The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Liberty News Now
A Muslim refugee living in Burlington, Vermont, has pleaded not guilty to a horrific crime: attacking a 73-year-old Meals on Wheels volunteer with a machete.
Abukar Ibrahim, 32, is a native of Somalia. He appeared in court while his lawyer entered a not-guilty plea on his behalf, since Ibrahim does not speak English. Ibrahim has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, two counts of unlawful mischief, and violating conditions of release.
Police arrived at the Harbor Place Motel in Burlington after receiving reports that Ibrahim was breaking car windows. At the time, the Harbor Place Motel was being used as an emergency shelter for the homeless, to escape the cold snap that engulfed much of the East Coast. The Meals on Wheels volunteer was at the motel delivering food to the homeless at the time of the attack.
Police quickly found the volunteer, who had suffered severe injuries to herpost was originally published on this site