Woman who sent package to Sen. Ball explains intentions
The Georgia woman who sent a Curious George doll adorned with the Star of David, a vial of oil and a racially charged letter to the Albany office of state Sen. Greg Ball (R-Carmel) spoke to News 12 about the true intentions of her sending the package.
Jameela Barnette, of Georgia, who calls herself "a messenger of Allah," says that she never threatened Ball, adding that someone needs to harm him, but it won't be her. Barnette says that her actions were her way of protesting the anti-terrorism hearing that Ball held last week in Manhattan, a hearing that Barnette says unfairly targeted Muslims.
"Where's the evidence that Muslims did anything?" Barnette asked. "This is my country and I should not feel threatened because I am a Muslim, and that's what [Ball] is trying to do."
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