New Thor: Ragnarok Costumes Revealed in Latest Set Photos

Since it began shooting on July 4 this summer, we’ve been inundated with a tsunami of Thor: Ragnarok set photos and behind-the-scenes video. Just a few weeks ago, we saw Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston traipsing around Brisbane, Australia, with the streets made up to look like New York City. The actors were draped in cloaks that protected their new superhero costumes from prying eyes. Now, more set photos give us a clear look at what kind of alternations have been made to these iconic getups.

It should come as no surprise that these Norse Gods are getting an upgraded look in Thor 3. With every Marvel movie comes a slight character revamp, helping to keep audiences interested and to sell more toys and action figures. Altering the costumes also allows the designers to figure out better ways to make these sometimes bulky suits of superhero armor more comfortable for the actor involved. And sometimes, the alterations even serve the story, especially when it comes to Tony Stark and his Iron Man upgrades. Here, Thor and Loki get even more immersed in the Asgardian culture.

Also included in these new photos is Sir Anthony Hopkins, who reprises his role as Odin in the movie. Earlier set photos showed that he was now posing as a homeless man on the streets of NYC. Here, he is back in a more traditional get-up, his eyepatch firmly in place. These photos come courtesy of Twitter, but had earlier appeared on various other social media before being pulled down by Marvel Studios. Fans were too quick, and they spread throughout Twitter like wildfire. The other person in the photos has been identified as Juan Miguel, who was previously seen hanging out with Hopkins on the Brisbane set.

All in all, Loki’s costume is not that much different from the last time we saw him in Thor: The Dark World. Though, it appears his clothes are much more casual and less royal than previous incarnations of the green suit. Thor’s new costume on the other hand is very different from what has come before it. And it fits inline with the Planet Hulk storyline that has been rumored, and the fact that he will square off against the green goliath in a gladiator match. At Comic-Con, Hulk’s gladiator armor was put on display for everyone to see.

Two-time Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine, Carol, Cinderella) joins Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok as the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, along with Jeff Goldblum (the upcoming Independence Day: Resurgence, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Jurassic Park) who joins the cast as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson (Creed, Selma) who will bring the classic hero Valkyrie to life on the big screen, and Karl Urban (Star Trek trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King) who will add his might to the fray as Skurge. Rounding out the cast for the film is three-time Oscar-nominee Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight, The Kids Are All Right, Foxcatcher), reprising his role of Bruce Banner/the Hulk from Marvel’s The Avengers and Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Thor’s new cast members join returning stars Chris Hemsworth (Rush, In the Heart of the Sea, Ghostbusters) in the title role for the fifth time; Tom Hiddleston (Crimson Peak, The Night Manager, Kong: Skull Island) as Thor’s adversarial, adopted brother, Loki; Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Idris Elba (The Dark Tower, Luther, Beasts of No Nation) as the Asgardian sentry, Heimdall; and Academy Award-winner Sir Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs, Nixon, Hitchcock) again portraying Odin, Ruler of Asgard.

Thor: Ragnarok, the third installment of Marvel’s popular Norse Super Hero, is directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Taika Waititi (Two Cars, One Night, What We Do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople). Kevin Feige will produce the film, joined by executive producers Louis D’Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel and Stan Lee. Production is slated to begin this summer, with Marvel setting a November 3, 2017 release date for Thor: Ragnarok.

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Blake Shelton Builds Hawaiian-Style Home for Gwen Stefani as a Wedding Gift

sets the bar high with his wedding gift for . The country superstar, who’s reportedly planning to marry his girlfriend later this year, is going to give her a Hawaiian-style house which he is currently building in his hometown of Oklahoma.

According to , the lake house is located in Tishomingo where Blake, Gwen and her kids will base themselves after the couple ties the knot. In some pictures obtained by the site, the property will have one main residence, three hut-style guest rooms complete with grass roofs as well as a swimming pool with its own bar and some palm trees planted around it.

Blake and Gwen aren’t the only ones excited about their upcoming move to the small town. People living in the neighborhood are also happy to have the couple and their kids live nearby. “We’ve seen Blake here several times. He wants it finished in time for their wedding as the ideal gift for Gwen. It’s going to be a place to have some fun when they’re not at his ranch,” a neighbor says.

“Gwen and her boys have been here just the once and they were very excited to look around and hear what it’s going to be like. It’s going to be great fun for the kids. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy themselves,” the neighbor adds. “It’s a very nice, quiet community around here. Perfect for family and guest visits. They are big stars but they won’t be bothered by anyone.”

Another person living in the area agrees, adding that there won’t be paparazzi in the area. “Gwen Stefani seems to be really taken with Oklahoma, too. In Los Angeles she can’t even get her mail without someone trying to take her picture, so it’s a change for her. She loves the laid back atmosphere,” says Kim Jones, who runs the non-profit Closet Ministry and Thrift Store on the same block.

Kim adds that she likes Gwen better than Blake’s ex , whom she calls “standoffish.” “When she was with Blake, Miranda didn’t like stopping and talking to people, taking photos and that kind of thing so much. She was a little more standoffish,” she reveals.

There’s still no word on when and where exactly Gwen and Blake’s wedding will take place. The two stars, who worked together as coaches on “”, began dating last year after splitting from their respective exes.

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Kaley Cuoco Popped Her Boob Out On Snapchat If Anybody Cares

Kaley Cuoco still hasn’t got a ring from her 78th boyfriend since her 2015 divorce, but she has a gay BFF and they get pretty wild on Snapchat!
Sorry to disappoint.

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Samsung is recalling the Galaxy Note 7 worldwide over battery problem

Samsung is recalling millions of new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones worldwide after reports that the devices can catch fire while charging.

The massive recall of one of Samsung’s flagship devices is an embarrassing setback for the world’s biggest selling smartphone maker. The Note 7 was unveiled just a month ago, and big rival Apple (AAPL, Tech30) is expected to show off its new smartphone next week.

Samsung (SSNLF) said Friday it had found a problem with the battery in some of the phones and was halting sales in 10 countries, including South Korea and the U.S. It will offer customers a new product for free in the coming weeks to replace the 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7s that have been sold.

Samsung said devices in China don’t appear to be affected because it used another battery supplier. But it was unclear if models sold in China would nonetheless be recalled.

The company originally said it would take about two weeks to prepare the recall, but later announced Note 7 users in the U.S. can exchange their device for a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge, starting next week. It will also refund the cost of Note 7-specific accessories.

Samsung is giving Note 7 users a $25 gift card or bill credit for the inconvenience.

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More details about how the recall program will work will be announced shortly, the company said. In the meantime, people worried about their batteries should contact their nearest Samsung service center.

Target and Amazon said Friday that it has stopped selling the phone and is working with Samsung to replace the devices already sold in stores and online. Amazon and Best Buy have also said they are no longer selling the Note 7. Best Buy customers can return or exchange the phone if they already bought one.

U.S. mobile carriers AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint have suspended sales. Meanwhile, Sprint is offering up similar devices for customers to use during the recall process.

South Korean news agency Yonhap had previously reported that there have been five claims around the world of Note 7s catching fire while charging. Unverified photos posted on social media showed charred devices.

A Galaxy Note 7 owner in South Korea, who asked that he not be identified, told CNNMoney he was awoken in the middle of the night when he “smelled something burning.” His phone had melted and he used his older model Samsung, Galaxy Note 2, to take photos that he posted online.

“I saw small flames on the phone where it was melted,” he told CNNMoney. “It disappeared soon after.”

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Samsung, a giant South Korean company, said it had been alerted to 35 claims of faulty phones worldwide. It said it had so far found 24 devices with problems for every million sold.

U.S. mobile networks sell the Galaxy Note 7 for at least $850. At a news conference, company executives declined to comment on exactly how much replacing all the devices would cost.

“It is a big amount that is heartbreaking,” said Koh Dong-jin, president of Samsung’s mobile communications business.

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Samsung had the biggest share (22%) of the global smartphone market in the three-month period ending June 30, according to research firm IDC. By comparison, Apple held 12%.
Samsung benefited from the popularity of the Galaxy S7, IDC said, and the Galaxy Note 7 was expected to keep that momentum going into the second half of the year.
The phone was well received by reviewers, drawing attention for several unique features such as an iris scanner, which allows users to unlock the phone with their eyes.
— Felicia Wong, Hope King and Julia Horowitz contributed to this report

Mexico rebounds from slow start to beat El Salvador 3-1

blob:blobinternal%3A///blob:blobinternal%3A///Mexico rebounded from a sluggish first half to beat El Salvador 3-1 and maintain their perfect group-stage record in CONCACAF World Cup qualification.

El Tri forced the run of play for most of the first half, but couldn’t find an opener in the first 20 minutes.

Then things went south, as a Jorge Torres Nilo handball in the penalty area in the 24th minute gave El Salvador the chance it needed from the spot and Alexander Larin converted with a cheeky, chipped effort to give his team a 1-0 lead.

El Salvador continued to force mistakes from the Mexico defense following the penalty, which seemed to rattle Juan Carlos Osorio’s team, but the hosts couldn’t capitalize for a second goal and settled for a one-goal lead at the break.

Mexico opened the second half in perfect fashion, as Hector Moreno got on the back end of a nice cross into the six-yard box from a set piece and deftly slotted home to make it 1-1.

The goal seemed to enliven the El Tri attack and minutes later national team debutant Angel Sepulveda headed home from close range for Mexico to give his team a 2-1 lead.

With Mexico firmly on the front foot, Sepulveda was at it again, this time drawing a foul in the penalty area for Raul Jimenez to step up and convert from the spot to give El Tri a 3-1 lead that they wouldn’t relinquish.

Mexico, who have already secured a spot in the Hexagonal round, wrap up group play on Tuesday with a match against Honduras, while El Salvador will face Canada.

Jon Polito, Prolific Character Actor and Coen Brothers Favorite, Dead at 65

Jon Polito, the prolific and raspy-voiced character actor whose more than 200 credits ranged from “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “Modern Family” to the Coen Brother films “Barton Fink” and “The Big Lebowski,” has died.

Polito died Thursday at City of Hope Hospital in Duarte, California, according to his manager, Maryellen Mulcahy. Polito was 65 and was being treated for multiple myeloma, Mulcahy told The Associated Press on Friday. He is survived by his partner, Darryl Armbruster.

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In this Jan. 7, 2013 file photo, Jon Polito attends the LA premiere of “Gangster Squad” at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles. Matt Sayles / AP

A native of Philadelphia and graduate of Villanova University, the short, mustachioed Polito had loved movies and television since childhood and was inspired by the over-the-top acting he first spotted in old horror films and melodramas.

With no pretentions to being a leading man, he became one of the busiest TV and movie actors of the past three decades, averaging several projects a year since the mid-1980s.

He worked in crime stories (“Homicide: Life on the Street,” ”The Gangster Chronicles”), drama (“Flags of Our Fathers”), comedies (“The Freshman,” ”Modern Family”) and in the Coens’ genre-defying projects. He also was a award-winning stage actor, winning an Obie in 1980 for his performances with two different theater companies.

Mulcahy said he continued to act right up to the end of his life.

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Jon Polito is seen in this scene from the “Modern Family” episode “The Closet Case.” Ron Tom / ABC via Getty Images

Even if you didn’t know his name, you probably saw his face, whether as the “private snoop” confronting Jeff Bridges in “The Big Lebowski” or as the agitated landlord with the strands of hair across his forehead in the “Reverse Peephole” episode of “Seinfeld.”

Polito was dressed as a woman on “The Chris Isaak Show” and turned up once on “Late Night With David Letterman,” posing as CBS promotions man Phil Carmichael and explaining why Letterman’s recent heart problems were good for business.

“People think you’re going to die, Dave: Boom! Double your viewership.”

On the ground-breaking NBC drama “Homicide: Life on the Street,” Polito played fussy, beleaguered Baltimore Police Detective Steve Crosetti. Partnered with Meldrick Lewis (played by Clark Johnson), Crosetti was on the force only for the first two seasons of the series’ seven-season run in the 1990s.

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HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET — Pictured: (l-r) Richard Belzer as Det. John Munch, Ned Beatty as Det. Stanley “The Big Man” Bolander, Andre Braugher as Det. Frank Pembleton, Jon Polito as Det. Steve Crosetti, Clark Johnson as Det. Meldrick Lewis, Kyle Secor as Det. Tim Bayliss (seated, front), Daniel Baldwin as Det. Beau Felton, Yaphet Kotto as Lt. Al Giardello, Yaphet Kotto as Lt. Al Giardello, Melissa Leo as Det./Sgt. Kay Howard. NBC / NBC via Getty Images

Creative revamping of the show prompted Crosetti to be written out at the start of season 3 — though only temporarily, the producers vowed — which spurred an angry Polito to complain to the media. For that, he was fired, which led to further outrage by the actor when his character, after several episodes’ unexplained absence, was said to have been found: A depressed Crosetti had committed suicide.

On several episodes of “Modern Family,” Polito played the business archrival of Jay Pritchett (series regular Ed O’Neill).

Christiania residents demolish stalls selling drugs after shooting

Inhabitants of Copenhagen neighbourhood tear down market stalls selling hash after suspected dealer shoots two police officers

 

Residents of the self-proclaimed autonomous Christiania neighbourhood in Copenhagen have torn down market stalls selling hash after a man shot two police officers and a bystander.

One of the officers is in a critical condition and the other officer and the bystander are stable after the incident on Wednesday, police said. The 25-year-old gunman, a suspected drug dealer, fled the scene and was later injured in a shootout with police south of the city. He died at Copenhagen university hospital.
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The violence in Christiania marks an escalation in clashes between police and people selling hash in the neighbourhood, a largely self-governing enclave created when hippies occupied abandoned barracks in 1971.

On Friday morning some of Christiania’s 1,000 inhabitants were pictured on Denmark’s TV 2 station using saws, cordless drills and crowbars to dismantle drug stalls on “Pusher Street”, where the trade is concentrated.

Risenga Manghezi, a community spokesman, said: “It is important that we do this today with the wounded police officer in our thoughts. But we cannot guarantee that they won’t pop up again, unfortunately.”

Many Christiania residents have liberal attitudes toward drugs, but are uncomfortable with the presence of criminal gangs running the hash industry.

Is THIS the real face of Banksy?

Investigator plots appearances of artist’s graffiti around the world to create new theory that it’s really a group of artists led by Massive Attack star

  • Robert ‘3D’ Del Naja – the founding member of Massive Attack – accused of being the guerrilla graffiti star
  • Bristol ex-public schoolboy Robin Gunningham has been named as the elusive artist in recent years
  • But dozens of murals have appeared in cities around the world where Massive Attack had been touring
  • Mr Del Naja says he is close friends with Banksy –  but journalist Craig Williams believes it could be him

The hunt for the true identity of Banksy took a new twist today after a member of Massive Attack was named as the artist.

Robert ‘3D’ Del Naja, the founding member of the Bristol band, has been accused of being the guerrilla graffiti star because art keeps appearing near their gigs.

In 2008 former public schoolboy Robin Gunningham was named as Banksy by the Mail on Sunday – and scientists analysing his work also believe it is him.

But now investigative journalist Craig Williams, 31, claims the artist could be Mr Del Naja, or perhaps a team of people led by him and linked to Massive Attack who combine their concerts with graffiti.

New theory: The hunt for the true identity of Banksy took a new twist today after a member of Massive Attack was named at the artist by an investigator who has plotted his art and found they matched to Massive Attack gigs

New theory: The hunt for the true identity of Banksy took a new twist today after a member of Massive Attack was named at the artist by an investigator who has plotted his art and found they matched to Massive Attack gig

Is it him? Massive Attack star Robert Del Naja, pictured arriving at Banksy's Dismaland in Weston-Super-Mare last year, has been accused of being the guerrilla graffiti star

Is it him? Massive Attack star Robert Del Naja, pictured arriving at Banksy’s Dismaland in Weston-Super-Mare last year, has been accused of being the guerrilla graffiti star

Mr Williams has plotted Banksy murals around the world and said that on at least six occasions more than a dozen appeared shortly before or after Massive Attack gigs in the same cities over the past 12 years.

3D was a graffiti artist in the 1980s and has admitted he is friends with Banksy – but the journalist’s new research concludes he may be the artist himself.

His band, famous for songs Tear Drop and Unfinished Sympathy, has made millions while Banksy’s art sells for at least £500,000 a piece.

Mr Williams said it has been the common conception was that the artist was ‘plain old public school boy Robin Gunningham’.

He said: ‘But what if Banksy isn’t the one person everyone thinks he is. What if Banksy is a group of people who have stencilling different locations both at home and abroad? Such a rich body of work done over a decade, across the globe, may allow for the suggestion.

‘A rumour exists from 2010 that his work that went up around North America was his work but were not necessarily painted by him, but rather by a street team that happened to be following the Massive Attack tour.

‘And on analysis of his North American work, this makes perfect sense.’

Star: The Bristol street artist came to the public's attention back in 1997 with his The Mild Mild West mural in the city - the same time Massive Attack became one of the world's biggest banks.

Star: The Bristol street artist came to the public’s attention back in 1997 with his The Mild Mild West mural in the city – the same time Massive Attack became one of the world’s biggest banks.

Trends: The investigator spent five months looking at Banksy's art and says that many coincide with Massive Attack gigs across the world

Trends: The investigator spent five months looking at Banksy’s art and says that many coincide with Massive Attack gigs across the world

Banksy rose to fame in the late 1990s, when his provocative stencil work started to get recognition.

At a similar time Massive Attack was releasing its seminal albums Blue Lines and Mezzanine with band member Robert Del Naja credited as being the first graffiti artist in Bristol.

According to Craig’s investigation six Banksy murals were reported in San Francisco on May 1, 2010 after Massive Attack performed a two night stint in the city on April 25 and 27.

Massive Attack played Toronto a week later before more new Banksy murals were reported there.

Later on that tour Massive Attack head to Boston’s Chinatown a day after a Banksy appeared there.

Similar patterns are reported in 2006 when Massive Attack embarked on a US tour, which included a slot at the Hollywood Bowl, LA, a week before Banksy’s Barely Legal exhibition in the city.

In 2008 Banksy produced 14 stencils across New Orleans marking the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Del Naja co-wrote the soundtrack to the New Orleans-themed documentary Trouble the Water during the same time frame.

US: Six Banksy murals were reported in San Francisco on May 1, 2010, including the one pictured, after Massive Attack performed a two night stint in the city on April 25 and 27

US: Six Banksy murals were reported in San Francisco on May 1, 2010, including the one pictured, after Massive Attack performed a two night stint in the city on April 25 and 27

Canada: Massive Attack played Toronto a week later before more new Banksy murals, including this one, appeared
Canada: Massive Attack played Toronto a week later before more new Banksy murals, including this one, appeared

In 2008 Banksy produced 14 stencils across New Orleans marking the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, left and right. Del Naja co-wrote the soundtrack to the New Orleans-themed documentary Trouble the WaterIn 2008 Banksy produced 14 stencils across New Orleans marking the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, left and right. Del Naja co-wrote the soundtrack to the New Orleans-themed documentary Trouble the Water

Louisiana: In 2008 Banksy produced 14 stencils across New Orleans marking the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, left and right. Del Naja co-wrote the soundtrack to the New Orleans-themed documentary Trouble the Water

Massachusetts: This art appeared in Boston when the band headed to the city

This Spanish woman visited Pakistan and what she experienced was something absolutely beautiful

Let’s be honest, when talking about our neighbouring country Pakistan, usually the first thoughts that come to mind are Kashmir, cricket, extremism, orthodox, politically charged and most recently, Balochistan. There may also be Fawad Khan, Atif Aslam, Ghulam Ali and amazing food somewhere down the list, followed by a quick smile. But it’s not very often that one thinks or talks of Pakistan on the lines of architectural beauty, warm people and untouched natural beauty.

Blame this on the “public image” that dominates any coverage on or around the Asian country. After all, it’s unfortunate how Pakistan usually makes it to international headlines for political reasons, which has contributed majorly to this image of unrest.

Something similar happened with Spanish woman Clara Arrighi when she was told by her company that she’ll have to stay in Pakistan for six months. In aFacebook post that has gone viral, she wrote, “When was told I was going to Pakistan I started to think about all the reasons not to go, how to convince my office not to send me. I did not want to spend the next six months of my life in between mud roads and traffic, dirt and smelly donkeys. I definitely did not want to share my time with radical people, extremists, and walk around all covered.”

But after staying there and experiencing what it means to be living in the country, she couldn’t stop crying while leaving. She fell in love with the beauty, heritage, food, and people of Pakistan who welcomed her with arms wide open.

“Everything in this country is untouched; the nature, the culture, the cities. Women in their colourful dresses and the way they allow their Pashminas to fall loose over their heads, showing their dark hair. Men playing cricket, such a refined English sport to be played in white clothes drinking high tea, is here the street sport by far, played in every corner of every street. I have climbed stunning mountains, swam in incredible clear lakes amidst the most beautiful hills, visited majestic mosques and drank uncountable types of chai. I tasted lots of different dishes,” she wrote.

Clara suggests everyone should visit the country at least once to experience a side of it that not many are aware of. “It doesn’t matter how beautiful a country is, you will always remember how it made you feel. And this is what makes the difference in Pakistan. I have never seen so much hospitality anywhere in the world. Incredibly warm people, genuinely kind. I have never felt so welcomed. There is this tendency to smile. A society that has been for so many years oppressed and still can be so tolerant,” wrote the woman.

 

When Humans of New York’s Brandon Stanton went to Pakistan, he tried to portray a world that’s untouched by political turmoil. He captured people in his frame who were living an ordinary life untouched by the environment that makes news.

What these social posts do, is humanise a country that is otherwise seen with a wary eye. And that’s exactly what we need during trying times such as the one we live in.

Does this post inspire you to plan a trip to Pakistan soon? Tell us in the comments section below.

How to tackle Islamophobic harassment? This French artist’s guide is simply perfect

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Islamophobia has been haunting the world for a while now, and the sentiment is unfortunately growing. Incidents – from discrimination to harassment and sometimes even torture – have been reported around the world. From America to Europe to even in the Indian subcontinent, the incidents targeting Muslims daunt us.

With the ideology that everyone has the right to be, wear and exist according to their beliefs as long as they’re not doing any harm, what can be done to deal with this growing menace of Islamophobia, tactfully and sensitively? How can the regular junta diffuse a tense situation with an Islamophobe?

This French artist has a brilliant solution, and she shows us how. Maeril, a freelance artist and illustrator who is living and working in Paris, posted a guide how to deal against Islamophopic harassment. She made a thoughtful and honest bystander’s guide to deal Islamophobic harassment in both French and English. The post has been designed as part of her work at The Middle Eastern Feminist on Facebook.

While posting the illustration on Tumblr, Maeril has written, “I wanted to try and do something to raise awareness on how to help when such things happen before our eyes – that way one cannot say they ‘didn’t know what to do’!”

In Maeril’s bystander’s guide, she has developed a four-step-approach on how to deal with these uncalled for situations. In the first step, she asks a person to take initiative and engage the victim into a conversation, and ignore the aggressor.

In the second step, she suggests to make small talk about anything, just so long as the person being harassed feel safe.

The third step is crucial as she emphasises, “Don’t acknowledge the attacker’s presence.” Maeril adds that once completely ignored the attacker would feel ‘irrelevant’ and would leave the space, seeing how the victim and the bystander have engaged in a conversation without heeding any attention to his remarks.

And finally, she adds to bring the person being harassed to a ‘neutral’ space. But very significantly she highlights, “Respect their wishes if they tell you they’re ok and just want to go.”

(Source: Maeril/ Tumblr)(Source: Maeril/Tumblr)

The post, which has been applauded on the social media site number of times, is not only sensitive and but also compassionate. It highlights that it is equally important to respect the space of the victim as well as his/her wishes. She urges everyone to just do this: “Do not, in any way, interact with the attacker. You must absolutely ignore them and focus entirely on the person being attacked!”

The post published on August 29 in English version, has over 68, 000 notes, while the French version posted on her Facebook page on August 30 has garnered equal appreciation and has been shared over 800 times, at the time of writing.

According to BuzzFeed News, Maeril developed the illustration “on the idea of non-complementary behaviour.” Non-complementary behaviour is a psychological concept where one adopts the reverse conduct of another person to tackle a situation.

Hope that such sensitive illustration such as developed by Maeril will make this world a better place.

Here’s what she wrote on Tumblr:

Hi everyone!

This is an illustrated guide I made as part of my co-admining work at The Middle Eastern Feminist on Facebook! It will be published there shortly.

The technique that is displayed here is a genuine one used in psychology – I forgot the name and couldn’t find it again so if you know about it, feel free to tell me!

Some could say: “Yes but you can use that technique for instances of harassment other than Islamophobic attacks!”, and my reply is: Sure! Please do so, it also works for other “types” of harassment of a lone person in a public space!!

However I’m focusing on protecting Muslims here, as they have been very specific targets lately, and as a French Middle Eastern woman, I wanted to try and do something to raise awareness on how to help when such things happen before our eyes – that way one cannot say they “didn’t know what to do”!

I’d like to insist on two things:

1) Do not, in any way, interact with the attacker. You must absolutely ignore them and focus entirely on the person being attacked!

2) Please make sure to always respect the wishes of the person you’re helping: whether they want you to leave quickly afterwards, or not! If you’re in a hurry escort them to a place where someone else can take over – call one of their friends, or one of yours, of if they want to, the police. It all depends on how they feel!