MUSLIM STUDENT YASMIN SEWEID ARRESTED: LIED ABOUT ‘SUBWAY ATTACK BY TRUMP SUPPORTERS’ TO AVOID CURFEW PUNISHMENT, HEAD SHAVED BY PARENTS FOR DATING A CHRISTIAN
Muslim college student Yasmin Seweid, 18, was arrested today for lying about ‘subway attack’ by racist Trump supporters. Police sources said she made up the story because she didn’t want to get in trouble with her parents for breaking her curfew after being out late drinking with friends. Seweid was also allegedly forced by her parents to shave her head for dating a Christian.
Heat Street reported:
New York City college student Yasmin Seweid who claimed to be the victim of a hate crime by Trump supporters is under arrest and charged with filing a false report, a police source told The New York Daily News.
The 18-year-old Seweid caused quite the media stir with her sensationalized account of Trump supporters attacking her on the subway. She claimed three men attempted to pull off her hijab while calling her a terrorist and yelling Trump’s name. All this happened, she said, while New Yorkers sat idly by and watched her get assaulted.
The police source told The News that police gave Seweid numerous opportunities to recant her story but she kept sticking to it. Finally, on Wednesday, she admitted she made the whole thing up, citing “family problems.”
Police say there were many inconsistencies in her story initially, but at first they assumed that could be a typical sign of being traumatized. They also claim the investigation into the false hate crime required “a lot” of resources.
Via NY Daily News: http://nydn.us/2gMZGnW
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.
Yasmin Seweid (r.) was allegedly forced by her parents to shave her head over the incident because they were upset she was dating a Christian. Pictured with Seweid is her father (l.).
(Sam Costanza/for New York Daily News)