Two hijab-clad Muslim-American women were at the receiving end of an alleged hate crime in Chicago on Thursday. A woman reportedly hurled abuses at the mother-daughter duo, spat at them and called them ‘ISIS’.
Suzanne Damra, the victim, told NBC Chicago that the woman followed her and her mother to their car and verbally and physically assaulted and harassed them.
One of the victim’s video captured a part of the incident from inside their car, showing the woman trying to open the car’s doors and abusing them.
They blamed the atmosphere of bigotry created by Donald Trump for encouraging the woman’s actions and propagating hate.
With the Republican Presidential Candidate making statements to ban Muslims from entering the United States, the negativity seems to be proliferating among some people there.