Trump backer, shouting ‘ISIS’, attacks Muslim woman on plane
A Muslim airline employee at Kennedy Airport was attacked by a man who not only denounced her religion but invoked the name of new president Donald Trump.
A Muslim airline employee at Kennedy Airport was attacked by a man who not only denounced her religion but also invoked the name of new president Donald Trump.
Rabeeya Khan was sitting in her officer in the Delta Sky Lounge on Wednesday night when Robin Rhodes attacked her.
“F–k Islam, f–k ISIS,” Rhodes said, getting to his knees to pretend to bow in prayer as he mocked her religion.
“Trump is here now. He will get rid of all of you. You can ask Germany, Belgium and France about these kind of people. You will see what happens.”
The confrontation began when Rhodes, who was waiting for a connecting flight, saw Khan and began to harass her by saying, “Are you f—ing sleeping? Are you praying? What are you doing?”
Rhodes then allegedly punched the door, which hit the back of Khan’s chair, and when Khan asked what she had done to him, Rhodes replied, “You did nothing, but I am going to kick your f—ing a–.”
“Rhodes then allegedly kicked Khan in the right leg, then blocked the door as she tried to leave,” Queens DA Richard Brown said.
Rhodes was arrested and charged with assault, unlawful imprisonment, and menacing and harassment as hate crimes after the incident.