Minnesota: Woman who handed out Qur’ans at public library stabs two library patrons

“Now the question everyone wants answered is why a woman who was not seen as a threat suddenly became violent.” Yeah, that’s a real head-scratcher. It couldn’t have anything to do with the contents of the book she was handing out, could it? The one that teaches that Muslims should slay the pagans wherever they find them (Qur’an 9:5)? Naaah. Impossible! That couldn’t possibly have anything to do with it! No need even to inquire! After all, what about the Crusades???

“Police: Woman Stabs 2 Outside Bloomington Library,” by Rachel Slavik for CBS Minnesota, June 2 (thanks to Will):

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO) — Two people were stabbed in a seemingly random attack at a Twin Cities library.After the incident Wednesday night at the Oxboro Library in Bloomington, 35-year-old Samira Abdalla Salim was arrested.

Salim was no stranger to the Oxboro Library. She had a reputation for handing out the Koran and talking religion outside the building.

“They had some issues with her harassing other patrons,” said Bloomington Police Commander Mark Stehlik….

Salim is accused of stabbing two people. The first victim was a woman who was walking into the library.

“The next thing she knew, she felt a sharp pain in the middle of her back and realized she had been stabbed,” said Stehlik.

The second was a security guard who heard the victim’s cry for help. He went to talk to Salim in the parking lot.

“Spoke to her briefly and then she actually stabbed him as well. Stabbed him in the abdomen,” said Stehlik.

Because Salim lived next door to the library, witnesses identified her right away and she was arrested in minutes.

“Nobody was worried about her committing a violent act,” said Stehlik….

Now the question everyone wants answered is why a woman who was not seen as a threat suddenly became violent.

“It’s unusual. Somebody minding their own business, walking into library, it doesn’t happen too often where they become victim of assault like this,” said Stehlik.

The victims had minor injuries. Police say they weren’t stabbed with a knife but a sharp, pointy object.


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