For those who still insist that there’s no such thing as Islamophobia, here’s a story that proves otherwise. A woman in Minnesota saw a Muslim couple pull up in a car in her neighborhood, decided they must be threatening and pulled a gun on them.
Majida and Adly drove just a few miles from their home in Maple Grove to the 9200 block of Woodhall Bay last Friday night to pick up their teenage son at a family friend’s home.
They were waiting in their car outside of the house, they said, when it happened.
“She said you are suspicious in this neighborhood. She told me open the window, open the window. We couldn’t do anything. I was frozen,” Majida Abumayaleh explained of the incident.
She claims, and authorities are backing her up, that 48-year-old Nancy Kay Knoble began threatening her and her husband, Adly, while they were in their car waiting for their son at around 11:00 p.m.
Majida and Adly were not armed, they were not even outside of their car but Knoble, charging documents say, was pounding on their windows demanding them to get out of the car.
But the yelling wasn’t the scariest thing Knoble was doing according to the charges against her.
“She pulled the rifle and said open the window or I’ll shoot you guys,” Adly explained.
Knoble has now been arrested and charged with assault and making terroristic threats. I guess we’ll have to add “parking while Muslim” to “driving while black.”