“When something like this happens, hateness increases more,” said the Somali-American. “But it doesn’t matter what comes out of your mouth when you’re angry. We’re all sisters and brothers. It doesn’t matter if you’re Christian or Muslim.”
The outcome of a viral, hate-fueled confrontation that Hassan recorded on her phone Tuesday, July 25, of an enraged Amber Hensley in a Walmart parking lot is forgiveness in action.
Transforming the story from tirade to tolerance, Hassan and Hensley exchanged tears, regrets, hugs, apologies and personal stories Thursday, July 27.
At the request of Fargo Police Chief David Todd, the women met at the police department.
Hassan went with her younger sister, Leyla. Rowda Soyan, the third Somali-American woman at the center of the conflict caught on camera, did not attend the meeting.
“We started talking and [Hensley] was like really, really sad, and then she told us she regrets everything she said to …