“This is what Islam teaches you?”

by Steve Ray on January 12, 2010

7bb0d8694a928f2c06ee7a3e6795.jpegNot to long ago I was shopping with my wife. A Muslim woman was in front of us in line and arguing with the cashier. I knew she was Muslim because of the hijab around her head. I waited patiently. The cashier said, “The store says only one per customer.” The woman argued, “I want 21 so give them to me!” The cashier repeated, “I don’t make the rules, I just have to abide by them. The store says the sale is only one per customer.”

The Muslim woman started yelling at the clerk. She went on and on. Finally I said, “Lady, just follow the rules!” She turned on me like a viper and said, “It is none of your business.” I said, “Yes it is because I am stuck here waiting for you since you don’t want to follow the simple rules of the store.”

She said, “F**k you!” I was surprised and so was everyone else standing around. So I said loudly, “Oh, is this what Mohammed teaches you? Is this what we learn from Islam?”

She quickly bought her one item and exited the store. Now I am not inclined to confront people like this for no reason, but Americans have become so cowardly and politically correct that we fear ever saying what we think. We cower in fear that a Muslim or a rude person, or potty mouth might not like us or might yell at us.

Well, the heck with that. I gave up political correctness long ago. I despise the cowardice and stupidity of political correctness and letting wrongheaded ideas and bullies rule the world. We should not insult people, we should respect people, we should love people, but we should also be honest and live in the real world.

All it takes for evil to conquer is for a few good men and women to say and do nothing.

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Michael McGreevy January 12, 2010 at 4:01 PM

Good for you. I think us young folks have a hard time calling folks out on their crap. Somehow we have ben taught that don’t make waves. To walk away from any problems.

Mary Lou Weinberg January 12, 2010 at 8:02 PM

I think your last line says it all. I’m sure the cashier was very glad you came to her rescue and stood up to that Muslim woman. I hope that woman left not only with the one item she purchased but with a little remorse and if she ever returns to the store lets hope she acts with civility.

theresa in Alberta January 12, 2010 at 8:54 PM

THANKYOU, for sticking up for the cashier. As a mother of a college student who works in retail this happens all the time!!

Brother Ed January 13, 2010 at 5:26 PM

BRAVO!!!!

OUTSTANDING JOB!!!

I hope she goes home and thinks about what kind of testimony of her false religion she gave to the people watching. I also hope she thinks about what kind of person she is.

Monika January 13, 2010 at 11:12 PM

I never understood this socalled political correctness; I prefer honesty in a polite and respectful manner! And I really don’t care what colour, race, or status the other person has!
I believe this is how Jesus would deal with a situation, too

Christopher Lake January 15, 2010 at 1:21 AM

According the same logic, though, Steve (and I ask this as a fellow follower of Christ), would it not be right for a Muslim to verbally confront us thus– loudly, publicly, whenever we are seen in sin– “So, is THIS what your Jesus teaches you to do?”

Perhaps it *would* be right of the Muslim to do so– and hopefully, we would publicly apologize, repent of our sin, and answer with something like, “No, Jesus does not teach me to sin in this way or in any way. I was wrong, and I am sorry.” To respond in that way would be a great witness for Christ on our part!

Christopher Lake January 15, 2010 at 1:22 AM

Oops– meant to write, “According *to* the same logic…”

Ray from Alberta, Canada January 16, 2010 at 5:04 PM

The Muslim woman’s actions is nothing new. It’s been seen everywhere. God wants us to stand up for Him, and in a spirit of charity, and with respect, correct our brothers and sisters. Who are our brothers and sisters? We are all brothers and sisters, regardless of race or religion. As Christians this is what we believe. It’s through our actions that we can have hope for our brothers and sisters to correct their actions.

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