A Brooklyn woman was arrested this week after she allegedly attacked two Muslim women pushing their babies in strollers in Bath Beach. Prosecutors say she attempted to rip off their hijabs and told them, "Get the fuck out of America, bitches."
As first reported by the Daily News, Emirjeta Xhelili, 32, is accused of attacking the two women, ages 23 and 24, at around 1:30 p.m on Thursday, as they walked with their babies at Bay 20th St. and Cropsey Aves. Xhelili allegedly punched one of the women, attempted to kick both of them in the legs, and tried to tear off their hijabs, all while yelling Islamophobic statements at them and telling them, “This is America — you shouldn’t be different from us."
Xhelili, who is identified on social media as Mary Magadalene, has apparently posted a number of anti-Muslim sentiments on her Facebook account. “Your f**king alll llah is so powerful that you need to rent houses near me, have stores near me and be visible to me… nobody sees you, notice you or cares you are alive or your f**king all ah,you are worshipin (sic) a horny piece of sh*t,” she posted on Thursday, according to the Post. A day earlier, she posted, "From this moment on, every woman that waers (sic) the jihab/hijab will go to hell!! I cant stand you f—ing hypocrites. You have been warned."
She also reportedly referred to "aliens with black skins" and “You lucky for a time that is left, for I have counted your days!”
Prosecutors say Xhelili went as far as to attempt to tip over a stroller carrying a 15-month-old baby. She's been charged with misdemeanor assault as a hate crime, and was ordered held on $50,000 bond or $25,000 cash bail.