A Muslim student told police she was the victim of abuse on a subway. After investigating, police say it didn't happen. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
"The attack described by Yasmin Seweid sounded all too familiar. The 18-year-old Muslim woman from Long Island told police and media outlets in early December that she was riding the subway home one night from Baruch College, where she is a student, when three drunk men cornered her and began screaming “Donald Trump!”
“Oh look, a f—ing terrorist,” they purportedly yelled. “Get the hell out of the country!”
She tried to ignore their taunts, she said, but that only made things worse. First they yanked on her bag, breaking the strap, then tried to rip her hijab off her head, Seweid told the New York Daily News on Dec. 3.
Throughout the whole ordeal, she said, no one on the packed train came to her aid.
The highly publicized incident bore many of the same hallmarks as scores of other anti-Islamic hate-crime incidents reported in the wake of Donald Trump’s November victory in the presidential election.
But police now say it was all a lie.
On Wednesday, two weeks after the alleged attack, Seweid was arrested on misdemeanor charges of filing a false report and obstructing government administration, New York Police Department spokesman Adam Navarro told The Washington Post."*
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