Brooklyn resident Asmaa Abdalla and her husband, Ibrahim Hamed, are suing the amusement park’s owner, claiming a fun outing to Coney Island last summer turned into a nightmare when its workers hurled racist epithets and physically assaulted Hamed because of her request…charges that that the famous amusement park categorically denies.
DNA Info The lawsuit says that the couple was at Luna Park on July 30, boarding a flume ride called “Wild River,“ when Abdalla asked the operator not to seat her next to an adult male to keep in accordance with her Islamic supremacist religious beliefs.
But the ride operator said no, telling the couple, “They could get off if they didn’t like it,” according to the lawsuit filed last week in Brooklyn Supreme Court.
Abdalla decided to stay on the boat ride because other people started to board behind her. But when the ride ended, the couple complained to a supervisor about the operator denying her request and about their boat getting stuck at one point. The lawsuit says that to compensate them, the supervisor gave the couple a free ride in their own boat.
But the racist rants started when the couple finished their second go-round on the “Wild River” and separated to go on different Luna Park rides, the lawsuit says.
When Abdalla again requested not to sit next to an adult male at another ride, the operator refused and wouldn’t let her get on. “At this point, park employees, including the ride attendant from ‘Wild River,’ became hostile, surrounded Asmaa Abdalla and began yelling racial slurs at her, including calling her a ‘terrorist b—-,'” the lawsuit says.