How dare the NYPD investigate my Muslim hate-crime hoaxer sister: Sibling blames the cops for causing ‘trauma’ by looking into her lie that Trump supporters attacked her
- Yasmin Seweid has been charged with lying to police in New York City
- The 18-year-old said she was victim of Trump supporters in subway attack
- The student claimed they called her a ‘terrorist’ because she is Muslim
- She admitted making up the story after NYPD found no evidence of it
- Her sister Sara defended her on Thursday and said they shouldn’t have looked into it
- Claimed her sibling had been put through ‘violence and trauma’ over 2 weeks
- Their brother Abdoul was once also reportedly charged with lying to police
The sister of a Muslim teenager accused of lying to police about being abuse by Trump supporters has blamed the NYPD for the scandal, arguing they should never have pursued the case.
Yasmin Seweid, 18, has been charged with falsifying a police report and obstructing governmental administration.
The teenager claimed she was called a ‘terrorist’ by Trump supporters as she boarded a subway on December 1.
NYPD officers investigated her story but found no evidence of it. She later confessed to making it up to get out of trouble for staying out late drinking with friends.
Sara Seweid (right) defended her younger sister Yasmin (left in court on Wednesday) after she admitted lying to police about being the target of a hate crime.
On Thursday, her older sister Sara penned a furious Facebook post blaming the police and the media for her family’s ordeal.
Hours earlier, it was revealed their brother Abdoul was arrested in 2012 for telling police a friend of his had been assaulted. He was later charged with breaking into cars to steal their valuable contents.
In her rant on social media, Sara, who is 23, said she could not condone her sister’s dishonesty but fumed that the situation had been escalated by police and media.
‘The NYPD should never have been involved in the first place even if the incident did happen.
‘It became super clear to me the police’s first instinct is to doubt your story and to try to disprove it.’
Sara said she was ‘deeply concerned’ about young Muslim women who feel they ‘have to lie so intensely’ to survive.
‘My sister may have lied but she has dealt with an insurmountable amount of violence and trauma both publicly and privately these past two weeks,’ she went on.
In a ranting Facebook post before she deleted her profile, Sara said NYPD officers ‘leaked’ personal information about their family
Yasmin told police the group of men called her a ‘terrorist’ on December 1. She appeared in court on Wednesday with a shaved head (right), an apparent punishment from her parents for the ordeal and for dating a Christian boy
The sisters’ brother Abdoul (above) was arrested in 2012 after lying to police. He was accused of breaking into cars to steal their valuable contents .
Earlier on Thursday, it was revealed the pair’s older brother Abdoul also lied to police.
In 2012, he told officers his friend had been assaulted. He was later charged with breaking in to cars to steal their contents.
Sayed Seweid, their father, collected newspapers outside their home on Thursday.
Abdoul covered his younger sister’s head as they left court on Wednesday.
She appeared with a shaved head, an apparent punishment by her strict Egyptian-immigrant parents for the scandal and for dating a Christian, according to The New York Daily News.
Yasmin’s family did not reply to DailyMail.com’s requests to comment on the case on Thursday.
NYPD confirmed she was facing one count of falsifying a police report and obstructing government administration on Thursday.
Seweid claimed she was attacked by a group of drunk men chanting ‘Donald Trump’ on December 1.
In a lengthy Facebook post about the incident, she said she was targeted by them because she is Muslim and claimed they branded her a ‘racist’.
When NYPD investigators looked into her claims, they could find no evidence of it and questioned her.
She admitted making the whole thing up to avoid being told off by her strict parents for staying out late and drinking with friends, it was reported.
‘My sister may have lied but she has dealt with an insurmountable amount of violence and trauma’
‘I don’t know why Yasmin lied about what happened but I know that for some reason she thought that making up the story was going to get her out of some trouble.
‘The NYPD should never have been involved in the first place even if the incident did happen. It became super clear to me these past two weeks that the police’s first instinct is to doubt your story and to try to disprove it.
‘I had more than one cop tell me they’ve looked through all our social media (me, my entire family and my fiance) and it doesn’t look good that we’ve been vocal about certain issues they perceive to be anti-trump, anti-white and even anti-men.
‘How is this an appropriate comment by an officer investigating a possible hate crime? That Muslims can’t seek help from the state if they are critical of it in any capacity?
‘Anyways, people had been spreading rumors about her case especially after she *went missing* and no one knew the extent of the emotional and mental trauma Yasmin had to endure.
‘I’m not excusing what she did. I was horrified yesterday and I’m still trying to grapple with the facts. Things snowballed out of our control because of the media because by the next morning the news had started publishing stories.
‘Reporters made things so much worse for my family. They camped out in front of our home for days and when my mother needed an ambulance a day after my sister was found they took pictures of her on the stretcher and reported that it was Yasmin.
‘I’ve read dozens of fabricated stories about Yasmin running away to be with a boy. The NYPD leaked private information that my sister had disclosed to them which has now been aired publicly and is a topic of discussion among everyone.
‘My family did not want any of this. I’m deeply concerned about the mental health state of young Muslim women who feel that they have to lie so intensely to survive.
‘I know this isn’t the first time something like this happens so I really think people who are so concerned about how Muslims will be perceived in the media or how future hate crimes will be dealt with need to take a step back and think why Muslim woc have felt the need to do this. It’s not for attention.
‘The NYPD doesn’t care about us or our safety. Never did. This won’t make things for Muslims any worse than they have been. Why do you only care about violence against women if its (sic) perpetuated by the state? You don’t think calling for an 18 year old girl to be jailed for lying to be violent and abhorrent?
‘Also it became salient to me that community is a myth and that people who in one breath scream about being unified under one ummah & helping each other out will say that an 18 year old Muslim girl should go to jail.
‘My sister may have lied but she has dealt with an insurmountable amount of violence and trauma both publicly and privately these past two weeks. I ask you to kindly stop adding to it and making things worse.’