Police: Muslim woman lied about President-elect Trump supporters harassing her on NY subway

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NEW YORK — A Muslim woman who claimed she was harassed and called a "terrorist" on the subway at the beginning of December made up the entire story, police said Wednesday, December 14th.

Yasmin Seweid, 18, has been charged with filing a false police report and obstructing government administration, according to WPIX-TV.

Police say Seweid lied about being attacked by three men yelling President-elect Donald Trump's name on an uptown No. 6 train on Thursday, December 1st, near the 23rd Street subway station.

Seweid initially claimed the men called her a terrorist and tried to rip off her hijab saying "take that rag off your head."

Police sources told WPIX Seweid made up the story following a spat with her parents over having sex with a man, which they had forbidden. Her parents allegedly shaved Seweid's head over the incident.

Police say 18-year-old Yasmin Seweid lied about being harassed on a New York City subway train for being a Muslim. (Courtesy: WPIX-TV)

Days after she reported the attack, Seweid's family reported her missing on December 7th. She was found on December 9th.

Law enforcement sources say no surveillance footage supported her claims and no witnesses confirmed the attack.

3 comments

  • Liberal Hypocrisy

    No witnesses at the time of the initial report but it was reported as a fact not “allegedly”. Oh so typical. The media loves to point out all these stories of “racist Trump supporters” without merit or corroboration. Her actions are not just a false police report, they are a “hate crime” and she must be charged as such.

    More FAKE NEWS by the media and the true racists.

  • dave

    Keep crying wolf. The thousands of fake acts of racism have become so diluted, people don’t even care anymore. Take your narratives back to your little world and get on with your lives!

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