Yesterday, a man named Robin A. Rhodes from Massachusetts allegedly kicked an airline worker wearing Hijab at the JFK Airport while shouting ‘Trump is here’ and ‘now he will get rid all of you’.
According to NYT, Delta employee Rabeeya Khan, who wears a hijab, was sitting in her office in the Delta Sky Lounge at Terminal 2 at JFK Airport between 7:10 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. While Rhodes awaited a connecting flight back to Massachusetts after arriving on a flight from Aruba.
An eyewitness said that Robin A. Rhodes approached Rabeeya Khan and started abusing her.
He came up to the door and said,
“Are you sleeping? Are you praying? What are you doing?”
Rhodes mocked the way Muslim pray and asked her as to what is it, then he punched the door and hit the back of Khan’s chair and when she asked him as to what she had done, he replied, that he was going to kick her ass and just a moment later, he kicked khan on leg and ran after her.
After blocking her in one corner, he got onto his knees, mocking Muslim praying and shouted:
“Trump is here now! He will get rid of all of you. F*** Islam, F*** ISIS! Trump is here. You can ask Germany, Belgium and France about these kind of people. You will see what happens.”
Robin A. Rhodes was later arrested by the police and charged with assault, harassment and menacing as a hate crime and other related charges.
When asked about the incident, he told the police:
“I guess I am going to jail for disorderly conduct. I couldn’t tell if it was a man or woman because their back was to me and they had something covering their head.”