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Woman Faces Hate Crime Charges for Attack on 2 Muslim Moms

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    A woman faces a number of hate crime charges after she attacked two Muslim women and tried to rip one their hijabs off as they pushed their toddlers in strollers on a Brooklyn sidewalk, authorities said. 

    Emirjeta Xhelili approached the two women at about 1:30 p.m. near 20th Avenue and Cropsey Avenue in Bath Beach on Sept. 8, according to court documents. 

    She punched one of the women in the head and tried to rip her hijab off while screaming, "get the f--k out of America b----s, you don't belong here," according to the criminal complaint. 

    Xhelili then allegedly pushed the woman's stroller, which had her 3-month-old baby inside, toward the ground before turning to attack her again.

    "This is the United States of America," Xhelili is alleged to have shouted while punching the woman in the face and trying to rip her hijab off her head. 

    She then tried to grab the second Muslim woman's stroller, which had her 11-month-old baby in it, away from her, court documents allege. 

    Xhelili faces a number of charges for the alleged hate crime, including assault, menacing and endangering the welfare of a child. 


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