A Muslim woman who drummed up mainstream media hysteria claiming she was attacked on a New York City subway by President-Elect Donald Trump supporters is now under arrest for fabricating the hate crime and filing a false police report.
Yasmin Seweid, 18, has been charged by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) for filing a fraudulent police report after she claimed Trump supporters called her a terrorist and attempted to pull her hijab off her head, the New York Daily News reported.
A source with the New York Daily News said Seweid stood by her story until NYPD continued to press her on the matter after finding no evidence that the attack occurred. Seweid admitted that she had fabricated the story, claiming she had family problems.
“This isn’t something we normally like to do but she had numerous opportunities to admit nothing happened and she kept sticking by her story,” the source told the New York Daily News on charged Seweid for filing a fake police report.
“We dedicated a lot of resources to this — and don’t get me wrong, this is what we do — but we had guys going back and forth, looking for video and witnesses,” the source continued. “And we couldn’t find anything.”
Seweid claimed in a Facebook post that Trump supporters yelled “Look, it’s a fucking terrorist,” and “Get the hell out of the country” and “You don’t belong here!”
Seweid also blamed New York City residents for the phony attack, falsely claiming “It breaks my heart that so many individuals chose to be bystanders while watching me get harassed verbally and physically by these disgusting pigs.”
When Seweid alleged that the Trump supporter attack happened, the mainstream media, including the New York Daily News and Buzzfeed, jumped on the story to report it as fact.
John Binder is a contributor for Breitbart Texas. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.