Muslim UC student says she was called a terrorist near campus

UC student says she was called a terrorist (VIDEO)

CLIFTON, OH (FOX19) - A University of Cincinnati student says she was almost struck by a car near campus after the driver called her a terrorist.

"The car was coming towards me and yelling terrorist and cursing at me and kept saying repeatedly terrorist, terrorist," said Haneen Jasim.

Jasim, a pre-med student, says this is what happened to her a week ago as she was trying to cross the street. After leaving a nearby coffee shop, she says a man started yelling at her from inside his vehicle.

"He was practically going to go and run over me and the three people in front of me ended up practically saving my life and pulled me out the street and on to the side walk," said Jasim.

Jasim is a Muslim and was also wearing a Hijab when the alleged attack happened. She says the ordeal was terrifying and that she's never experienced anything like that before.

"What people really need to understand is that ISIS is not Islam it's not me, they do not define me they do not define my family they do not define my friends," said Jasim.

The Cincinnati chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said they want to see action from federal and local agencies.

"This is very, very serious stuff and the fact that this person was yelling the young woman and calling her a terrorist before he tried to run her down points to the fact that it very likely could be a hate crime," said Executive Director Karen Dabdoub.

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