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This Woman Laughed At A Far-Right Protester And People Think It's Badass AF

Saffiyah Khan told BuzzFeed News she intervened after a Muslim woman in a headscarf was surrounded by EDL members.

The far-right English Defence League held a protest in Birmingham on Saturday, in response to last month's Westminster attack.

During the protest, Saffiyah Khan, from Birmingham, came face to face with EDL leader Ian Crossland.

Khan told BuzzFeed News she was completely low-key at the protest and didn't say anything until a Muslim woman in a blue headscarf (pictured below) was surrounded by EDL members.

During the rally, Press Association photographer Joe Giddens snapped several pictures of Khan facing off with Crossland.

The photo of Khan quickly went viral on social media. The Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley, Jess Phillips, praised Khan as a "real Brummy".

Who looks like they have power here, the real Brummy on the left or the EDL who migrated for the day to our city an… https://t.co/OQPxAoi1iv

And many, many others soon followed.

Some called the photo amazing.

Amazing picture ....Young woman stares down the face of racist hate during today's #EDL knuckle dragging protest. 😊👍

And loved that she kept smiling.

@jessphillips She's still smiling and kept her hands in her pockets. Totally unfazed. Big respect.

Iconic photo from @jjgiddens This is simply the most perfect response to EDL hatred; calm, somewhat nonchalant, d… https://t.co/GhG8K4bWIA

Earlier in the day, Birmingham Central Mosque held a tea party to counter the EDL protest.