An 18 year old Muslim student appeared in a New York court, on 15th December and admitted that she made a fake report about some Trump supporters harassing her for being Muslim. Actually, Yasmin Seweid reported to the local New York police that some white Americans, who were also in drunken state, stopped her in a subway and called her as a terrorist. These people were allegedly shouting the name of Donald Trump, for which she took them as his supporters. She also provided descriptions of all those people who attacked her.
Yasmin also posted about this incident on the wall of her Facebook account, in highly emotional words and described it as “dehumanizing” for the common people. But last week, she again disappeared for a night and came back home the next day, as per the report lodged by her parents. The, police again interrogated her minutely and finally she confessed to them that she invented this story, only to cover up her late arrival at home, when she was hanging around with her friends, which her conservative parents would not approve.
But now she may be imprisoned for a year, for reporting this false allegation. But it was seen that her family had already punished her, by shaving off her head; as she appeared in the court in that state. Her father, Syeed told that he had no idea about the reason of his daughter making up such fake allegations.
But a lawyer, Albert Cahn on behalf of New York Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said that the case of Yasmin is not enough to undermine the biased harassment of other Muslims, many of which are not even reported. According to police, there had been more than 43 cases of anti-Muslim attacks only in the last month.