Zeinab Mohamed, Somalian owner of halal bakery SweetCakeZ in Grand Rapids, Michigan, recently received a message from a customer explaining that she had to cancel her cake order because her war veteran husband didn’t allow her to buy something from a Muslim.
According to Fox, the message read as follows:
"Hey actually were [sic] going to order our cake somewhere else my husband just found out your [sic] Muslim. And I’m not against it but he is because he was in Iraq fighting for our country against your people. He even changed his new doctor because the new one he was referred to was Muslim and he just said somethings [sic] and said he doesnt [sic] feel comfortable having you make our cake. I’m so sorry."
Ironically, Mohamed’s husband is a war veteran as well, having served three years in the U.S. Navy.
She told Fox that the customer canceled the order after she learned her last name. "My people aren't from Iraq, I am from Somalia," Mohamed said. "I just couldn't comprehend what she was saying. I was baffled. I really didn't have a response for her."
But, Mohamed did in fact have a response. She went to the local media and told them what had happened, but didn’t share the name of her former client. She seeks to “deal with the message,” otherwise “there will continue to be another person that will say the same thing.”
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