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Student Who Claimed to Be Victim of Anti-Muslim Hate Crime Now Admits She Lied

UT Arlington campus
Despite providing a detailed description of her attacker, she had fabricated the whole thing.

A student at the University of Texas–Arlington who had claimed she was threatened at gunpoint in an anti-Muslim hate crime on campus now admits that she made the whole thing up and wasn’t even at school that day.

Ambreen Sharif originally told police that a man followed her six mile to campus on February 11, then threatened her at gunpoint when she parked, according to an article in the Arlington Voice.

Sharif also posted about the incident on Facebook, suggesting that it had been prompted by the fact that she’s Muslim:

“Im [sic] not going to generalize and say all Americans are like the ones that followed me today but I have to say that others like him will use the Chapel Hill incident of today and continue to do such hate crimes,” she wrote in a Facebook post that has now been deleted, according to an article in the Daily Caller. “All we can do is protect ourselves and continue to pray to Allah that this country and its people learn to accept Muslims.”

According to the post, the attacker’​s exact words had been: “Watch the f*** out, we’re killing all of you.”

“I have felt no closer to death before,” Sharif’s post stated. “I also closed my eyes and said Laa ilaha ill Allah, Mohammudur Rasool Ullah.”

Before being deleted, the post had been shared more than 850 times. 

The College Fix reported that Sharif gave a very specific description of her imaginary attacker — saying he was in his mid 30s, wearing a camo hat and driving a white Ford pickup with a giant Texas flag on the antenna.

— Katherine Timpf is a reporter at National Review Online.

 

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