FARGO — A white woman from Mapleton, N.D., was recorded Tuesday, July 25, threatening a group of three Muslim women in the Walmart parking lot on 13th Avenue South, telling them to "go home" and that she would kill them.
"We're gonna kill all of ya. We're gonna kill every one of ya," the woman is heard saying in the video as she leans into the passenger window to confront 21-year-old Sarah Hassan, who was recording.
"I wanted everyone to see what happens to us every day," Hassan said. "I was so scared."
She was in the car with her sister, Leyla Hassan, 20, and their friend, 23-year-old Rowda Soyan. All three women live in Fargo and are originally from Somalia. They were shopping at Walmart Tuesday afternoon before going to the movie theater when they parked next to the woman.
Amber Elizabeth Hensley, whose Facebook profile said she lives in Mapleton, commented on Facebook about the video, identifying herself and apologizing to the women.
"It was not a Christian like thing to do AT ALL and wish I could take it back, but I lost my cool and I can't. I am terribly sorry," Hensley wrote in her post. "I just wish that the whole video could be shown. And the things that were stated before she starts taping. She had parked way too close to my car and I couldn't get in, when I asked her to move she refused, I asked her again and she swore at me calling me a fat b-tch."
"But there are absolutely no excuses. I am in tears with regret and will take any form of punishment deemed fit."
Sarah Hassan said she started recording when she realized they needed evidence of the woman's "unacceptable" behavior. They called police around 5:30 p.m. and showed officers the video and the woman's license plate number as they filed a report.
Officers did not return phone calls Tuesday evening.
The women shared their concerns and the video with Hukun Dabar, executive director of Afro American Development Association, a Moorhead nonprofit. Dabar then shared the video on Facebook
Within two hours of posting the video Tuesday night, it was shared more than 530 times.