Muslim student attacked in NYC subway reported missing

Yasmin Seweid targeted in bias crime last week

Muslim student attacked in NYC subway reported missing

World Bulletin / News Desk

 A Muslim teen who was the victim of a bias attack earlier this month on the city’s subway has been missing for two days, according to police.

Yasmin Seweid was last seen Wednesday leaving her home at around 8 New Hyde Park, just outside of New York City, police said.

The 18-year-old student reported to police Dec. 1 that she was harassed by three drunk men who called her a terrorist and tried to pull her hijab off her head on the platform of the number 6 train station in Manhattan.

Police told Anadolu Agency they have no leads in the case.

The attack was soon followed by two more against hijab-wearing Muslim women.

Soha Salama, 45, who works with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, was verbally abused during the morning commute Monday by a passenger on a train, who then followed her off the car and pushed her off the stairs, leaving her with leg injuries.

Last weekend, police officer Aml Elsokary was targeted, along with her son, in a hate attack. Elsokary, a NYC native, was told to "go back to your country" and accused of being a terrorist by a white man who pushed her son around. He was later arrested and charged with second-degree harassment.

Bias incidents are increasingly becoming commonplace in the New York City, one of the biggest metropolises in the world. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vowed last month to fight the "explosion of hate crimes" across the state since Donald Trump was elected president.


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