The mother of a Muslim girl who has become the subject of a violent death threat says she was “traumatized” by the nightmare she had in the wake of the terror attack on a mosque in California.
Haji Nasser was at home on Sunday when the attack happened.
“I was in the bathroom and I heard the bang,” she said, “and I thought, ‘Oh, it’s not me.’
It’s not my fault.
I don’t deserve this.”
Haji, who has a four-year-old daughter, said she was in shock when she heard the news, even though she had never heard the name of the man who threatened her.
“I was so angry,” she told The Associated Press in a phone interview from her home in California on Tuesday.
“But the truth is I don.
I didn’t know him, I didn.
I was afraid, I was upset, I thought about everything, but I don.”
Her daughter, who asked that her name not be used for fear of retribution, was attacked while praying at a mosque near her home by a man wearing a bomb-making vest who called the mother a “terrorist.”
“I have been through a lot in my life, but this is the most dangerous and the most violent game ever,” Haji said.
The Muslim mother of two said she has never heard of such a threat before.
The incident happened as she was preparing to go to bed.
“He [the attacker] said, ‘I will kill you,'” Haji recalled.
“He [was] saying, ‘You will never be safe.
I will kill every Muslim in America,'” she said.
Hama was praying at the mosque with her four-month-old son, a child whose father had been killed in the U.S. military.
The boy and Hama’s husband were asleep in the bedroom.
The attack happened at about 11:30 a.m. local time, and the family was awakened by a “big bang” from the mosque, which is located near the town of San Diego.
The couple awoke to see Hama, her two children and the attacker in their room.
Hamas told the AP that she was awakened from her sleep by a loud “bang” and saw a man standing over her daughter, wearing a red shirt, black shorts and a black mask.
“When I looked, there was blood everywhere.
I couldn’t see my daughter,” she recalled.
“It was like someone had dropped her on the floor.”
Hama called 911, which was then dispatched to the San Diego Fire Department, who arrived on scene and treated her for minor injuries.
“They came and took my baby, took my son, and then they left,” Hama said.
“Then I woke up and they took my daughter.”
Hamas said she spoke with her daughter by phone the next morning.
“She was crying.
I told her, ‘Don’t cry, you’re in a bad place, I’m so sorry for you.'”
Hama said the police told her that the suspect is a local Muslim who lives in the area.
The suspect has been identified as a “foreign national,” and the man is now being held in custody at the county jail in Orange County.
Hajib, who said she still lives in California, said her daughter was also scared by the attack.
“She was so scared, she was scared of her father, her mother, her sisters,” she recounted.
“We’re not Muslims, but we’re Muslim.
We’re Muslim in California.”
Hajab said she had no idea the attacker had made such a big fuss.
“No one is telling us what happened,” she admitted.
“The man is being detained and he’s in jail.
The police have told us that the person is in jail, and we’re still in shock.”
The family plans to file a federal civil rights lawsuit against the county and the city of San Dieguito, the city where the mosque is located, saying the suspect should be prosecuted.
“There are people who want to kill us,” she noted.
Hami said she believes the police and the government should investigate the incident, and she is hoping for an official response.
“If they do the right thing, we will see justice for our daughter,” Hami said.