A Denver woman waiting for a bus was verbally harassed by a man screaming racist insults at her, reports Fox 31.
Mari, who relies on the bus to go to work, says a man came up to her and started yelling, “Why you talk Mexican (sic)? Why you talk (sic) Mexican Spanish? …(I) … no like Mexicans.”
When she tried to explain that she was a Christian and didn’t want any trouble, the man then started bashing her for her religion.
“Where is he? Are you that stupid … Jesus don’t’ exist you **** Idiot.”
She said she was terrified. She called the police, who told her there wasn’t much they could do.
“I was scared yesterday and I’m scared now,” the young mother told Fox 31.
The incident was recorded and posted to social media.
Authorities stop short of dubbing US kosher deli attack anti-Semitic
US authorities held back Wednesday from characterizing a firefight that left six people including two suspects dead in a New York suburb as motivated by anti-Semitism, as the local mayor confirmed the assailants targeted a kosher grocery store.
On Tuesday two shooters -- one of them female -- stormed the deli in Jersey City, across the river from lower Manhattan, killing two customers and a cashier before they died in a hail of police gunfire.
Twitter backs overhaul of social media to stem disinformation
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Dorsey on Tuesday announced he would fund an independent team of five architects, engineers, and designers -- dubbed Bluesky -- to develop an "open and decentralized standard for social media."
In a series of posts, he explained the goal is for Twitter to ultimately be subject to this new standard, which would be open to adoption by fellow social media networks like Facebook or TikTok.
Netflix Christmas satire in Brazil sparks religious outcry
A Christmas satire on Netflix depicting Jesus in a gay relationship has sparked a backlash in Brazil, where hundreds of thousands signed a petition calling for the film to be axed.
"The First Temptation of Christ" by Brazilian comedy group Porta dos Fundos began streaming on December 3, drawing criticism from conservative politicians, Evangelicals and Catholics.
The teaser for the 46-minute movie says Jesus, who is turning 30, brings a "surprise guest" to meet his family.
More than 760,000 people had signed a Change.org petition by Tuesday afternoon calling for the film to be pulled for "seriously offending Christians."