A 20-year-old man in Nebraska is facing assault, terrorism and hate crime charges after allegedly attacking his own sister with a crowbar because he doesn’t approve of her being a lesbian based on their family’s Muslim beliefs.
Ahmed Mohammed Tuma was arrested on Nov. 8 along with an accomplice, 20-year-old Nathan Marks, who now faces charges of aiding and abetting terroristic threats and aiding and abetting the use of a weapon to commit a felony.
Reports allege that on Thursday evening, Tuma arrived at the home of his 22-year-old sister and her fiancée with a crowbar in hand.
“At first I didn't know who it was,” said the victim. “Then I finally realized it was my brother ... he had a crowbar in his hand, he tried to hit me with it.”
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The victim and her fiancée fled as Tuma chased them with the crowbar, and the two were able to get into their car. Tuma, along with Marks, began to hit the vehicle with the crowbar and attempted to push the car into oncoming traffic, but his sister and her fiancée were able to get away.
“They were in fear for their lives,” said Officer Katie Flood. “Tuma had made some verbal threats to kill the sister.”
Tuma allegedly tried to attack his sister because she was in a lesbian relationship and it goes against their family’s Muslim beliefs. Tuma says that his sister is a disgrace to their family. He and Marks are now in police custody and face those serious charges.