North Dakota: Muslima arrested for threatening people with knife says “I’m being attacked because I am a Muslim”

Always the victim. In Hawo Ahmed’s scenario, Grand Forks police arrested her because she is a Muslim. She didn’t threaten to cut anyone with a knife, they just ran her in because of they are rogue cops seething with “Islamophobia.” This familiar claim increasingly strains credulity. Knowing how skillfully the victim card can be played, authorities are generally extra solicitous and careful in cases involving groups that will eagerly claim victim status and charge them with wrongdoing on virtually any pretext. The Grand Forks police likely only bothered with Hawo Ahmed at all because it was a case of extreme necessity.

An update on this story. “Woman accused of terrorizing says she’s being targeted due to her race and religion,” by Joshua Peguero, Valley News Live, March 7, 2019:

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Valley News Live) A day after our report that a Grand Forks woman was arrested for making a terroristic threat, she called Valley News Live claiming that she’s innocent.

In an exclusive interview that was more than 20 minutes long, Hawo Ahmed, 26, shared her side of the story in an incident that landed her in jail.

Ahmed was arrested for threatening to cut three people with a knife.

“I feel like I’m a Muslim woman who’s being attacked because I am a Muslim woman living in Grand Forks,” Ahmed said.

Court documents detailed several serious allegations against Ahmed. She not only threatened the lives of three women in November of 2018, but threatened to slash their tires and smash their car windows….

“I turned myself in because I know I didn’t commit the crime. I’m innocent and I know I can prove it,” Ahmed said.

According to the Grand Forks Police Department, one of the victims feared for her life because Ahmed is known to climb onto balconies at her apartment complex.

“I don’t climb balconies. I am not a terrorist. And I’m not a threat to this country. I love this country,” Ahmed said.

Despite her claim that she’s being targeted because of her race and religion, we obtained court documents showing a lengthy criminal history.

Her crimes are traced to Iowa, North Dakota, and Minnesota. They include third degree assault and giving a false name to a peace officer.

In 2011, Ahmed was accused of tampering with a witness in a major federal human trafficking case out of Minneapolis.

Ahmed said she was acquitted in that case.

“I’ve already been convicted in public. They already see me as the guilty Muslim terrorist that needs to be sent back to her country, that doesn’t belong here,” Ahmed said….

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