A supporter of US President Donald Trump from Massachusetts has attacked a Muslim woman at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, kicking and shouting obscenities at her.
According to authorities, the man told Rabeeya Khan, a Delta airline employee, that the new Republican president will kick out all Muslims from the United States.
“Trump is here now. He will get rid of all of you. You can ask Germany, Belgium and France about these kinds of people. You see what happens,” Robin Rhodes, of Worchester, told her.
Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said on Thursday that the incident happened on Wednesday night.
The man was charged with assault, unlawful imprisonment, menacing and harassment as hate crimes.
Human Rights Watch has called on Trump to repudiate controversial proposals he made during the election campaign, saying that, if implemented, they would harm millions of people in the US and beyond.