A Muslim woman made headlines when she said that she was verbally attacked by three drunk white men who mentioned President-elect Donald Trump, but police have since arrested her for filing the false report. Eighteen-year-old Yasmin Seweid said that she was walking home from Baruch College in the evening of December 1 when drunken white men began harassing her on the subway.
“They were surrounding me from behind and they were like, ‘Oh look, it’s an f-ing terrorist,'” she said. “I didn’t answer. They pulled my strap of the bag and it ripped, and that’s when I turned around and I was really polite and I was like, ‘can you please leave me alone?’ and everyone was looking, no one said a thing, everyone just looked away.”
Seweid said no one stopped the men, not even when they tried to tear off her hijab.
“They kept saying, ‘you don’t belong here, get out of this country, go back to your country,’ and finally they came really close and they were like, ‘take that rag off your head,'” she said.
She attempted to pin part of the blame on Trump's election:
“The president-elect just promotes this stuff and is very anti-Muslim, very Islamophobic, and he’s just condoning it."
But police now say she made it all up and have taken her into custody. This isn't the first time a hoax attack on Muslims has been blamed on Trump - here's one from just last month. Meanwhile, women are getting arrested for not wearing the hijab in Saudi Arabia - can you point to the real oppression here?