Straphangers stood by and watched as three drunk white men repeatedly screamed “Donald Trump!” and hurled anti-Islam slurs Thursday at a Muslim Baruch College student before trying to rip her hijab off of her head on an East Side subway, the woman told the Daily News.The point of my post is that after 20 paragraphs of describing how she was supposedly assaulted - which she reported to the police - the story mentioned in the last paragraph that there were far more antisemitic attacks since Trump's election than anti-Muslim attacks - in fact, more antisemitic attacks than all other bias attacks combined. I questioned why the anti-Muslim stories were getting so much more media attention.
It turns out that the Muslim woman who made these accusations has been arrested for making the entire story up:
Yasmin Seweid, 18, was charged with filing a false report after she told authorities three men called her a terrorist and chanted "Donald Trump" at her aboard the 23rd Street 4/5/6 subway station on Dec. 1.
Now police sources have told NBC 4 New York that Seweid allegedly admitted to them she had been out drinking with friends, and made up the attack to distract her angry father.
Seweid posted to Facebook about the attack on Dec. 2, saying that "it breaks my heart that so many individuals chose to be bystanders while watching me get harassed verbally and physically by these disgusting pigs."This doesn't mean that every anti-Muslim attack is false, of course. But it does show that the media needs to be a little more skeptical about its reporting - and in this case the story was reported worldwide, where people will never see the update.
She called the incident "traumatizing" and spoke with multiple news organizations about it.
But there is more, that is far more newsworthy, if true:
Her strict, Muslim parents allegedly forced Seweid to shave her head over the incident and were upset that she was dating a Christian, sources said.
The bareheaded Baruch College student, not wearing her hijab, was charged with filing a false report and released after her arraignment early Thursday in Manhattan Criminal Court. A relative covered Seweid’s face with a black down jacket as she was escorted into a waiting SUV following her brief court appearance.
She faces up to a year in jail for each charge.
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I assume that the punishment of shaving her head was so that her family wouldn't suffer the humiliation of her showing her hair.
Humiliating their daughter in the name of "honor" shows that honor is precisely not what this is about.