A family in Lawrenceville, a suburb of Atlanta, said they were attacked by an unknown 6’2″ Muslim woman (?) wearing a full burqa simply because they were flying an American flag for Memorial Day.
FOX5Atlanta(h/t Susan K) Amina Ahra, 30, was arrested on two counts of simple battery after being accused of attacking a mother and daughter at their home, reported Fox 5 News in Atlanta. Dami Arno told police she was in the garage talking with her daughter when Ahra emerged from the woods wearing a burqa, grabbed the flag from off the mailbox and charged at them.
“A large ‘woman’ walked out of our woods in a full burka attire, stares at us for a minute, then grabs my American flag off of my mailbox and charges towards us with it, just swinging it with all her might,“ the wife and mother said. The Muslim woman was at least 6-foot-2 in stature and very strong, Arno said. “When she came charging , it was kinda like momma bear Instincts kicked in . She had to protect her children,” daughter Brittany Arno said.
Arno said when Ahra grabbed the flag; the two women began to fight. That is when Arno’s 17-year-old daughter jumped in and her 14-year-old son grabbed the family gun. Neighbors also ran to help and held Ahra down until Lawrenceville Police arrived.
Mother and daughter said Ahra never uttered a word and seemed possessed.
“I have friends who have fought and died for the red, white and blue. When she took it down, it was not disrespect, it was not a slap in the face, it was a punch to the gut,” Arno told Fox 5.
Some neighbors in the area said they were upset that the Muslim woman was only charged with simple battery and not a hate crime.