A Muslim woman is being accused of Islamophobia after calling the police on their own stepsons. The accused family members include Imran Awan, a Democratic House IT staffer who has been banned from Congress after allegations of criminal security violations and theft. His wife Hina Alvi and brothers Abid and Jamal have also been banned after alleged misconduct. Samina Ashraf Gilani called the police to report being threatened and held captive by the men in her own home.
New York Democrate Rep Gregory Meeks has suggested that the charges called against the men by their stepmother are Islamophobic, saying “I have seen no evidence that they were doing anything that was nefarious.”
The Daily Caller reports:
The stepmom and a relative said the brothers were holding her “captive,” wiretapping her, and threatening to have loved ones abducted in Pakistan unless she helped the brothers access large sums of cash stored overseas in their father’s name.
TheDCNF provided the police report and news story to Meeks spokesman Jordan Morris and asked if that changed his opinion on “nefarious” behavior. But after receiving the materials, Meeks’ office simply ignored the development and would not take any further calls from TheDCNF.
“My stepchildren captivated me in house for a long time … They did not let me see and meet with my husband and captivated me in house and even after a police call done by me they did not let me meet him until my husband died. I am helpless and homeless because stepsons threatened me so much so I was compelled to leave,” said Gilani to the press.
Another relative added, “I would like to please to mention that if some Congress members are saying they are being picked on because they are Muslim, it’s a joke. I’m an immigrant, too. They’re not being picked on because they’re Muslim, they’re being investigated because they did something wrong.”