New York: Muslim denied visa until @SenSchumer intervened is arrested for sexual abuse of a child

On Feb. 25, Schumer celebrated Hussain’s “rock star” welcome in a Facebook post…

Source: Indian snowshoer charged with sexual abuse | News, Sports, Jobs – Adirondack Daily Enterprise

SARANAC LAKE — Village police Wednesday arrested a snowshoe racer from India, whom the community wholeheartedly welcomed for this past weekend’s World Snowshoe Championships, after a local girl accused him of sexually abusing her.

Tanveer Hussain, 24, of Kashmir, India, stands charged with first-degree sexual abuse, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. First-degree sexual abuse, according to New York law, means the perpetrator “subjects another person to sexual contact” without consent, in this case because the alleged victim is under age 13 and legally too young to give consent.

Police Sgt. Casey Reardon said the girl and her parents reported the alleged abuse to police. It allegedly took place around 5 p.m. Monday at a location on Park Avenue in the town of St. Armand portion of the village, but Reardon didn’t give more specifics. He did not give the girl’s exact age or identity.

After the complaint, Reardon said police located Hussain around noon today while he was walking down Bloomingdale Avenue.

“We approached with him, and he came with us willingly and has been cooperative since,” Reardon said.

Abid Khan, the other snowshoer who came here from Kashmir for the world championships, says Hussain told him he is innocent.

Reardon, asked about Khan’s account, said police have enough evidence for probable cause.

“We’re confident in our investigation and the results of it,” he said. “There were other witnesses. Social media was involved. There’s evidence that supports the charges.”

Hussain and Khan were celebrities here at this weekend’s snowshoe events due to the effort it took to get them here. Three weeks ago, the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi denied their visa applications, reportedly thinking they might not return home due to a lack of “strong ties” to their home country. Village Mayor Clyde Rabideau, who had met them at last year’s championships in Italy and invited them to come here, reached out for help from New York’s U.S. senators, Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. Seventh-graders from Saranac Lake Middle School wrote letters to the senators on the Indians’ behalf. As their plight drew media attention here and in their home country, the senators contacted the embassy, which let the men resubmit their visa applications — and approved them.

The visa denial happened around the same time President Donald Trump issued an order barring travel into the U.S. from seven countries. India was not one of them, but many local people associated the two developments and went out of their way to welcome these Muslim foreigners.

Saranac Lakers have poured out their hearts to these men since they arrived Thursday. Porcupine owner Fred Mazzeo offered them lodging free of charge and picked them up from the airport in Burlington, Vermont. Some restaurants offered them free meals. Rabideau started a crowdfunding campaign that raised more than $1,600 in seven days to cover some of their travel expenses. Hussain and Khan spoke to the middle schoolers Friday and showed them videos of Kashmir and its winter recreation. The pair got some of the biggest cheers of the night at Friday’s opening ceremonies.

Mazzeo, reached by phone at his inn early Wednesday evening, said he had been in Plattsburgh all day and knew nothing of the arrest.

“I’m shocked,” he said. “They couldn’t be nicer.”

Told of the nature of the charges, he expressed even greater shock.

Swinyer decided not to accept a plea because he wasn’t sure if Hussain fully understood the charges against him. He remanded him to the Essex County Jail in Lewis in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond, less than the $10,000 cash and $20,000 recommended by the county district attorney’s office. A preliminary hearing on his case is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday.

(Editor’s note: We have turned off comments on this story due to the uncivil nature of what people posted. Comments are still allowed on the Enterprise Facebook page.)

Editors around the world were quick to point out the snowshoe athlete’s who were denied a visa were Muslim, but now they are just Indians. The IJR followed up on this and provides screenshots from the BBC as just one example (BBC Was Quick to Say ‘Kashmiri Muslim’ When Denied Visa, But After Reports of a Heinous Crime… Not So Much).

Source: Indian Muslim athlete Tanveer Hussain denied US visa

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Tanveer Hussain, a snowshoe athlete from Kashmir, has been denied a U.S. visa because of the country’s “current policy,” his coach said.

Hussain, 24, was scheduled to compete in this year’s world snowshoe championship, which is being hosted in New York.

His teammate, Abid Khan, also had his visa denied. Both athletes are Muslims.

Update: The Washington Post has updated their fake news report – “An earlier headline on this article incorrectly linked the denial of a U.S. visa for Tanveer Hussain to President Trump’s travel ban.” – on the sexual assault: Indian athlete who got high-level help for U.S. visa now accused of sexual assault

Mir had said that the visa would not have been issued without the “personal efforts” of Schumer and New York’s other Democratic senator, Kirsten Gillibrand. On Feb. 25, Schumer celebrated Hussain’s “rock star” welcome in a Facebook post, saying that the United States is “Still a country that welcome athletes from across the globe to compete in our stadiums, our snow-covered fields and everywhere in between.”

A spokesman for Schumer said the senator had helped with the visa process at the request of Saranac Lake and described the charges against Hussain as “extremely troubling.”

Gillibrand did not respond to a request for comment.


13 thoughts on “New York: Muslim denied visa until @SenSchumer intervened is arrested for sexual abuse of a child

  1. When the Reality of people who are part of a different Society such as Islam go to a Western type country, these sad events will be repeated over and over again until enough people see the reality and get sick and tired of being mistreated by people who were welcomed. It has been going on for over 1400 years with Islam. You can see the troubles its followers are causing in every Western country they are in as well as in Muslim Countries.

  2. Very disappointed to read about this incident!

    Hopefully folks out there in the US are aware that majority Indians are NOT MUSLIM and that India is not a Muslim country!

    Majority of Indian Non Muslims are upset and disappointed with Muslims who live and barf in India but abuse India and its Non Muslims and instead sing glories and praises of Islamabad, Tehran,Karbala, Qom, Mecca, Medina etc etc! Muslims are troublemakers here in India!

    Tanveer Hussain must be tried as per the court of law and awarded maximum sentence, also he should be blacklisted, not allowed entry into the United States / declared Persona non grata!


    • Kameng, You are so correct. Way too Many people do not know the history with India basically creating Pakistan as a place for all of the people following Islam there to go to because of all of the problems they were causing. I have worked with many people from India and they have all been very warm and generous.

      • Thank you so much for your kindness and understanding!

        Non Muslim communities in India too feel the same about the United States and the American people who have been very friendly towards India and its people despite stray misunderstandings.

        To keep it short, we Non Muslims are fed up with the Muslims, Pakistan and anything that is associated with the so called “Religion of Peace!”, Muslims out here are still stuck in some Medieval time wrap!


        • No worries. Sad that people don’t see what is really going on. You would have thought that after over 1400 years of the same aggression and the killing of 270,000,000 people would make people realize there is a problem with Islam as it dictates that they should keep the 7th Century ways in their teachings. Islam was Peaceful for the first 12 years or so in Medina 610-ish until they broke the Treaty of Hudaybiyya, attacked Khaibar and then conquered Mecca in 629-ish. Since then it has been blatant aggression and conquest until people resist and fight back.

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  7. Cost of fixing pedophile behavior, less than a dollar, its a sickness that is never cured, history has a proven record on that.

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