Believing he had triumphed over President Trump’s Muslim travel ban by getting a visa, initially denied, for Tanveer Hussain, a Muslim athlete from India, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is strangely silent now that his pet Muslim has been arrested. But not for what you might think.
According to The Washington Post(h/t Liz) It was a long journey for Indian snowshoe champion Tanveer Hussain and his team manager to the World Snowshoe Championships in Saranac Lake, N.Y., last weekend.
The two men were initially denied visas to travel to the United States in the chaotic days following the Trump administration’s travel ban. The reasons for the rejections remain unclear but were unrelated to Trump’s executive order — and after the intervention of Saranac Lake’s mayor and the office of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Democratic senator, Kirsten Gillibrand form New York, the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi reversed its decision.
Hussain and team manager Abid Khan arrived Feb. 23 in the bucolic Adirondacks town, which had been following their visa ordeal and extended them a hero’s welcome. Locals offered congratulations and free lodgings at an inn that in the snow looked like a “fairy tale scene from a movie,” Khan said in a Facebook post.
On Feb. 25, Schumer celebrated Hussain’s “rock star” welcome in a Facebook post, saying that the United States is “Still a country that welcome athletes from across the globe to compete in our stadiums, our snow-covered fields and everywhere in between.”
But that “fairy tale” was shattered Wednesday, when Hussain, 24, was arrested and charged with felony sexual abuse and child welfare endangerment, police said.
The parents of the 12-year-old girl allegedly involved said the incident happened Monday, after the end of the three-day snowshoe competition, and reported it to local authorities. The girl told police there was a “passionate kiss” and that Hussain touched her in an inappropriate intimate area on top of her clothing.
His brother said Hussain didn’t mean any harm. “In Kashmir, we have a tradition of showing love to children.(Yes, you do…especially when you force them into marriage at age 12 and rape children without consequences)