“We dedicated a lot of resources to this.”
A Muslim woman who attends Baruch College recently claimed that three drunken men attacked her on the subway and pulled at her headscarf while yelling “Trump.”
Now she has been arrested after admitting she made the whole thing up.
The New York Daily News reports:
Muslim college student who claimed Trump supporters attacked her on the subway under arrest for making story up
She made it all up — and now she’s under arrest.
The Muslim college student who claimed she was harassed on the subway by three men who shouted “Donald Trump,” called her a terrorist and tried to rip her hijab off her head has admitted to detectives that she concocted the entire story, the Daily News has learned.
Yasmin Seweid, 18, has been charged with filing a false report, a police source said.
Seweid had numerous opportunities to admit the incident never happened but again and again stood by her story, the source said.
On Wednesday, after again being confronted with questions from detectives increasingly suspicious of her story she recanted and said she made it all up, citing family problems.
The police source said criminally charging her was appropriate.
“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 said.
“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. And we couldn’t find anything.
Liberal media, always willing to promote such a narrative, ran with it when she first made the claim:
- The Mirror UK – ‘Drunks screaming Donald Trump’s name try to rip off Muslim student’s hijab on subway as bystanders do nothing’
- Gothamist – Men Screaming ‘Donald Trump’ Attacked Woman Wearing Hijab On The Subway
- BuzzFeed – Drunk Men Yelling “Donald Trump” Attempt To Remove Woman’s Hijab On NYC Subway
In the case of BuzzFeed, they have since issued an updated report but see if you can spot the difference between their two headlines.
Twitchy collected some reactions to this:
@BuzzFeedNews Oh, look who suddenly remembered that the word “allegedly” exists!
— Mike (@SchrodngrsTaint) December 14, 2016
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) December 14, 2016
Buzzfeed is more skeptical that she made up the story than the initial report. Amazing
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 14, 2016
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