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Restraining Order Granted After Woman Throws Coffee at Muslim Man

A police report said she yelled, "God is Satan," "You are going to hell," and the "Quran is evil," among other "racist remarks."

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    Denise Slader and attorney Jerome Lipkin offer no comment after her first appearance on hate crime charges against a Muslim man. Dec. 29, 2015.

    An Alameda County Superior Court judge granted a restraining order against a woman charged with a hate crime for allegedly throwing coffee and an umbrella at Muslim men praying in a Castro Valley park.

    At a court hearing Tuesday in Hayward, Judge Jeffrey Brand ordered Denise Slader to stay 200 yards away from Rasheed Albeshari, as well as Lake Chabot Regional Park, where the Dec. 6 incident occurred.

    Albeshari recorded cellphone video of a woman — later identified as Slader — approaching him and several friends, who had been praying that Sunday afternoon. Footage shows the woman making anti-Muslim remarks, then lunging toward Albeshari and throwing what appears to be a cup of coffee. Prosecutors said she also threw an umbrella. A police report said she yelled, "God is Satan," "You are going to hell," and the "Quran is evil," among other "racist remarks."

    Slader, who is not in custody, appeared in court Tuesday, but did not speak to reporters and did not enter a plea. Neither did her defense attorney, Jerry Lipkin.

    #Islamophobia After praying, this lady approached us and started yelling at us that we're brainwashed for believing in...

    Posted by Rasheed Albeshari on Monday, 7 December 2015

    The district attorney charged Slader with two misdemeanors — hate crime and battery — on Dec. 17. The next day, her former employer, the California Department of Corrections, placed her on leave.

    Slader's arraignment and bond hearing was rescheduled for Jan. 7. She told NBC Bay Area in an earlier interview that she stands by her feelings: She believes Islam and Allah are evil, and that she is a big supporter of Donald Trump.

    Contact Lisa Fernandez at lisa.fernandez@nbcuni.com or 408-432-4758. Follow on Twitter at @ljfernandez