A religious and political activist on Staten Island claims he was placed in handcuffs, frisked and issued two summonses by NYPD officers based on the way he looks.
If he’s a Muslim religious activist then he knows what he did was stupid. He was trying to say that it wasn’t a random search. I believe the officers when they say it was a random search, but if it were up to me I would tend to look closer at those who look like all the guys who flew planes into buildings, shot up innocent Americans, and who chant death to America over little old ladies with blue hair and aluminum walkers.
Hesham El-Meligy, a Muslim who was born in Egypt, was temporarily detained and searched by police at about 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Staten Island Ferry terminal in St. George, after he refused a random bag check.