Wednesday, September 19, 2007

And now for something you'll either violently agree or disagree with...

Feel free to have either reaction.

I got this from my dad in an email. I personally have to say "Right on!" Of course, whether or not it really happened is anybody's guess.

An incident occurred in a supermarket recently, when the following was witnessed:

A Muslim woman dressed in a Burkha (A black gown & face mask) was standing with her shopping in a queue at the checkout.

When it was her turn to be served, and as she reached the cashier, she made a loud remark about the English Flag lapel pin, which the female cashier was wearing on her blouse.

The cashier reached up and touched the pin and said, "Yes, I always wear it proudly. My son serves abroad with the forces and I wear it for him".

The Muslim woman then asked the cashier when she was going to stop bombing and killing her countrymen, explaining that she was Iraqi.

At that point, a Gentleman standing in the queue stepped forward, and interrupted with a calm and gentle voice, and said to the Iraqi woman: "Excuse me, but hundreds of thousands of men and women, just like this ladies son have fought and sacrificed their lives so that people just like YOU can stand here, in England , which is MY country and allow you to blatantly accuse an innocent check-out cashier of bombing YOUR countrymen".

"It is my belief that if you were allowed to be as outspoken as that in Iraq, which you claim to be YOUR country, then we wouldn't need to be fighting there today".

"However - now that you have learned how to speak out and criticise the English people who have afforded you the protection of MY country, I will gladly pay the cost of a ticket to help you pay your way back to Iraq ".

"When you get there, and if you manage to survive for being as outspoken as what you are here in England, then you should be able to help straighten out the mess which YOUR Iraqi countrymen have got you into in the first place, which appears to be the reason that you have come to MY country to avoid."

Apparently the queue cheered and applauded.

IF YOU AGREE... Pass this on to all of your proud English friends..


e said...

I'm all for freedom of speech (within reason) so yay for England for being the kind of country where someone can wear a burka freely, and say whatever she wants. And yay for the guy in line for using his right to freedom of speech to tell her that she's a prat and that she's free to go home and be an activist there.

If you're comfortable expressing your opinion (idiotic though it may be), then don't be surprised if people call you an idiot. Out loud.

And it's not that she has to agree with the country's policies, but petitioning your government is how you go about making changes, not insulting the mother of a soldier. I think respect is the key. I could go on, but you get the jist.

Chester The Bear said...
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Chester The Bear said...

110%. Sometimes, I want to tie these people in a room and shout this at them...

"You come to our country because yours was so crap, then you criticise us for trying to give your country the gift of freedom that made ours so desirable for you in the first place.

"And then you stand there demanding rights that, if granted, will turn our country into the very s%!t hole your forebears worked so hard to make yours."

Or words to that effect.

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