A family said they were attacked by an unknown Muslim woman wearing a full burqa simply because they were flying an American flag for Memorial Day in Lawrenceville, GA.
Amina Ahra, 30, was arrested on two counts of simple battery.
The attacker told police she is “from Africa,” but gave them no other information about her identity.
Fox 5 reports:
“A lady walked out of our woods in a full Burka, full 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.
“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.”
Some neighbors in the area said they were upset that the Muslim woman was only charged with simple battery and not a hate crime.
The U.S. State Department, working with the United Nations, has sent 4,054 Somali refugees to the state of Georgia since 2002, according to the State Department’s online refugee database.
We are a nation of immigrants, but what has happened? They used to come via Ellis Island, excited to be Americans! They used to smile as they looked up at Lady Liberty, ready to be a part of us! They respected the American Flag!
Now they come in wanting to destroy us and that American Flag!
It is obvious that when someone attacks the American Flag, that they have come to wage war against us!
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
But bring ones who want to love to be here, not hate what we stand for! Not ones who want to attack our American Flag!