My boogeyman is better than yours........... 'Born-again' Christian government worker charged with a hate crime after she was caught on camera throwing coffee and ranting at Muslims praying in a park Prosecutors have charged a San Francisco Bay Area woman with a hate crime after she was caught on video making anti-Islamic slurs and then throwing coffee and an umbrella at a group of Muslim men who had been praying at a park. KNTV reports Thursday that the Alameda County District Attorney has charged Denise Slader, an employee with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, with misdemeanor battery and violating a man's civil rights, a hate crime. Slader was not immediately available for comment on Thursday. But earlier she told the station she was surrounded by eight Muslims and hit one of the men, because it was 'instinctual.' 'Their religion is dangerous, very dangerous, this "Muslim thing,"' she told the station. A park ranger tried to diffuse the situation. The CDRC is also investigating. California Department of Corrections worker Denise Slader was caught on video harassing a group of Muslims in a Casto Valley park for praying in public At one point, a park ranger intervened, telling Slader that her comments were 'really inappropriate' At the end of the clip, Slader lunges at cameraman Rasheed Albeshari, allegedly hitting him with her umbrella and throwing coffee at him The video, recorded by 31-year-old Rasheed Albeshari, shows Denise Slader yelling at the group of Muslims, saying they have 'tortured' people and that they have been 'brainwashed'. A park ranger steps in and tries to diffuse the situation, but Slader gets riled up and lunges at Albeshari for continuing to record the exchange. Following the incident, Albeshari uploaded the video to his Facebook page, and it has since been viewed over 138,000 times. 'After praying, this lady approached us and started yelling at us that we're brainwashed for believing in Allah, "Allah is evil" she said. I started video taping her, I ,also, was hit by an umbrella before taking a shower of coffee right on my face,' Albeshari wrote on Facebook earlier this month. Albeshari says he and friends came to the park that afternoon originally to play volleyball and barbecue. He was sitting in his car when Slader approached his friends after prayer and allegedly asked them if they believe in Jesus. He says they responded that they did believe in Jesus and respected him, but nonetheless Slader started condemning their religion. It was then that Albeshari got out of his car and started recording Slader. In the video, Slader can be heard telling the group that they have 'tortured' people and have been 'brainwashed'. Rasheed Albshari, the son of Yemeni immigrants, recorded the video of the exchange 'You have nothing but hate!' she says. A park ranger is then seen coming up to the woman, telling her that her comments are 'really inappropriate'. 'It is inappropriate, you're right,' Slader responds. 'For somebody to tape record me.' Albeshari then speaks up, saying: 'This lady was talking about my god.' That's when Slader lunges at Albeshari and her hand can be seen swiping away his camera. 'You will not touch me!' Albeshari yells, before directing someone else to call the police. After the video ended, Slader went to a police station to give her business card. She also gave police her version of events, saying she believes she was the victim of the crime because Albeshari was filming her in a public space without her permission. Slader has worked for the Department of Corrections in an administrative position with the Division of Adult Parole Operations for the past 10 years. +6 Slader doubled down on her comments when she was interviewed after the incident, saying she was telling the group of Muslims that their God is 'the devil' Corrections spokesman Luis Patino had said 'all employees are afforded due process. At this time, there is no change in her status.' Patino added that the agency 'expects its employees to abide by a code of conduct that includes respecting the rights of others regardless of personal characteristics including ancestry and religion'. When interviewed by KTVU in the aftermath of the exchange, Slader doubled down on her comments. 'I'm a Christian, so I wanted to tell them about Christ and that what they're doing, what they believe in,' Slader said. 'The Allah that he was praying to right there in the park openly, is not of God, it's of the devil.' 'Free speech is no longer free,' Slader added. When the reporter responded that the men praying in the park were also entitled to First Amendment protection, Slader responded: 'And believe me...they are and they're doing it openly in the park.' One of Slader's neighbors spoke to KGO, and said Slader is 'born again Christian' and 'very religious'. However, the anonymous neighbors said that Slader had never shown malice toward anybody and the incident is surprising. Albeshari had also spoken out and said he hoped Slader faces charges for what he believes was a clear-cut hate crime. However, he added that he believes people like Slader are not representative of the American people at large. 'This is a tiny minority of Americans. It's not who we are. I know without people telling me that. I know this,' Albeshari said. Albeshari grew up in Tennessee to Yemeni immigrant parents. He lived in North Carolina before moving to California, believing it to be the 'most progressive state in the country', according to Arab American News. When not studying at City College of San Francisco, Albeshari drives for Uber and Lyft. The incident came just one week after a Muslim couple opened fire inside a Southern California office building, killing 14 and injuring 21 in a 'terrorist-inspired' attack. Since then, conservative lawmakers and Republican presidential candidates have raised concerns about letting Muslim immigrants into the country - especially the millions of refugees fleeing from the Islamic State in Syria. Republican hopeful Donald Trump received backlash from both parties this week when he proposed a ban on all Muslims travelling into the country. When interviewed earlier this month, Slader said she is a big fan of Trump.