I normally don’t do this. But, for the past few days this story has been reported as a possible hate crime because it deals with a woman wearing Muslim garb getting stabbed to death by a stranger walking with her husband. But, the details of what happened sound extremely suspicious.
According to published reports Nazma Khanam was carrying a bag of groceries with her husband. But, her husband who has asthma, wasn’t able to keep up with his wife’s pace and she was walking ahead of him for half a block or more.
Let’s stop right here!
What kind of a wife would walk ahead so far of her husband who is sick with asthma? He could have died from that condition right on the street, and she kept on walking? I don’t think a loving wife would do that. So I don’t believe this detail of the story. It doesn’t pass the smell test.
Allegedly somebody comes out of nowhere and stabs Nazma Khanam. She lets out a “blood curdling scream”. So now her asthma-stricken husband allegedly sprinted to where she was and finds her stabbed with a knife. Upon which she says, “Somebody killed me!”
Who would say that after being stabbed?
I find that very unbelievable for somebody to say such a thing in that circumstance. I would think somebody would more likely say, “Oh my God, somebody stabbed me!” or “Oh My God, HELP HELP” Sorry, I don’t believe she said that.
In radio reports I heard over and over that neighbors say they believe it was a hate crime and some blamed Donald Trump.