A Muslim woman got into an argument with a neighbor over a parking spot. Apparently Mervat Soliman’s husband had told her the spot was reserved for her. Soliman and the neighbor exchanged salty words and the neighbor’s daughter ‘cold cocked’ her square in the face.
When police and paramedics arrived, things got even worse for poor Soliman. When she got into the ambulance, police asked her to remove her headscarf so she could receive treatment. She refused.
Soliman claimed that an NYPD police officer forced her to remove the scarf. Soliman said she felt naked in front of the man and the female EMT. The female EMT gave Soliman a pillowcase to cover her “exposed” head.
After being treated at the hospital, she was taken to the police station for booking, for her part in the fight. Her headscarf was returned to her at that time, but when she was asked to remove it for her mugshot, she refused.
Once again, Soliman claims that she was forced to remove the scarf.
Soliman is suing the City of New York for the abuse that the NYPD put her through.
Mad World News reports:
New York City cops were called to the scene of a spat over a parking spot when a woman, hiding behind a veil, was going to brawls with a resident. The veil-wearing woman thought she deserved a special spot outside this particular building and flipped her headscarf when someone else beat her to it. That’s when the situation went from bad to worse and didn’t end well for NYPD.