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Muslim woman was cursed and spat on in Walmart

1 November 2010 6 Comments Email This Post Email This Post

No Islamophobia here. Seems like another Spencer follower gone off the deep end.

Muslim woman says man cursed, spat at her in Walmart

OXFORD, N.C. — A 66-year-old man is facing ethnic intimidation charges after he allegedly verbally abused a female Muslim-American customer at an Oxford Walmart on Tuesday. The woman is speaking out and says she doesn’t want this to happen to anyone else.

The 31-year-old woman, who asked not to be identified for safety purposes, said she went to Walmart to buy a carton of milk. Instead, she says, James Currin Jr., 66, confronted her and asked: “Hey, are you Muslim?” When she said yes, Currin began swearing, spitting at her and told her to go back “wherever you came from,” she said.

“I was frozen with fear. I was startled. I was frightened,” she said. “He’s actually there glaring at me, just going over me from head to toe, head to toe, head to toe. It was a blood-curdling stare.”

The woman says Currin followed her as she walked to the front of the store to find her mother and notify management. Store officials called Oxford police, who arrested Currin and brought him before a Granville County magistrate.

Police did not charge Currin with any crime since officers did not witness the encounter. However, they asked the woman to file charges – a procedure often used in misdemeanor cases.

Before leaving, the woman said she had one more run-in with Currin.

“(He) began to laugh. He was laughing at us,” she said.

According to the police report, Currin denied having a confrontation with the woman. He received a criminal summons and is due to appear in court on Nov. 29. WRAL News was unable to reach him for comment.

The woman says her faith means everything to her and she hopes pressing charges sends a clear message about how she was treated.

“For someone to attack me solely on the basis of my faith, it’s very alarming,” she said.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, CAIR, is calling for additional hate crime charges to be brought against Currin.

“An American-Muslim woman should be able to go about her daily routine without fear of being assaulted because of her faith,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “We urge local prosecutors and the FBI to consider additional charges based on the apparent bias-motive of the alleged assailant.”

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  1. Fear and hate are propagated daily on Fox News. We now have delusional homegrown right wing terrorist killing other Americans as a result.
    This man should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, I hope the FBI and the Justice Department investigate this.

  2. Surely the Walmart staff would be HAPPY to release it’s security camera info to support a HATE CRIME prosecution? I suggest that if they aren’t, it might require a public summons for the footage.

  3. Walmart probably has security video that recorded it.

  4. This Euro-American male, though unevolved, thinks he is the gold standard of humankind, and every difference from him and his life experience is an inferiority. That’s stupid. But where does he get the nerve to actually assault a woman he doesn’t even know? That’s outrageous!
    I’m a Euro-American, non-Muslim woman. I just want to express my anger & sorrow about this incident & any others like it. I hope your Muslim readers will accept my good wishes, & will reach out to their neighbors & communities if they are ever threatened. I have told the local Islamic center, ‘If you ever need help, call me — I’ll be there instantly with a few dozen friends.’ Know that you are not alone.

  5. WTF? were there no security cameras or personnel on duty? Or is walmart covering for this ba$tard

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