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Kahn
December 17th, 2016, 02:06 AM
Police told CBS News she was charged with filing a false report and obstructing governmental administration.


Police on Wednesday said a New Hyde Park teen made up a story about being verbally attacked on a New York City subway train because she is Muslim, CBS New York reported.

Yasmin Seweid, 18, was in police custody Wednesday afternoon, police told CBS New York.

Police told CBS News she was charged with filing a false report and obstructing governmental administration.

Seweid claimed that she was verbally assaulted by a group of three men on the subway around 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1.

She told CBS New York she got on the No. 6 Train at 23rd Street and Park Avenue after leaving an event at Baruch College.

“I heard them talk, but I had my headphones in, I wasn’t really listening, I had a long day. And they came closer and I distinctly heard them saying, ‘Donald Trump,’” she said.

Seweid said she was then verbally attacked by the three drunk, white men.

“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.

Seweid also criticized President-elect Donald Trump.
“The president-elect just promotes this stuff and is very anti-Muslim, very Islamophobic, and he’s just condoning it,” she said.

But on Wednesday, police said Seweid made up the story of her attack.

Last week, Seweid went missing for a few days, but was later found safe.She had been carrying a bag of clothing when she left her home.

Source (https://archive.is/AJ0BC)

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Thoughts?

Dalcourt
December 18th, 2016, 07:00 AM
Seems like a popular thing to do these days. Something similar happened in my state, too.

Read here (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/11/10/women-in-hijabs-on-2-campuses-say-they-were-attacked-by-men-invoking-donald-trump/?utm_term=.874a029e3fc3)

I feel this is bad taste and an insult to everyone who really falls victim of a hate crime.

Porpoise101
December 18th, 2016, 08:40 AM
I feel this is bad taste and an insult to everyone who really falls victim of a hate crime.
I agree with this as well. Especially in New York, because there have been real cases of violence there. Couple weeks ago, a Muslim woman was pushed down the stairs. It is just not a good thing for the community to do this.

PlasmaHam
December 21st, 2016, 01:01 PM
Source (http://louderwithcrowder.com/muslim-youtube-delta-liar/)
Here is a report I just read. Apparently a Youtube star that claimed Islamaphobia in New York and claimed to be kicked off a plain for speaking Arabic has admitted that he has staged or lied about all those incidents.

Jinglebottom
December 21st, 2016, 01:18 PM
Source (http://louderwithcrowder.com/muslim-youtube-delta-liar/)
Here is a report I just read. Apparently a Youtube star that claimed Islamaphobia in New York and claimed to be kicked off a plain for speaking Arabic has admitted that he has staged or lied about all those incidents.
He is such an idiot. If he truly was kicked out of the plane for speaking Arabic, then it's not Islamophobia, because it had nothing to do with religion. People seem to forget Arabs and Muslims aren't synonymous! There are plenty of non-Muslims who speak Arabic as a first language (such as the Druze and Maronites), and non-Arab groups who mainly practice Islam (just a few examples: Pashtuns, Turks, Persians...). That stereotype does nothing but spread ignorance, but it is, unfortunately, widespread.

Microcosm
December 21st, 2016, 02:26 PM
They should be charged harshly. Their crime is not only in obstructing the duties of police officers and government officials to deter hate crimes, but also in undermining the struggles of those who are hated daily and feel that there is no respite.

Uniquemind
December 22nd, 2016, 01:22 AM
This is also the abrahamic sin of "bearing false witness". No good is going to come from this scenario and a lot of harm already has.