News: Assailant Who Pulled a Gun on a Muslim Mother and Children Drops Self-Defense Claim in an Assault Case – CAIR Florida
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News: Assailant Who Pulled a Gun on a Muslim Mother and Children Drops Self-Defense Claim in an Assault Case

(SunSentinel, 3/27/2023)

 

“While [Rashwan] was driving her car forward into the parking space, Harris was screaming saying she was hitting her with her car,” wrote Harris’ lawyer, Assistant Public Defender Alejandra Uribe. “[Rashwan] continued to bump Harris with her car, at which point Harris felt her life was in danger and had no other option but to defend herself and pull out her gun.”

That’s not exactly how it happened, according to Rashwan. Her attorney, Omar Saleh, said Rashwan was in a hurry to find a parking space because her young daughter, sitting in the back seat, had to use the bathroom. When she saw Harris blocking a space, she drove to a second one. Harris ran to the second space to block that one, too, Saleh said.

“Earlisha says ‘I’m saving this for my mother,’” Saleh said. “You can’t reserve parking spots. You try that at a Costco!”

But Rashwan says she went to yet a third space, and Harris followed her again. The confrontation took place at the third space, Saleh said. “She almost broke my client’s window with her gun.”

Read the full article featuring CAIR-FL Attorney, Omar Saleh at: Woman who pulled gun on a hijabi muslim woman driver to save parking space drops self-defense claim and pleads no contest in assault case.

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