A viral “hate crime” story spread by left-wing figures Linda Sarsour and Shaun King is now unraveling.
Rahma Warsame, a Somali Muslim resident of Columbus, Ohio, claimed to be brutally beaten by a white man in a hate crime attack. Warsame reportedly said that her attacker told her, “you all will be shipped back to Africa.”
Sarsour, a self-described “civil rights activist,” spread news of the story online — using Twitter and Facebook — and set up a fundraiser for Warsame that has generated around $110,000.
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) June 4, 2017
King, an activist and writer associated with the Black Lives Matter movement, also spread the story, writing that it made him “furious.”
However, The Daily Caller reported Monday that key parts of Warsame’s story may not be correct and that the man who allegedly hit her did it to defend a friend who was being tased and brutally beaten by a mob that Warsame may have been part of herself. He also denies ever saying anything racist to her. (RELATED: Linda Sarsour Has Raised $80K For Anti-Muslim Hate Crime That Allegedly Did Not Happen)
Columbus police have now reportedly said there was no evidence to make arrests or warrant a hate crime investigation.
— Columbus Ohio Police (@ColumbusPolice) June 5, 2017
There is “no evidence at this time suggesting the incident involved any type of bias which would constitute the incident being investigated as a hate crime,” police claimed.
TheDC reached out to both Shaun King and Linda Sarsour for comment but did not receive a response by press time.