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Moroccan woman brutally attacked and called a « terrorist » in New York

Written by FDM

Souad Kirama, a Moroccan based in New York, was subjected last week to an unprecedented hate crime. The 51-year-old woman wearing a hijab was called a terrorist and attacked by six girls in downtown Brooklyn. A video posted by the victim went viral on Facebook.

Publié par Souad Kirama sur mardi 26 décembre 2017

In this video, Souad Kirama explains that she stopped drinking coffee at 345 Adams Street in Brooklyn. When she asked some loud girls to make less noise, the girls attacked her and called her a terrorist based on her attire.

“All I did was ask them to be quiet and they started attacking me and punching me in my back,” Souad Kirama said.

“All I did was ask them to be quiet and they started attacking me and punching me in my back,” Souad Kirama said.

Publié par New York Daily News sur samedi 30 décembre 2017

The Moroccan woman, intimidated by the brutal act of hatred, was paralyzed by fear and was unable to defend herself against the kicks and punches she received from all sides.  » They attacked me, beat me, and everyone around me watched me being beaten, treated as a terrorist, and nobody did anything. Nobody came to help me, « she says.

Following the incident, Souad decided to post a video on Facebook in which she depicted her terrible experience. A way of denouncing the behavior of these teenagers who have abused her for no reason and thus revealing her hurt feelings.

Thank you so much Stacy White and thousands of my friends who expressed their support and solidarity !As for you …

Publié par Souad Kirama sur samedi 30 décembre 2017

Ever since, the video made the rounds of local media! According to CBS News , the hate crime unit of the New York Police Department is investigating the incident but no arrest has yet taken place.

Souad Kirama, 51, was punched, kicked, spat on and called a "terrorist" inside a Brooklyn Heights store, according to police and the victim.

Publié par Brooklyn Heights-DUMBO Patch sur vendredi 29 décembre 2017

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