It’s not surprising — anymore — that a woman in Moorhead, Minn., was accosted at a grocery store by a man who objected to her wearing a hijab. The key element of WDAY’s story of the incident is this one: Bystanders did nothing.
“He was very close to me, and he was yelling very hard, very mad,” Fardoso Mohamed said.
Mohamed and her cousin, who filmed the encounter, say the incident is not unusual in the area.
“It was shock to me,” she said. “It’s like this guy, he have a lot of hate inside his heart.”
A Moorhead police spokesman said no laws were broken in the incident, according to WDAY.
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