Lafayette student lied about being robbed of wallet, hijab by Trump supporters

Lafayette student lied about being robbed of wallet, hijab by Trump supporters

Kenneth Drake
November 11, 2016

According to campus police, the woman was accosted in the stairwell of a campus parking building by the pair, thought to be in their mid-twenties, who took her purse, bag and auto keys. The student said the men struck her several times in the back with a metal object, knocking her down, according to police.

"The victim describes the suspects as white males, but has not given a definitive clothing description", Lafayette police told KLFY at the time. The student declined medical treatment.

University Public Informations Officer Billy Abrams confirmed to HuffPost that Lafayette city police were investigating the off-campus incident.

Lafayette Police Department spokesman Cpl. The initial report indicates the the case were being investigated as armed robbery with a weapon and hate crimes.

So far, no witnesses or surveillance video have been located to assist police, he said.

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The unnamed woman said she was attacked while walking around 11 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to the paper. Authorities said the assault occurred in a parking complex while the woman was wearing a hijab.

But on Wednesday, the statement the Trump campaign issued proposing a total ban on the immigration of Muslims to the United States had disappeared from the team's website.

"We are calling on all students, faculty, staff, and community members to come and show solidarity with our sister that was attacked and also stand against anti-Blackness, Islamophobia, and all other forms of discrimination that have become increasingly normalized during the campaign and now election of Donald Trump", the group said on Facebook.

"With the election behind us, we must now concentrate on trying to find common ground that will enable us to move forward - together - as a nation", Savoie said.

"I don't think that a campus that has such ties of religiosity could really stomach the idea of another religion being attacked", Attia told The Post. Some of them include "Love Trumps Hate", "You matter to me", and "Hate is not the answer". It's not within our religion to accept it.