Most people don’t realize that Muslims are among the most racist groups on earth, with a special disdain and loathing for black people…even black Muslims. In fact, in Arabic, the word for ‘black’ is the same word for ‘slave.’
According to Willamette Week via The Root (h/t Thereza B) Carlotta Washington says she was called a “nigger” by Islam Elmasry after she tried to pay for her lunch with quarters (not pennies, mind you).
In a short video provided to the outlet by a bystander, Elmasry can be seen telling Washington to “get the fuck out from here” and calling her a “stupid bitch” after throwing a Gatorade bottle at her for confronting him.
In a portion not captured on video, Washington says, Elmasry sprayed her with Sriracha, which was confirmed to the news outlet by witness Rachel Good, who said that she found Washington’s shirt, face and shoulders covered with the Thai hot sauce.
“It was in my eyes and all on my skin. It was burning terribly,” Washington says.
After Washington asked that police be called, Elmasry was booked into Multnomah County jail on charges of misdemeanor harassment and assault. Bail is set at $4,000.