Muslim claims “Islamophobia” after being handcuffed for refusing Staten Island Ferry bag check

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.

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.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Will President Trump start deporting such dirt bags?
    He needs to.

  • Barrington Minge

    “I’m a mooslim…the rules don’t apply to me”

  • Brett_McS

    The problem with this story is that he only got searched because of random selection. Anyone who looks like he does should be deliberately selected for a search.

    • tom_billesley

      Profiling works.

    • Blacksmith

      Every damn time!

      • Editor

        Seems to work wonders for El Al.

  • stubb

    I saw a picture of that guy. He should be banned from the ferry just for being hideously ugly. Nobody needs to see that at 7 AM on their way to the office.

  • BillyHW

    The entire world is inconvenienced like this because their stupid religion.

  • caliroxanne

    Say hello to America’s next millionaire. CAIR is already lawyering up for a massive discrimination lawsuit. These guys have this scam mastered!

  • Mickey Oberman

    When will he ever learn???