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Video shows a woman telling 3 Muslims: 'We’re going to kill all of you'

She also responded to the reaction on Facebook.

A video of a woman telling three Fargo Somalis “We’re going to kill all of you. We’re going to kill every one of you f------ Muslims" is being investigated by police.

The clips were taken in a Fargo Walmart parking lot Tuesday afternoon, and have been shared across social media as an edited-together video. Here's an example (and note that there's swearing).

Sisters Sarah and Laleyla Hassan, plus their friend Rowda Soyan, were behind the camera, KVRR reports. All three are in their early 20s, and are originally from Somalia, according to The Forum.

"I wanted everyone to see what happens to us every day," Sarah Hassan told the paper.

The woman apologizes, but says they instigated it

The woman in the video has been identified as Amber Hensley of Mapleton, North Dakota. She reached out to Valley News Live and wrote about the incident on Facebook – one user caught a screengrab.

Hensley in the post said the women's vehicle was parked too close to her car and she couldn't get in. Before the video starts, one of the women called her a "fat b----" when she asked them to move, and said "f--- Jesus" when Hensley told the women she was Christian, Hensley explained.

But she said there are "absolutely no excuses" for her remarks, adding she lost her cool.

"It was not a Christian like thing to do AT ALL and wish I could take it back ... I am in tears with regret and will take any form of punishment deemed fit," she wrote.

What police are doing with the case

Fargo Deputy Chief Joe Anderson told GoMN the women did file a report with police, and Hensley was not at the scene along 13th Avenue South when an officer arrived to speak to them.

The case is currently open and in the early stages.

It will get sent to an investigations unit from here, with additional follow-up work possible. And once they've completed the investigation, police will determine whether there's enough evidence to send it to the North Dakota State's Attorney for possible charges

If that doesn't happen, the case would be made inactive.

The investigative process will likely take 5-10 days, Anderson said, noting the video is edited and they'll get as much information as possible before making a decision.

Muslims in the Fargo area

Hukun Dabar, a Moorhead resident who serves as the executive director of the Afro American Development Association, said the video shows just the latest such incident in the community.

"This must be stopped," he wrote.

Muslims make up about 1 percent of the U.S. population, with an estimated 3.3 million people, Pew Research has found.

WDAY in 2015 reported about 2,000 Somalis had moved to the Fargo-Moorhead area in the previous decade, and earlier figures showed North Dakota had taken in the most refugees per capita of any state, with most coming from Bhutan, Iraq, Somalia and Congo.

Americans generally feel more warmly toward Muslims than just a few years ago – but Americans' perception of them as a religious group is still worse than other major religions, and even atheists, Pew Research has found.

FBI figures have shown anti-Islamic hate crimes have tracked upward in recent years.

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