Yasmin Seweid’s Arrest Highlights Pressures on Some Muslim Teenage Girls

Yasmin Seweid, a Muslim teenager who made international headlines after she claimed to be the victim of a hate-filled attack on the New York City subway earlier this month, was arrested on Wednesday after admitting to fabricating her story.

She was arraigned at Manhattan Criminal Court early Thursday morning and appeared to be in shock, her head shaved and uncovered. The 18-year-old from New Hyde Park on Long Island was charged with falsifying a police report and obstructing governmental administration. The misdemeanors each carry up to a year in jail.

Seweid was one of many Muslims to report being harassed in the wake of Donald Trump’s election and to have their stories picked up by the media. Seweid told police that three white men, who appeared to be intoxicated, tried to pull off her hijab on a No. 6 train at East 23rd Street. In a Facebook post that has since been deleted, she also claimed that they called her a terrorist and told her: “Get the hell out of the country.” Seweid said no one on the subway came to help her.

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