If this week (year?) has taught us anything, it’s that there is fear all around us, even in our little Bay Area-shaped bubble.
We originally heard about the video from Emily T. Green (@emilytgreen) on Twitter, whose friend Ivet Lolham posted this video on her Facebook page.
I was on the BART going home after a long day and this lady right here heard me talk Assyrian on the phone. You can see what happened next…
Here’s my best attempt at transcribing what the seated woman is saying in the video:
“This woman is a stalker from the Middle East. She’s a Middle Eastern terrorist, and she’s terrorizing citizens like me. And she will probably get deported. And this bastard (points to someone off-camera behind her) … oh, you shut the fuck up. You’re all stalkers. Don’t lie.
(woman taping says, “This is gonna go on Facebook”).
“I don’t give a fuck. Nobody’s gonna watch it. What I would like to say right now is, this crazy person is stalking people, with all these other stalkers. And anybody watching on Facebook knows the ugly, dirty thing you do every year playing the dead pool game (says something indecipherable) and you’re standing here harassing me and I think you’re an ugly little pig who might get deported and I pray that you do.”
We’re in touch with Emily, a Chronicle reporter, and Ivet to find out more about what happened. We’ll update this post as needed.
Be careful out there, everybody.