FARIBAULT, Minn.- Abdinzak Ahmed Farah allegedly threatened people in downtown Faribault with a knife on July 24.
According to the Faribault Daily News, Farah was reported by witnesses to be eating raw beef with the knife. Later Farah would start asking people if they wanted to play a game. Although Farah was asked to leave, he would later return to the area and start threatening people with that same knife. Eventually, Farah even proceeded to chase people with the knife and threw it at bystanders.
Eventually, Farah was confronted by a witness on the street who called the police. Farah threatened to kill the witness, saying, “I will kill whoever calls the police.” The witness then restrained Farah, reports the Faribault Daily News.
Farah was charged with two counts of second-degree assault and threatening violence, all of which are felonies, and fourth-degree damage to property, the Faribault Daily News reported…
…Knives and swords play a prominent role within Islamic ideology. Some of the verses within the Quran that seem to advocate violence are called the “sword verses,” and within traditionalist Islamic societies, such as Saudi Arabia, the sword is often used as an instrument of execution…