On June 7 Fox 32 reports:
“They say they’ve experienced Islamaphobia in the past, but nothing like this.
“It makes me feel alienated because I belong in this country i was born and raised here,” said Zena Ahmad.
According to the Council on American Islamic Relations, since the presidential election hate crimes have increased 44 percent from 2015-2016.
“Anybody who’s targeted and whereas people think it’s open season on them and we need to ban together and say no, if you attack one you attack all we stand against bullying, hate and bigotry,” said Ahmed Rehab the Executive Director of CAIR.
As for the man seen in the video – he is no longer welcome inside Pepe’s Mexican restaurants.
In a statement the president of Pepe’s says they are sorry for the incident and “The customer who made the inflammatory comments to the women will not be allowed in our restaurants. The safety, comfort, and welfare of all our patrons and employees is our utmost concern.”