A video reveals the moment a woman hurls a hot cup of coffee at a man wearing a Palestinian scarf and his child at a Brooklyn playground – and brands them terrorists.
The playground battle allegedly began when an unidentified woman confronted Ashish Prashar, 40, at a Brooklyn basketball court on Tuesday while he was with his son.
Prashar told Dailymail.com that his 18-month-old son was playing basketball with the woman’s child, when she approached and asked if Prashar supported Hamas.
When Prashar told the woman he did not want to answer, she started yelling at him to get away from her and her child.
‘She said get out of here really aggressively, my son was behind me,’ he said.
This prompted Prashar to whip out his phone and film the woman as she approached him, throwing a cup of coffee and her phone in his direction.
Ashish Prashar told Dailymail.com that his 18-month-old son was playing basketball with the woman’s child, when she approached and asked if Prashar supported Hamas
When Prashar told the woman he did not want to answer, she started yelling at him to get away from her and her child
Prashar claims the woman called him a terrorist before hurling the drink, but the video only captures the part where she says, ‘Get away, get away, get away from me.’
When Prashar stopped recording, he said the woman continued to approach him, hitting him on the hand multiple times.
‘When someone asks you a proactive question, they are not looking for a real answer,’ he said. ‘I wanted to de-escalate.’
‘I feel sad my son has experienced has been a target a hate crime at 18 months,’ he said. ‘He knew something was wrong – he knew something was off. I held him there and told him that he was loved.’
Prashar is originally from London and has been previously incarcerated. He now works as a political Strategist and criminal Justice activist. He said he is currently working for an organization calling for a ceasefire in Israel.
Prashar said politicians are to blame for creating tension in the city in the aftermath of the October 7 Hamas attack – and is urging state and federal leaders to tone down the ‘good verses evil narrative.’
The woman, dressed in sweatpants and a black and white baseball cap, has not yet been identified and police are offering a reward of up to $3,500 for any information leading to her arrest. No other witnesses have come forward as of yet.
The incident occurred at about 12:30 pm at Edmonds Playground on DeKalb Ave in Fort Greene on Tuesday.
Prashar told CNN: ‘She threw her hot coffee in my face. I had just put my son down. It would have hit him in the face. I was mind blown.’
The father was wearing a keffiyeh scarf, a popular middle-eastern headscarf.
‘My whole goal was to protect my son,’ Prashar added. ‘There was disbelief in the beginning when she called me a terrorist. But then it got worse, and it got more serious. I needed to protect my son and keep him at a safe distance.’
Wadea Al-Fayoume, six, was killed on Sunday, allegedly by landlord Joseph M. Czuba, 71, who was renting the family a room in his home in Plainfield, Illinois. He is shown as a younger boy, waving an American flag
Hate crimes, specially a rise in antisemitism, have surged since the Oct. 7 Hamas terrorist attack in Israel.
Between October 7 and Monday, there have been at least 82 anti-Semitic incidents in New York City, compared to 31 during the same time frame last year.
There have been four incidents involving Palestinians or those believed by the attackers to be Palestinian, Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny said to the Daily News.
Last month, a six-year-old boy, Wadea Al-Fayoume, was killed allegedly by landlord Joseph M. Czuba, 71, who was renting the family a room in his home in Plainfield, Illinois.
The boy’s mother, Hanan Shaheen, survived the attack and told police later how Czuba appeared at their door spouting hateful, anti-Muslim slurs.
Anti-Semitism is up 388 percent since the brutal massacre in Israel, according to ADL.
Last week, an elderly Jewish protester died in California after he was allegedly hit with a megaphone by a pro-Palestinian protestor in what police classified as a homicide.
Paul Kessler, 69, died after he argued with a man when pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian rallies clashed in Thousand Oaks, California
Kessler’s death has been ruled a homicide and police continue to investigate. Authorities say they have not ruled out his death being a hate crime
Paul Kessler, 69, was caught in a violent clash with pro-Palestinian protestors in Thousand Oaks on Sunday, when he fell back and hit his head.
Video shows him in his final moments lying on the floor, bleeding from his head. Just moments later, the pro-Palestinian protestors continued their rally, while the blood was still wet.
The man who police have questioned in relation to his death is a 50-year-old college professor, DailyMail.com can reveal.
Loay Alnaji, who teaches computer science at Ventura Community College in California, allegedly hit Paul Kessler with a megaphone knocking him to the ground.
Police raided his home on a quiet cul-de-sac in Moorpark, California, on Sunday evening, we have learned.
‘My husband was getting home from Costco when he saw a SWAT team, six cops with rifles and full gear. Their vehicles were not police cars, they were unmarked,’ neighbor Milli Revezzo told DailyMail.com.
Alnaji is unabashed in his support for the Palestinian cause, posting online a video of an activist Shahid King Bolsen comparing the terror group Hamas with historic civil rights icons.
‘If someone asked me to condemn Hamas I would say, what’s the rush?’ Bolsen says in the video posted on Instagram. ‘Let’s let history decide.
Loay Alnaji, who teaches computer science at Ventura Community College in California , allegedly hit Paul Kessler with a megaphone knocking him to the ground. He is pictured after the incident
Alnaji, 50, is married to Palestinian economics professor Nada Al Hammouri
Records show that Alnaji came to the United States in the 1990s – he had previously taught in the United Arab Emirates
‘You condemned Nelson Mandela until you didn’t, until he was a hero,’ he adds. ‘You condemned Mahatma Gandhi until you didn’t.’
Hamas tortured, raped, kidnapped and murdered innocent babies, women, men and elderly people during their terrorist attack on Oct. 7 attack.
Hamas slaughtered 1,400 Israelis and kidnapped more than 200 civilians – including at least 13 American citizens and 23 Thai farm workers.
Hamas co-founder vowed to clean the world of Christianity. He called for a world with ‘no Zionism or treacherous Christianity,’ and said full Islamic control of planet will ensure justice.
Hamas’s founding documents clearly depict its intentions for ‘genocidal ideology.’
‘The entire 510 million square kilometers of Planet Earth will come under [a system] where there is no injustice, no oppression, no Zionism, no treacherous Christianity …,’ said Mahmoud al-Zahar, a co-founder of Hamas.