Woman wearing hijab outside of Starbucks in Washington DC viciously harassed.
A video and interview has emerged detailing a black, Muslim woman being attacked by a Donald Trump supporter while sitting outside a Starbucks in Washington DC in late-April. The woman’s name is being kept confidential.
As first reported by WJLA, the woman told the station that she was sitting outside a Starbucks on April 21 when she was confronted by a white woman with blond hair. The woman began to harass the victim, telling her that she was voting for Donald Trump and expressing “hope that he would send all of you terrorist Muslims out of this country” before leaving.
The victim immediately called 911, but the officer who arrived on the scene told her there was nothing that could be done because the perpetrators actions up to that point were protected under the first amendment.
“A Caucasian lady with blond hair walked right past me,” the victim said, “Then as soon as she sat down she started talking about me. Saying ‘F-ing Muslim. Trash worthless piece of Muslim trash. You all need to go back to where you came from.”
According to the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Trump supporter allegedly left around the same time that the officer departed and but then later returned. Video footage shows her approaching the victim from behind and pouring an unknown liquid over her head.
“She came around and took out a water bottle and poured the contents over my head and all over me,” the victim said, “It didn’t burn my skin or anything, but it had a strange smell to it. I’m more nervous than ever and I’ve lived over here for six years.”
The victim thankfully was able to record some video footage, and her attacker is clearly heard saying “You’re a terrorist. So stupid.”
After initially describing the crime as a “simple assault,” DC Metro Police upon release of the footage are asking for help in identifying the perpetrator and are now looking into the incident as a hate crime.
“We urge investigators to seek out and preserve any surveillance video relevant to the case and to bring hate crime charge enhancements once the alleged perpetrator has been apprehended,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.
Watch the footage below: