Woman has explosive reaction after being told 'Muslim women are oppressed'

Controversial Breitbart editor and right-wing personality Milo Yiannopulos is currently touring colleges around the United States. Yiannopulos caused a stir at one particular event at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

One attendee of his talk was educator Sandra Akkad, who is a third-generation Palestinian-American. She told BuzzFeed News that she was not familiar with Yiannopulos prior to the event, but wanted to go to hear what he had to say. "Unfortunately, from the moment he opened his mouth, I knew where he was headed," she said.

"Using a PowerPoint presentation and in a very sarcastic heckler style, his white supremacist, racist, and xenophobic comments came out loud and clear," she continued. According to Akkad, Yiannopulos spoke about immigration and then moved into terrorism and Islam.

He supposedly said that Muslim women, especially those who wear the hijab, are oppressed. This caused Akkad to spring up and challenge him. The Albuquerque Journal captured the moment shared it on Facebook:

The photo began circulating the internet, though, when Akkad's son Adam shared it on Twitter:

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"My mother confronting Milo Yiannopoulos far-right editor for @BreitbartNews," he wrote. "Mom jumped up when he said Muslim women are oppressed."

Akkad told BuzzFeed that she teaches her students to take a stand in what they believe in, like she did. "It is truly in each and every one of our hands to take a stand in order to make a change for the better," she said.

"He certainly was not worthy of the platform he was given."

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