Saturday, November 26, 2016

Shoppers, clerks rush to support hijab-wearing woman accosted in Albuquerque grocery store

By Thandisizwe Chimurenga
Friday Nov 25, 2016 · 3:48 PM EST

An unidentified Muslim woman was accosted on Wednesday at a Smith’s grocery store in Albuquerque. The woman was in the checkout line when another unidentified woman, wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses, began shouting at her to leave the country and that she was a terrorist. That’s when employees of the store and some shoppers came to the Muslim woman’s defense.

One employee placed himself in the screaming woman’s path blocking her; a shopper embraced the woman. Local station KRQE reported on the story. You can view the video of their broadcast below. The screaming idiot was escorted out of the store where she stood in the parking lot, waiting on the shopper she harassed to come outside. Employees of Smith’s escorted her to her car, loading her groceries for her. Police were called to the scene, but by the time they arrived the screamer had left the premises.

The Muslim woman returned to the store later in the day to thank the employees for their actions.

Incidents such as this have been steadily increasing since the (s)election of Donald Trump as president—more than 700 at last count. The actions of the staff of Smith’s should not only be applauded, but emulated. There is hope after all.

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