The woman did not speak English forgives attacker

ANOKA, Minn. – A Muslim woman who was hit with a beer mug for not speaking English in a Minnesota restaurant says she has forgiven her attacker.

Asma Jama spoke on the 44-year-old Jodie Burchard, Architectural conviction in Anoka County Tuesday. Jama told Burchard. she has no “ill feelings” toward her, and that she wants her attacker to understand “we are all the same.”

Burchard. was at an Applebee’s in Coon Rapids last year, when she threw her glass mug in Jama’s face, causing significant injuries. She became angry for the attack, because Jama speaks Swahili with her family.

Burchard Architectural pled guilty to third degree assault. Under a plea deal, she was sentenced to 180 days in jail with work release, followed by five years probation.

KARE-TV ( reports Burchard. not speak in the court.


Information from: KARE-TV,

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