'I will cut your throat': Muslim cop and son harassed by man in Brooklyn

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A hero cop and her 16-year-old son are the victims of the cities latest hate crime.

A Muslim off-duty NYPD officer was yelled at Saturday while out with her son when a racist screamed at them to "go back to your own country."

Officer Aml Elsokary was not on duty and was wearing her hijab at the time of the incident. She was dropping her son off at Ridge Blvd. and 67th St. in Bay Ridge around 6 pm. After parking the car, she had already let her son out, she saw that her son was being shoved by a white man in his 30's.

As she approached the two, the man said, ISIS (expletive), I will cut your throat, go back to your country!"

Officer Elsokary did not identify herself as a policewoman and she was not armed at the time of the altercation. The NYPD Hate Crimes Unit is now investigating it as a bias incident.

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STERLING, VA - JUNE 1:Tasneem Moiz, 8-months, plays in the beard of her maternal grandfather, Khalid Iqbal, at the home of Iqbal's daughter, Sadaf Iqbal, on June 1, 2011, in Sterling, VA. Ibrahim Moiz, a Muslim American of Indian descent, and Sadaf Iqbal, a Pakistani-American, are raising three daughters ranging in age from 4-years-old to 8-months-old. Moiz also acts as a mentor to a couple of teenagers, trying to bridge the gap between the ways of the teen's foreign-born parents and U.S. customs.(Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
STERLING, VA - MAY 31: Ibrahim Moiz, 2nd from L, reads to his middle daughter, Maryam, 2, as his other daughters, Tasneem, 8mo, and Asiyah, 4, entertain themselves at Moiz's home on May 31, 2011, in Sterling, VA. Moiz, a Muslim American of Indian descent, and his wife Sadaf Iqbal, a Pakistani-American, are raising three daughters ranging in age from 4-years-old to 8-months-old. Moiz also acts as a mentor to a couple of teenagers, trying to bridge the gap between the ways of the teen's foreign-born parents and U.S. customs. (Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
STERLING, VA - MAY 31: Ibrahim Moiz, C, leads his two older daughters, Maryam, 2, L, and Asiyah, 4, to their bedroom near bedtime at their home on May 31, 2011, in Sterling, VA. Moiz, a Muslim American of Indian descent, and Iqbal, a Pakistani-American, are raising three daughters ranging in age from 4-years-old to 8-months-old. Moiz also acts as a mentor to a couple of teenagers, trying to bridge the gap between the ways of the teen's foreign-born parents and U.S. customs. (Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
STERLING, VA - JUNE 1: Sadaf Iqbal, R, receives her daughter, Maryam, 2, with open arms at the family's home on June 1, 2011, in Sterling, VA. Behind them is a wallhanging that bears a famous quote from the Qur'an called the 'Verse of the Throne' done by a Chinese Muslim master calligrapher named Haji Noor Deen. Iqbal, a Pakistani-American, and her husband, Ibraham Moiz, a Muslim American of Indian descent, are raising three daughters ranging in age from 4-years-old to 8-months-old. Moiz also acts as a mentor to a couple of teenagers, trying to bridge the gap between the ways of the teen's foreign-born parents and U.S. customs. (Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
STERLING, VA - MAY 31: Ibrahim Moiz, R, gives his daughter, Asiyah, 4, a high-five for using proper manners at the snack table as Moiz's wife, Sadaf Iqbal, L, works on the computer at their home on May 31, 2011, in Sterling, VA. Moiz, a Muslim American of Indian descent, and Iqbal, a Pakistani-American, are raising three daughters ranging in age from 4-years-old to 8-months-old. Moiz also acts as a mentor to a couple of teenagers, trying to bridge the gap between the ways of the teen's foreign-born parents and U.S. customs. (Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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In 2014, Elsokary, who wears her hijab on duty with pride, was lauded a hero when she ran into a burning building to save an elderly grandmother and a baby girl.

She heard the baby crying on the second floor and she ran through the flames to get to her, using her jacket to turn the burning doorknob before rescuing the child.

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But, according to Mayor de Blasio at a 2014 dinner at Gracie Mansion that was celebrating Ramadan Iftar, "Officer Elsokary was a hero long before that remarkable day."

Elsokary is a decorated officer who joined the force just after 9/11 in order to "show people that the terrible acts of that day contradicted the teachings of Islam," the mayor stated.

"As both a Muslim and a native New Yorker, she knew she needed to get involved," de Blasio said.

Officer Elsokary received a medal for her bravery the day of the fire.

Police have stated that between Nov.8 and Nov. 27 there were 34 incidents of racial harassment reported, up from 13 during the same time last year.

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