crimes and misdemeanors

Muslim Girl Says Man Spat on Her and Called Her a ‘Terrorist’ on Queens Bus

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 19: A crosstown bus makes its way through Union Square on December 19, 2012 in New York City. Following the recommendation of outgoing Chairman Joseph Lhota, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) board approved fare and toll hikes Wednesday. The hikes, which will go into effect in March, include raising the base fare from $2.25 to $2.50, the 7-day MetroCard from $29 to $30 and the 30-day MetroCard from $104 to $112. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Photo: Spencer Platt/2012 Getty Images

A 15-year-old Muslim girl, whose name is being withheld, told WABC that she was riding a crowded Q88 bus in Flushing on Tuesday morning when a middle-aged white man standing next to her pushed her, repeatedly spat on her, threatened to kill her, and called her a “terrorist,” apparently because she was wearing a headscarf. Making the girl’s story even more awful is the fact that none of her fellow passengers tried to help her. In fact, she said, “They were laughing.” Meanwhile, the NYPD, which is treating the incident as a hate crime, is currently looking for the guy, who got off at Queens College. 

Girl Says Man Spat, Called Her ‘Terrorist’