A blonde asks a Muslim woman that why she wasn’t covered in niqab (veil that covers face, except eyes), at Trader Joe’s in Reston, VA.
Standup Comedian Jeremy McLellan posted a video on Facebook on Sunday morning showing a blonde hatefully abusing a Muslim shopper at Trader Joe’s in Reston, VA. The victim did not want to be identified. McLellan wrote on Facebook, “A friend of mine (who wishes to remain anonymous) just sent this to me. I’ve confirmed that it’s real.”
The video starts in the middle of a conversation. A woman can be seen talking to another shopper waiting behind her in a queue at the billing counter, who is also filming the conversation.
The woman, dressed in a grey cardigan and blue jeans, tells the Muslim shopper that “you play dumb . . . I get it.”
Reportedly, the Muslim woman offered the blonde to go in front of her in line, as she seemed to be in hurry. However, after getting ahead in the line, the white woman responds to the kind gesture by racially abusing the Muslim. At this, the Muslim woman says, “I shouldn’t have let you in front of me.” And the white woman replies, “I wish they didn’t let you in the country.”
Shocked, the Muslim woman says, “Excuse me; I was born here. I don’t know if you.”
“Oh! You were?” the white woman replies. “Obama’s not in office anymore. We don’t have a Muslim in there anymore. He’s gone, he’s gone. He may be in jail, too.”
The Muslim woman, who kept filming, says, “wish he [Obama] was [the president] . . . You look a little crazy. Maybe you need to get some help.”
“Oh, I’m fine,” the white woman says.
“You don’t strike up a conversation with a people in line talking about stuff like that, if you are normal,” the Muslim woman adds.
“I am very normal,” replies the white woman.
“Looks like that; I can tell,” responds the Muslim woman.
America has witnessed a spike in hate crimes, in recent months. Since the murder of Indian national Srinivas Kuchibhotla in February, there have been more than half a dozen incidents of hate prompted murders and abuses. Three Indian Americans have been murdered over the period of 24 hours, beginning Wednesday night.
Watch the full video here:
Muslim friend of mine got harassed at a Trader Joe's in Reston, VA. pic.twitter.com/Ki8gc1RZio
— Jeremy McLellan (@JeremyMcLellan) May 7, 2017