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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Muslim Girl Admits to Islamophobia Hoax

Yasmin Seweid is a young Muslim woman who reported to New York police that she had been accosted by drunken white men calling her a terrorist and chanting "Trump" at her.

She has now admitted that the story was made up and has been charged for making a false police report.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/yasmin-seweid-teen-accused-of-making-up-story-of-anti-muslim-harassment-on-nyc-subway/

Here is the first report which includes the typical reaction from the New York chapter of CAIR.

Had this incident truly happened, I would condemn it and hope that the perps were caught. The problem is that too many of these reported "hate incidents" against Muslims are manufactured. This not only causes police to waste hours and days investigating hoaxes, but also adds to a false narrative that Muslims in America are under attack. The truth is that Christians and other religious minorities in Muslim lands are under attack. I mean churches burning and physical attacks including murder.

That, of course, would never justify treating American Muslims in that manner. Two wrongs don't make a right. I don't doubt that some Muslims have received some less than friendly treatment, which may or may not be criminal in nature. Unfortunately, organizations like CAIR are hysterically using "incidents" like this to cry out to the world that American Muslims are under attack. When a true hate incident against a Muslim occurs, how can we believe it given all the false reports?

I will believe it when the police make arrests. Until then I have to take it with a grain of salt.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

NYPD confirms they've arrested Yasmin Seweid, who said she was attacked on subway, for filing false report

Yasmin Seweid was arrested on Dec. 14 for filing a false police report and obstructing government administration, police said.

A woman who told police she was attacked by drunk Donald Trump supporters while riding the New York City subway was arrested Wednesday for allegedly fabricating the entire incident, authorities said.

Yasmin Seweid, 18, told police and the New York Daily News that she was harassed by three drunk white men who shouted the president-elect’s name while attempting to remove her hijab on Dec. 1.

“Look, it’s a fucking terrorist,” she alleged they said in a Facebook post. “Get the hell out of the country!” (Her entire Facebook account has since been deleted.)
The Brooklyn-born woman also alleged that no other commuters came to her aid.

“Trump America is real and I witnessed it first hand last night! What a traumatizing night,” she wrote.

Police had said they were investigating the incident, and on Wednesday an NYPD spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that Seweid had been arrested for obstructing government administration and reporting a false incident.

Sources told DNAinfo New York that officers had spent “significant NYPD resources” trying to verify Seweid’s story but could not locate witnesses or video of the incident.

The woman reportedly recanted her story on Tuesday, DNAinfo reported, allegedly saying she made up the story because of family problems.

The woman’s father told DNAinfo she was “young and maybe she was foolish here.”

Anonymous said...

Yet CAIR never followed up on their email blast. Imagine that.

CAIR-NY Condemns Hate Attack on Muslim Woman Transit Passenger by Men Shouting 'Donald Trump'

(NEW YORK, NY, 12/2/16) - The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today condemned an alleged attack on a Muslim woman transit passenger who reportedly shouted President-elect Donald Trump's name and Islamophobic slurs during the assault.
The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the alleged attack on the 18-year-old Muslim woman by three men as she was riding in the New York City subway on Thursday evening. Police say the attackers tried to remove her hijab, called her a terrorist, shouted Trump's name and told her to get out of the country. The attacker allegedly shouted: "Donald Trump! Donald Trump!" "You f******* terrorist! Get out of this country! You don't belong here!" and "Get that f****** thing off [hijab] your head!"

"American Muslims, and particularly men and women who wear religious attire, are being increasingly targeted by hate nationwide in the wake of the November 8 election," said CAIR-NY Executive Director Afaf Nasher. "Our elected leaders and local law enforcement authorities must continue to take strong action to protect Muslims and other minority groups in a period of growing Islamophobia and political division."

ChrisLA said...

Truly compassionate liberals and the media need to focus on the real story with regard to Yasmin. She, like many Muslim women in America, lives in fear of the consequences for violating Islamic Sharia Law. 1. at age 18 she is still under curfew; 2. she could be punished for drinking alcohol; 3. she could be punished for dating a Christian; 4. she was so fearful of her father that she ran away and was missing for several days; 5. now she faces up to 2 years in prison for filing a false police report and obstructing justice.

It reminds us of historian Ernest Renan's conclusion: "Muslims are the first victims of Islam. I have observed in my travels in the Orient, that fanaticism comes from a small number of dangerous men who maintain the others in the practice of religion by terror. To liberate the Muslim from his religion is the best service that one can render him."

Gary Fouse said...

Chris

See today's update.