WHOLESOME: Muslim Woman Describes How Police Treated Her After An Accident Near Atlanta
Amid all the ‘hate’ in media, a Muslim woman has praised Alabama police and paramedics for their kindness towards her after a car accident.
Zanub Rizvi, a Muslim woman who lives about an hour outside of Atlanta, thought she’d share “something nice” on Facebook about Gwinnett County police and paramedics.
This is what she wrote:
“Today I got rear-ended while trying to make a left turn.
We live an hour outside of Atlanta, Georgia.
All the cops and paramedics who responded were white males.
Me, my daughter, and my mother-in-law were on our way to a religious gathering.
I was in a Pakistani suit, and my mother-in-law was in full Islamic headscarf.
It’s obvious we are a Muslim family.
First cop to arrive asks if we are ok.
I tell him my mother-in-law has neck pain.
I open the car door and he sees my mother-in-law in hijab.
He says: ‘I don’t want to be disrespectful, Ma’am is it OK if I check your neck? (Turning to me) I don’t want to be disrespectful.’
He was so worried he might offend us.
I translate for my mother-in-law and she lifts her scarf so that the cop can check her neck.
The paramedics that arrived several minutes later were equally gentle.
I was pleasantly surprised with the cultural sensitivity and courtesy shown by everyone.
Just thought that with all the hate being spread in the news, I’d share something nice.”