An 18-year-old Muslim woman just recanted her claim that she was attacked by supporters of Donald Trump.

Her claim was that she was harassed by the “supporters” in a New York subway car earlier this month.

Sources confirm the story was fabricated, and that the teenager wanted attention from home.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reports:

Sources tell the website that Yasmin Seweid, a student at Baruch College, said that she made up the story because she was having problems at home and wanted attention. Seweid will also be charged with filing a false police report, according to DNA Info.

Her claim was that she was harassed by “three drunk white men” who called her racial slurs and accused her of being a terrorist.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reports:

Seweid claimed that on Dec. 1 she was harassed by three drunk white men who called her a “terrorist” and told her to “get the hell out of the country.” One of the men attempted to remove Seweid’s hijab, she claimed. Worse, she said that other passengers did not come to her aid.

Investigators looked into the events claimed by Seweid, but found no evidence to back her claims.

Yasmin Seweid admitted to the hoax on Tuesday, and the news organizations are working to recant their reporting due to the false aspects of her story.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reports:

But little evidence of the incident had surfaced over the past couple of weeks. Investigators could find no witnesses to corroborate Seweid’s claims, and there were no video recordings of the alleged harassment. Red flags were raised last week after Seweid disappeared without notice for two days. She was found at a friend’s house.

According to DNA Info, Seweid admitted to the hoax on Tuesday.

Yasmin Seweid posted her “story” on her Facebook page, where she ranted about supposed white supremacy and racism against Muslims in America.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reports:

“No matter how ‘cultured’ or ‘Americanized’ I am, these people don’t see me as an American,” Seweid wrote on Facebook about the alleged incident.

Liberally-biased news and social media organizations ran Seweid’s story as fact, using it as fuel to claim it was just another example of racism in America.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reports:

Numerous news outlets — including Buzzfeed and local TV stations — ran the story as fact, citing the incident as an example of the alleged increase in anti-Muslim bias that has gripped the nation in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential win.

Charges will be filed against Seweid for fabricating the tale and wasting officials’ time investigating a false claim. Her family recently admitted to the lie, as well.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reports:

A source explained that, given the amount of time detectives spent chasing the phony story, and how politically charged the allegation was, the police and prosecutors felt compelled to charge her, particularly since they said they had given her numerous opportunities to come clean earlier in the process. She repeatedly refused to tell the truth for weeks, they added.

False cries of racism have been arising from Muslim groups and other minorities in the wake of the election and Trump’s promise to reform immigration policies.

 The Daily Caller News Foundation reports:

Seweid’s hoax is not the first to emerge in the wake of Trump’s win. Several alleged anti-Muslim, anti-gay and anti-black incidents have been found to have been fabricated.

Last month, an 18-year-old student at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette was charged with filing a false report after she told police that a group of men wearing Donald Trump hats harassed her and stole her hijab.

What are your thoughts? Should Seweid be prosecuted further for her lies, other than charges for filing a false police report? Do you feel that people like Seweid who lie about racist attacks are contributing to racism themselves in this country?