A Muslim teenager says drunk thugs screamed Donald Trump’s name as they tried to rip the hijab from her head while fellow commuters stood by and did nothing.
Terrified 18-year-old student Yasmin Seweid was on her way home from college in New York when three white men started hurling abuse at her, calling her a terrorist and telling her "go back to your country”.
They reportedly ripped the straps from her bag and referred to her religious head wear as a “rag”.
The young woman was traveling on the New York subway on Thursday night when she heard the trio talking about president-elect, Donald Trump.
Posting on her Facebook page after the frightening ordeal, Seweid said: “I was harassed on the subway last night and it was just so dehumanizing I can't speak about it without getting emotional.
“Three white racists ripped the straps off my bag and attempted to yank my hijab off my head.
“They yelled such disgusting slurs at me, I was so helpless and felt defenceless.
‘Look it's a f****** terrorist’, ‘go back to your country’, ‘take that rag off your head’, and so many more.”
She later told the Daily News: “I was very shaken up ... I’m definitely traumatized. “I’m really scared.”
Seweid asked the men to leave her alone they reportedly laughed in her face then followed her to the other end of the carriage where they physically attacked her.
The brave student, who was born in Brooklyn, America, to Egyptian parents, said she is heartbroken that so many people stood by and let the attack happen with not a single person stepping in to defend her.
She believes Trump’s recent election has helped to legitimize the behavior she was subjected to.
She continued: “Trump's name was repeatedly said and it finally clicked in my head. No matter how ‘cultured’ or ‘Americanized’ I am, these people don't see me as an American.
“It breaks my heart that so many individuals chose to be bystanders while watching me get harassed verbally and physically by these disgusting pigs.
"Trump America is real and I witnessed it first hand last night. What a traumatizing night.”
She elaborated on her point to the Daily News, adding: “It made me really sad afterwards when I thought about it.
"People were looking at me and looking at what was happening and no one said a thing. They just looked away.”