According to an unverifiable allegation, a guy told how his soldier son went to California and met many different individuals, the majority of whom praised him for his military duty and fighting to safeguard our liberties. But one event at a grocery shop on his way back to base remained with him.
While the soldier waited in line, a lady wearing a hijab made some disparaging remarks against our nation and the flag that symbolizes it. He overheard the lady in front of him make a loud comment about the cashier’s American flag pin. The clerk responded by reaching up and touching the pin, adding, “Yes, I always wear it and probably always will.”
That didn’t sit well with the hijab-clad lady, who claimed to be of Iraqi ancestry. She responded by asking the cashier when she planned to cease bombing her nation. That statement was not overlooked or unchallenged. After hearing her statement, a guy standing behind the soldier shouted up.
“Lady, hundreds of thousands of men and women like this young man have fought and died so that YOU could stand here, in MY country, and accuse a check-out cashier of bombing YOUR countrymen,” he added, putting his arm over the soldier’s shoulders. ”It is my belief that had you been this outspoken in your own country, we wouldn’t need to be there today. But, hey, if you have now learned how to speak out so loudly and clearly, I’ll gladly buy you a ticket and pay your way back to Iraq so you can straighten out the mess in YOUR country that you are obviously here in MY country to avoid.”
Ouch! This man’s reaction was direct, but he is completely correct. Perhaps everyone else in the shop agreed, as they all began applauding as he said it. You should appreciate the American flag and all it symbolizes, whether you are a Muslim, Christian, Democrat, or Republican.
Is this tale true? There was little information to rely on for confirmation. None of the characters in the narrative had names or were otherwise distinguishable. So far as we know, no one has come forward to say, “I was that soldier,” “I was that cashier,” or “I was a customer in the store that day and saw the confrontation.”
Although the narrative is most likely an urban legend, it raises several interesting issues. The attitude of the hijab-wearing lady typifies the issue with some of those who come to our country seeking sanctuary from the difficulties they’ve caused in their native country.
This Iraqi lady wants to experience our liberty, economy, and nation. Meanwhile, she degrades our national flag. Fortunately, this lady does not represent all immigrants. But, as the guy at the shop told her at the time, if you don’t like America, we’ll happily send you back home; just let us know when you’d like to depart.