatives building.

She described what happened next in a post on Facebook.

"A Representative that should damn well know better walked into the elevator and jokingly hesitated while looking at me, 'Oh, is it safe to ride the elevator with you,'" Abdelaziz wrote. "Everyone laughed. Every single one of them laughed (Democrat, Republican, white, black, old, young) as I was belittled with a wildly inappropriate remark that because I'm a Muslim this Representative should be afraid to ride in an elevator with me. It's not funny. It hurts."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/florida-representative-anti-muslim-comment_us_56cf8540e4b0871f60eacdf2

"I'm a really tough person," Abdelaziz told HuffPost. "I'm a tough girl, but I started crying. I felt like I had no power at all. I felt like I had no dignity."

"They all literally know me," she said of the legislators in the elevator. "They know why he made that remark. I'm not a stranger. They know who I am. I was literally just in a meeting with them."

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Response to Person 2713 (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2016, 03:52 PM

1. Literally, this sucks.

Literally.

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Response to Person 2713 (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2016, 03:58 PM

2. Please update if you find out which Dems participated, they shouldn't be in our party.

 

Unfortunately I'm not surprised about the goppers, but I demand better from Dems.

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Response to That Guy 888 (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 27, 2016, 04:13 PM

3. She said she knew all them, it is just those things that people say and don't realize how bad

it is on the receiving end. Like jokingly saying to your best friend who has a cast on their leg "Hey hurry up gimp". The person saying it doesn't realize how the one with the broken leg fills on their crutches all day long. Everyone laughs. Snarky remarks do most of the time hurt someone.

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