Ever thought you might arrive stuck in an unfortunate situation for talking in vernacular, take off alone Swahili?
“I live in America. I can speak English but we prefer to speak our own language. If it bothers you I’m sorry,” Jama replied to the fellow woman.
Paul Sommer of the local sheriff’s office confirmed the incident, saying; “Staff at the restaurant tried to intervene, tried to get them to move and get out of the way, but the suspect in the case finished her assault by taking a large beer mug and striking the victim across the face.”
Since then, Jama has been under treatment and hence was stitched 17 times with a “go fund me” account opened in her name by friends.
“…never had anyone even looked at me weird for not speaking English and wearing a hijab. I’ve seen hate crimes on TV, but for it to happen to me – I’m really a different person, I don’t like it,” Jama shared this publicly.