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Media Blackout: Muslim Woman Set On Fire In New York City

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A Muslim woman window shopping on New York City’s Fifth Avenue was set on fire by a stranger, in an unprovoked attack that the media refuses to cover.

A stranger set her traditional Islamic gown, the veil, on fire and absconded from the scene.

The police are looking for a male suspect.

Islamophobia is spreading in the US and the media is putting the lid on it.

AnonHQ reports:

The media thought their silence could cover-up the incident. But it could not. We would report it. And we are reporting it now. Islamophobia is spreading in Western countries, especially in the United States.

In fact, since the Grand Old Party nominee, Donald Trump made the disparaging comments that Muslims should be banned from entering the United States, hate crimes against Muslims have surged in the country.muslim woman

On September 10 2016, few days before the celebration of Eid al-Adha, one of the holiest days for Muslims, a Muslim tourist from Scotland had her religious clothe set on fire by an unidentified man in New York City, United States.

According to the account of the story narrated by the New York Police Department (NYPD), the woman was window-shopping on Fifth Avenue near East 54th Street in Manhattan, while wearing her Islamic traditional religious attire known as abaya and hijab. The abaya covers the whole of the body, except the face. The Hijab cover the head.

All of a sudden, the woman started feeling heat on her body. When she turned to inspect her attire, lo and behold, it was on fire. She then saw a man standing next to her with a lighter in his hand. Before she could open her mouth, the man absconded without traces. The woman was reportedly helped by people around to put out the fire.

Sympathizers helped her get emergence service. Luckily enough for her, she was not hurt. She was examined and confirmed healthy. The woman declined to speak to people who were ready to put her on social media, saying her only focus and concern were that the attacker is caught and prosecuted.

Three day after the incident, the NYPD released a footage showing the man who committed the heinous crime. He was marked as a wanted man by the police.

When the incident went viral on both social and local media outlets, the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) released a statement , calling on city officials to address attacks against Muslims across the city and the nation as a whole.

The Executive Director of CAIR-NY, Afaf Nasher wrote in the statement: “We are clearly seeing a spike in attacks on individual Muslims and Islamic institutions in New York and around the country, which should be of concern to all Americans. It is time for the mayor and the NYPD to put forward the necessary resources to investigate and prevent these attacks on the Muslim community.

Co-founder of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York, Linda Sarsour also said in a statement: “As a Muslim woman, not only is wearing my religious headscarf in public an act of faith, but it has become an act of courage”.

Few days before this incident, two Muslim women were reportedly attacked while walking with their children on a Brooklyn sidewalk in New York City. The attacker, identified as Emirjeta Xhelili is said to have punched one of the woman and attempted to remove her hijab while shouting, “get the f–k out of America. You don’t belong here.” However, Xhelili was captured by the police. He has since been charged with two counts of felony assault as a hate crime, and two counts of acting in a manner injurious to a child.

In the city of Orlando, Florida, police are also investigating a possible hate crime, where a mosque was set on fire. The mosque set on fire is said to be previously attended by the alleged Pulse Nightclub shooter, Omar Mateen.muslim woman

In all these incidents of hate crimes against the Muslim community in the United States, the country’s so-called big media outlets have deliberately refused to report them. Some of these stories were reported by local media outlets, as well as by social media audience who have taken it upon themselves to fight injustices in the society.

According to observers, what is currently happening in the United States is what terrorist organizations such as the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria want. The terrorists’ main goal is to stir reprisal attacks against Muslims in the West, in order to convince them [Western Muslims] that the West hates Islam.

By Amando Flavio / AnonHQ.com

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  • SpidermanVitamin

    The suspect in question is black. And it’s only a hate crime if a white person commits it.

    • arielmonserrat

      Sorry, that isn’t correct. The law says a hate crime can be against any minority, including women, blacks, gays, Moslems,and more. Hate is hate no matter who is doing it.

      • SpidermanVitamin

        Lol, i guess i should have used my sarcastic font.

      • Capt.Obvious

        I think spidermanVitamin is referring to how it works in real life …not the words on paper…kinda like hillary’s emails and espionage laws…

  • arielmonserrat

    I am really upset at all this hate we’re seeing in America now, especially towards Muslims. I’ve known many, many Muslims throughout my life, and they are fine people. They want only to make a life for their families, raise their children and be free from harassment. All Moslems are being lumped into the same box, as terrorists, as people who want to destroy Christianity and America, and yet nothing could be farther from the truth. They are very community=oriented, always willing to help the community and I know this from personal experience of living in San Francisco Bay Area for decades, where there are many Muslims. All these people hating on them because they aren’t Christian, have never met one Moslem person but hate all of them. This is so wrong. Moslems are dehumanized and are attacked frequently but it isn’t reported. Moslems are under attack in U.S. and have done nothing as a group to deserve it.

    • MJ

      This article gives the wrong impression though. The attackers were arrested and were a gang of African-American teens who attacked several women that night, only one victim being Muslim. So it wasn’t a hate crime, and SURE had nothing to do with Trump.

  • Capt.Obvious

    I think part of the problem is that 99% of world wide terrorist attacks come from the folks who claim the “religion of peace” as their guide…