Do you believe her?
Do her statements indicate veracity?
What we know: When someone is close to being killed by a car, the event is frightening and 'bodily close'. The language should reflect this.
The emotions should come in the 'after' portion of the
account, as it takes time to process them. The event should be affirmed by:
The Pronoun "I" as this is very personal, up close and singular;
Past Tense verbs, as it already happened when the statement is made.
CINCINNATI —A Muslim woman is speaking out after she says she was called a terrorist and almost run over by an angry man in Clifton Monday night.
Haneen Jasim, 22, said after a night of studying at the Starbucks on University Square, as she crossed the street, a man started honking, cursing and calling her a terrorist.
The University of Cincinnati pre-med student was wearing her hijab.
“Very upsetting, very scary. I'm very, very nervous for me, my friends, my family, I'm terrified to cross the street now."
Please note that it began without a pronoun. Statistically, this will reduce reliability.
Note "very" is used first once, and then twice.
"very very nervous"
Please note that she has claimed to have almost been run over by a car and she is not "very nervous" for:
Then, she is "terrified" to cross the street.
But worse, Jasim said the man drove toward her and didn’t stop. She said three people walking in front of her grabbed her onto the sidewalk before the car could hurt her.
Please note the research of Mark McClish suggests that "3 is the liar's number" meaning that if a person is going to make up a number between 2 and 9, 3 shows up the most frequently in deceptive accounts. It is not conclusive, but just something to consider in the overall analysis.
There should now be three eye witnesses who will come forward as they were all personally involved.
“Within an instant he tried to run over me. If it wasn't for the three people in front of me, grabbing me onto the sidewalk, I would have been dead right there,” said Jasim.
Note the time, "within an instant" and note that the three here are "people", non-gender specific.
The man drove off, and Jasim said she didn't catch a license plate, While shaken and terrified, she wasn't sure what police could do.
Jasim reported the incident to the Council on American Islamic Relations, also known as CAIR.
There is no quote here, but the implication is "so, since, therefore, because" : She did not know what police would do so, instead, she called CAIR.
CAIR has links to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Do you believe her account?