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Muslim Woman's Interaction With Police Officers Goes Viral (Photos)

| by Sean Kelly

A Muslim woman took to Facebook to share her unique experience with police officers in Georgia.

Zanub Rizvi wrote in the post that she was driving her daughter and mother-in-law to a religious event on Nov. 29 when she was rear-ended.

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“I was in a Pakistani suit, and my MIL in full Islamic headscarf,” Rizvi wrote. "It's obvious we are a Muslim family." She explained that when the first officer asked if they were all okay, she informed him that her mother-in-law had neck pain.

“I don't want to be disrespectful,” the officer said to Rizvi’s mother-in-law. “Ma'am, is it ok if I check your neck?"

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The woman agreed and lifted her scarf to show the officer her injuries.

Paramedics who arrived later, according to Rizvi, were equally as respectful.

“I was pleasantly surprised with the cultural sensitivity and courtesy shown by everyone, especially being in the Deep South,” she wrote. “Just thought that with all the hate being spread in the news, I'd share something nice.”

The post quickly went viral, garnering more than 78,000 shares.

Sources: Zanub Rizvi via Facebook, AJC / Photo credit: AJC, Facebook