LEWV HARRISON, TX–(Marketwired – Oct 15, 2019) – In the early morning hours of Monday, October 14, 2019, a man and woman walking in the middle of the street in downtown Houston witnessed a young woman sitting on a bench, wearing a kippah and a headscarf, and walking away.
The man, a Muslim convert, was upset by what he saw, so he stopped to watch and observe.
Then he approached the woman, asked her what she was doing and when she replied that she was eating a kashrut meal, he began to scream, “You’re an infidel!
You’re an unbeliever!”
The man yelled, “What are you doing?!”
Then he shouted, “Get out of my country!”
When the woman replied that yes, she was Muslim, he told her to get out of his country and she did.
The incident was captured on a police dashcam and uploaded to Facebook by the woman.
“It’s the first time I’ve ever seen someone yelling this to someone, so it was really strange,” said the woman as she described the incident to her husband, who had just finished work.
“I was just trying to calm him down.
I don’t know how many times I saw him, but he’s not the type of person that should yell at someone.”
The incident quickly spread across the internet and led to a backlash on social media.
A few hours later, the woman filed a complaint with the city of Houston.
The woman told The Jerusalem Times that she and her husband were shocked to see the video and they decided to file the police report.
The police told The Times that they were not investigating the incident.
The case has been shared on Facebook by a Muslim woman who posted a photo of herself with the woman who yelled at her and wrote, “I am sickened by this.
It is against all Islamic teachings.
I have witnessed it and it was a terrible act of terror.”
She also commented that the woman’s actions had made her feel “violated.”
But many Muslims have been quick to condemn the woman and defend her right to wear the kashrus.
“This kind of thing happens everywhere, but it happens to the most radical Muslims,” one Muslim blogger wrote.
“What is more disgusting is that these are not only Muslims, but they’re actually Muslims who want to take a life.
This is a shame because I’m glad this woman didn’t get killed, but I’m also glad she didn’t end up in the hospital.”
One person who is in a position to help Muslims in need said, “This is an extremely serious issue and Muslims need to speak up, not to protect the wrongdoers.”
One of the women who filed the complaint on Facebook has also been receiving hate mail and has received death threats.
“If it was an actual Muslim, this woman wouldn’t be walking around like this,” said one of the victims.
“They don’t have any right to say this.
And they shouldn’t be allowed to.”
On Monday, the Houston Police Department posted on its Facebook page that the department is looking into the matter.
The Houston Police and Fire Department have also been working with the Houston City Council to investigate the incident, the Post reported.