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Muslim airport employee harassed by Trump supporter: “Trump is here now”

A Massachusetts man was arrested and charged with a hate crime after he threatened an airline employee who was wearing a Muslim head scarf.

“Trump is here now” and “he will get rid of all of you.”

Robin A. Rhodes, 57, had just arrived at Kennedy International Airport and was waiting to board a flight when he spotted Rabeeya Khan — who was wearing a hijab.

“Are you praying? What are you doing?” Rhodes allegedly said before he punched Khan’s office door, sending it flying into the back of her chair.

The crazed lunatic then kicked her in the leg. As she attempted to leave the office he blocked the door.

From The New York Times:

“When another person tried to calm him, he moved away from the door and Ms. Khan ran to the front desk of the lounge, according to the statement. Mr. Rhodes followed her, got on his knees and began to bow down in imitation of a Muslim praying and shouted expletives about Islam and ISIS, the prosecutor’s office said.”

He then allegedly screamed: “You can ask Germany, Belgium and France about these kind of people. You will see what happens.”

Rhodes was charged with “assault, unlawful imprisonment, menacing and harassment as hate crimes,” and other related charges.

He claimed not to know the victim’s gender at the time of the attack.

“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,” he reportedly said.

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James Kosur
  

James Kosur is the Editor-In-Chief and co-founder of Hill Reporter. He recently served as an editor for Business Insider and various other publications. You can reach him at James@HillReporter.com.

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