Pennsylvania police are looking for the woman in a viral video telling a Muslim mother to “go back” to where she came from.
The video, which was posted on Facebook, shows a woman giving Zafirah Moore, who was a Muslim, the middle finger and spewing profanity.
The altercation, which occurred at Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, on Monday, Aug. 5, initiated when Moore’s family observed a woman using profane language while arguing with another woman as the two were waiting in line for a ride, according to NBC10.
Her cousin, Phylicia Smith Alexander, said Moore asked the woman to watch her language due to children being around. The woman then told Moore, who is a Muslim and was in garb, to “go back to where you came from,” according to Alexander.
As the argument continued, Moore took out her phone and began recording. The woman then swipes at the phone in Moore’s hand.
“Don’t take no pictures of me,” the woman screams repeatedly as children around her cry.
As told by Alexander, she was flabbergasted not only by the woman but also by the Sesame Place staff members “who took no regard as to how we felt or were treated by this woman nor did they ask if we wanted to file a report against her.”
She added they treated her and Moore “like we were the aggressors when in fact we were the victims.”
Responding to the incident, a representative of Sesame Place told NBC10 that staff removed the woman from the park and permanently banned her.
“Creating safe and inclusive experiences for all guests—especially children and their parents—is our top priority,” the representative wrote. “The Sesame Place family deeply regrets that any park guest would have this kind of experience in our park. It runs counter to everything we stand for.”
The woman has been unidentified and the investigation is ongoing.