Muslim Family Escorted Out of Arkansas Shopping Mall

A Muslim man is threatening to move his family out of Fort Smith, AR after a series of events that took place on Saturday at Central Mall, according to FOX4KC.

Alan and Daphne Crawford said they, along with their young son, went to the mall to shop, dressed in a thobe and hijab Saturday and that is when things went awry.

Mall-goers became concerned with the Crawfords when they were saw them taking video of people at the mall and videoing the entrances and exits.

Mall security stopped Alan from taking video, citing mall rules that prohibit videoing inside the mall, which he claims he did not know. While the Crawfords were being questioned, Alan said bystanders began snapping photos of them. The pictures were then shared on social media and some implied the Crawfords were possible terrorists.

Alan reasoned he was safe, telling reporters that he would “probably destroy” a bacon cheeseburger or some fries with bacon on it, which he said ISIS would “happily kill” him for. He also claimed his family was at Central Mall to hand out cards for a local charity and to shop for Sperry’s and some Armani glasses from LensCrafters.

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