Halting Hate Crimes

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Enas Almadhwahi, an immigration outreach organizer for the Arab American Association of New York, stands for a photo along Fifth Avenue in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016

Editor's note: Police say Yasmin Seweid, the woman mentioned in this story who claimed she was harassed by three men on a Manhattan subway for being Muslim, fabricated her story. She has since been arrested on charges of obstructing governmental administration and filing a false report of an incident.


A spate of hate-crimes, many of them against Muslims, have occurred in the month following the election of Donald Trump. Just yesterday, in Manhattan, an MTA worker wearing a hijab was pushed down the stairs at Grand Central Terminal. WNYC's Arun Venugopal talks to listeners about what they can do if they experience harassment or witness a hate-crime in progress.