The Corner

Muslim Woman Fabricates Hate Crime on New York City Subway

On December 1, Baruch College student Yasmin Seweid filed a police report, detailing a horrific hate crime she experienced on the New York City subway. Three drunk white men, she claimed, hollered “Donald Trump,” “Get the hell out of the country,” and attempted to rip off her hijab — all while her fellow New Yorkers turned a blind eye.

On Wednesday, however, Seweid admitted to fabricating the entire incident to avoid being punished for missing her curfew. She sought to “throw off her parents,” a source told the New York Daily News, because they disliked her Christian boyfriend.

The Daily News first reported on the hate crime Seweid supposedly experienced on December 3, and rightfully, the newspaper condemned her blatant lies. Here is today’s cover:

In addition to reporting on the hoax, the editorial board wrote an honest, merciless article expressing their thoughts on the matter: “At age 18, she is old enough to know better,” they wrote. “Shame, deep shame, on her.”

Austin YackAustin Yack is a William F. Buckley Fellow in Political Journalism at the National Review Institute and a University of California, Santa Barbara alumnus.