A woman in Fargo, ND has made amends with three Somali women she recently had a verbal confrontation with in a local Walmart parking lot, according to the city’s police department.
Amber Hensley apologized to Rowda Royan, Sarah Hassan and Leyla Hassan Thursday after they had a heated disagreement two days before, Fargo Police Chief David Todd said.
“With an openness to reconciliation, these women have come together and talked through this incident and expressed their sincere regrets, apologies and most importantly – forgiveness to each other,” Todd wrote on Facebook Thursday.
“Not everything is perfect in this resolution,” he added. “We have some ugliness in our community that needs to be addressed and worked on. Social media shows us that…”
“However, perhaps we can all take a lesson from what was an ugly unfortunate interaction and how even despite words being said that cannot be taken back, forgiveness and understanding can still be achieved.”
Some Twitter users on Friday criticized Hensley’s behavior in a video of Tuesday’s argument between her and the three Somali women that has since gone viral.
Horab & Wentz announced Wednesday that Hensley is “no longer employed” as a secretary at the public accounting firm following online outrage over her remarks the day before.
Hensley, who is from Mapleton, ND, confronted the other three women Tuesday after claiming they parked too closely to her car at a Walmart.
“We’re going to kill you,” she said in a recording of the confrontation. “We’re going to kill all of you f------ Muslims.”
“You’re a racist person, and I am not going back to my country,” Sarah Hassan, who filmed the fight, responded.
“Why are you in our country anyway?” Henley retorted. “Why are you in our country anyway?”
“Here I am making a video and I am going to show it to police,” Sarah Hassan vowed, at another point calling Hensley “fat.”
Hensley told KVVR in a Facebook message Wednesday that one of the women called her a “fat b----“ and said “f--- Jesus” before their exchange the day before was recorded.