Brooklyn woman attacks Muslim moms, attempts to rip off their hijabs

The suspect is alleged to have shouted, "this is the United States of America, you shouldn't be different from us," during the attack.

September 12, 2016 12:10
Emirjeta Xhelili.

Emirjeta Xhelili.. (photo credit: FACEBOOK)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

A Brooklyn resident, 32 year-old Albanian-American Emirjeta Xhelili, attacked two Muslim women and their children while on a walk Thursday, NBC reported.

The 32-year-old reportedly punched one of the women and attempted to rip off her hijab while yelling, "get the f--k out of America b----s, you don't belong here," according to the criminal complaint.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

Xhelili also reportedly pushed the woman's stroller with her 3-month-old infant inside and then attempted to grab the second woman's stroller which had her 11-month-old baby inside. The complaint filed reflects that one of the strollers was knocked to the ground.

The suspect is alleged to have shouted, "this is the United States of America, you shouldn't be different from us,"  during the attack.

Xhelili is currently facing multiple criminal charges including assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

According to Xhelili's social media accounts she is a staunch Trump supporter and works at Noi Due, a kosher Italian restaurant on the Upper West Side. She is expected to appear in court on September 14.

Related Content

August 14, 2018
China confirms: Millions of Uighur Muslims are in internment camps