Hijab-clad teen attacked by men screaming 'Donald Trump'
A Muslim student was allegedly assaulted aboard a US subway train by three drunk
New York: A Muslim student was allegedly assaulted aboard a US subway train by three drunk white men, who screamed “Donald Trump!" and hurled anti-Islam slurs before trying to rip her hijab off, the latest in a slew of incidents in which headscarf-clad women have been targeted.The trio tried to rip off Yasmin Seweid’s hijab, calling the 18-year-old a “terrorist” and shouting Trump’s name.
The incident that took place on Thursday is being investigated by NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force. The police are reviewing surveillance video to identify the men involved.Seweid said she was stunned by the assault and the fact that no one in the subway car came to her aid.“I heard them say something loudly, something about Donald Trump... I also heard them say the word terrorist and I sort of got a little scared,” Seweid was quoted as saying.
They kept screaming Trump’s name at her, and then said, “Oh look, a (expletive) terrorist,” according to Seweid. “Get the hell out of the country!" they yelled during the ride. “You don't belong here!" Seweid, who was born in the US to Egyptian parents, was shocked. “I born and raised in this country. I’m an American, you know!" she said.
When Seweid ignored them, they pulled her bag to get her attention and the strap broke. “That’s when I turned around and said ‘can you please leave me alone?’, and they started laughing,” Seweid said.
She walked to the other end of the train, and they followed her and tried to pull off her hijab.“I put my hand on top of my head to hold it. Then I turned around and screamed,” she said. Seweid got off the train and reported the incident to the police.
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