Muslim NYPD officers request meeting with Trump after spike in hate crimes


(TIML NEWS) A group of Muslim New York City police officers, including a cop who was a victim of an alleged hate crime earlier this month, has asked to meet with President-elect Donald Trump. Thus far Trump has not responded to their request.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has reached out to Trump on Dec. 6 to ask him to meet with Officer Aml Elsokary and “several of her colleagues from the NYPD Muslim Officers Society.” Elsokary was the the victim in the hate crime last weekend, when she said she saw a man shoving her 16-year-old son. Elsokary, who was off-duty at the time, said the man then referred to her as a member of the Islamic State terrorist group, threatened to cut her throat and told her to go back to her country. Christopher Nelson, 36, was arrested and charged with menacing as a hate crime.

The push for a meeting with Trump came after Elsokary and other members of the NYPD Muslim Officers Society appeared at Brooklyn Borough Hall with Adams to discuss the incident. Elsokary, who was cited for bravery by the department in 2014 after she and her partner rushed into a burning building to save a baby, delivered tearful remarks in which she predicted that New Yorkers “are going to be there to help me and be supportive.” After they spoke, Adams brought up the idea of arranging a meeting with Trump. Elsokary and the other officers asked him to set it up. Take a look at the letter below & drop a comment!!