In another disgusting incident of Islamophobia in the United States, a New York City woman allegedly hurled insults and pounced on two Muslim women while they were pushing their babies — an 11-month-old and a 15-month-old — in strollers near Bath Beach, Brooklyn.
Emirjeta Xhelili, who appears to be an avid Donald Trump supporter, reportedly approached the women and punched them in their faces, kicked their legs, and then tried to yank off their hijabs while yelling, “Get the f*** out of America, b******.”
She also allegedly knocked over one of the strollers, causing the 15-month old baby to fall onto the ground.
“This is America — you shouldn’t be different from us,” the 32-year-old yelled, according to the prosecutors.
The police soon arrived at the scene and arrested the accused perpetrator 30 minutes after the assault when the victims pointed her out a few blocks away. She is now facing charges of assault, reckless endangerment of a child and harassment.
Fortunately, the Muslim mothers, aged 23 and 24, along with their babies, were not badly injured in the attack.
As the New York Daily News reports, the accused assailant had recently posted some tweets showing her support for the Republican presidential nominee and foul-mouthed bigot, Donald Trump. Xhelili’s social media posts not only praised the racist business mogul on his candidacy, but also portrayed him as some sort of mythical savior.
“America is the ark of Noah,” one tweet read. “Trump’s gonna win.”
Less than an hour before the attacks, Xhelili posted several hate-filled Facebook messages against Muslims and African Americans on an account named Mary Magdalene.
“You lucky for a time that is left, for I have counted your days!” she reportedly wrote in one of the posts.
Xhelili is being held on $50,000 bond or $25,000 cash bail.
“She didn’t even care for the well-being of a baby — that’s how serious this hate crime is,” Assistant District Attorney Kelli Muse said at the arraignment in Brooklyn Criminal Court. “She continued to taunt them in front of police while in custody, saying ‘You guys don’t belong here.’”
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