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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said he was very sick of the incident when a female policeman who was also a Muslim in the city reported being threatened by a man.
"Hey, ISIS, I'll cut your throat, come home to your country," he threatened to the unemployed Muslim policewoman.
De Blasio said the incident that befell the Muslim policewoman was very unacceptable in his city and in his country.
"I'm so sick of hearing one of our cops threatened just because of his religion, we can not leave this out," de Blasio said in a press conference, as reported by CNN on Wednesday (6/12).
mayor of new york bill de blasio in a press conference with polwan muslimah aml elsokary Twitter
Aml Elsokary, the name of the Muslim policewoman, said he had just dropped off his 16-year-old son in the Brooklyn area last Saturday night and parked his car. When a man returns he starts to quarrel with his son. Elsokary was not wearing uniforms and wearing hijab. He tried to broker the argument but the man curtly uttered the threat before he ran away.
"This is his country Elsokary, he's an American, he's a New Yorker, he's in his house," de Blasio said.
"He's in charge of this town, he's an example of what we want from fellow citizens – to have a sense of care, to serve, to do something useful."
Elsokary, a 34-year-old Muslim policewoman, has been in charge for 11 years at the New York Police Department (NYPD).
Within 24 hours, New York police then arrested a man named Christopher Nelson, 36 years old and charged him with alleged crimes of hatred and harassment.
Elsokary in 2014 and then received an award for successfully diving a grandmother and granddaughter from a building that experienced a fire in Brooklyn."I am helping everyone regardless of their religion, I was born and raised here and I am here to protect you, the police support me with hijab, I want to thank all the Muslim police who support me," Elsokary said at a press conference.
New York police say the crime of hatred has soared since the November 8 election. As of November 27, there were 34 similar cases compared to 13 last year.