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Minnesota woman smashes Muslim in face with beer mug for speaking Swahili at Applebee’s

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A Minnesota woman is accused of attacking a Muslim woman who was speaking Swahili at an Applebee’s restaurant.

Jodie Marie Burchard-Risch was eating on Oct. 30 with her husband when she became enraged by the woman speaking a foreign language in a nearby booth, reported KARE-TV.

The 43-year-old Burchard-Risch yelled at the woman and threw a drink at her, and she brushed off managers’ attempts to calm her down.

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“I was sitting turned around like this and all of a sudden I feel something thrown on my face — boom,” said the victim, Asma Jama. “My cousin started screaming and everyone wanted to run away.”

Jama told her assailant that she had a free speech right to converse with her family in Swahili.

Then Burchard-Risch “smashed” her beer mug across the woman’s face in a “roundhouse punch” motion before running away, police said.

One of the restaurant managers followed Burchard-Risch outside the restaurant in Coon Rapids until police arrived and arrested her.

Jama suffered deep cuts across her nose, eyebrow and lower lip.

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“Emotionally that has destroyed me,” Jama said. “I’ve lived in Minnesota for 15 years, never had anyone even look at me weird for not speaking English and wearing a Hijab. I’ve seen hate crimes on TV, but for it to happen to me — I’m really a different person, I don’t like it.”

Burchard-Risch was charged with third-degree assault.

Watch this interview with Jama posted online by KMSP-TV:

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Georgia mayor being recalled for racism resigns from office: report

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Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly resigned in a special city council meeting held on Saturday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Saturday.

"The resignation came just days after Councilman Jim Cleveland resigned saying he‘d rather leave office on his own terms than face voters in a recall election next month," the newspaper reported. "Both resignations follow an AJC investigation launched seven months ago into claims that an African American candidate for city administrator was sidetracked by Mayor Theresa Kenerly because of his race."

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Nine 2020 Democrats unite to demand DNC Chair Tom Perez scrap debate rules: report

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The Democratic National Committee is facing a revolt for the party's 2020 presidential candidates for its restrictive debate rules.

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‘You can say Merry Christmas again’: Lara and Eric Trump declare victory in the War on Christmas

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Pirro told the two they had "done wonderful things for the country" and said Trump had ended political correctness and people could say "Merry Christmas."

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"It's incredible," Eric Trump said. "It is nice to say Merry Christmas again."

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