It’s almost ironic that people living in America have the freedom to bash the country. People come from all over the world, to enjoy our liberties, economy, and opportunity, just to insult us.
Perhaps it’s not ironic at all, perhaps it is shameful and disgraceful.
Recently there was an encounter between a burqa-wearing Muslim woman and a casher with a flag pin. Apparently the woman, who was free to dress in the most radical garment ever, openly criticized the cashier for a small pin of the American flag.
This customer insulted the country she was in, its flag, and the fact that the cashier was proud of it. I guess the irony of the situation was lost on her, that she was free to say that because she was in America.
The Muslim woman attacked America for bombing her home country of Iraq. Well, the other people in line had a differing opinion and weren’t afraid to share it.
From Conservative Tribune:
According to [Hunter] Green, his son “told me about an incident in the grocery store he stopped at yesterday on his way home from the base. He said that ahead of several people in front of him stood a woman dressed in a burkha (sic).
“He said when she got to the cashier she loudly remarked about the U.S. flag lapel pin the cashier wore on her smock. The cashier reached up and touched the pin, and said proudly, ‘Yes, I always wear it and probably always will.’”
The woman in the burqa was none to pleased with that answer. Green said she “asked the cashier when she was going to stop bombing her countrymen, explaining that she was Iraqi.”
“A gentleman standing behind my son stepped forward,” Green wrote. “Putting his arm around my son’s shoulders and nodding towards my son, he said in a calm and gentle voice to the Iraqi woman: ‘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. It is my belief that had you been this outspoken in YOUR own country, we wouldn’t need to be there today.’”
However, the man offered her a solution.
“‘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.’
“Everyone within hearing distance cheered!”
The story, posted on Facebook, went viral, being shared by over 77,000 people. It’s a clear sign that Americans, while welcoming people of all stripes into our nation, will not tolerate such gross attacks on our freedoms.
That young cashier had no part in attacking Iraq, she was simply proud to be an American. That woman, who was enjoying her freedoms as a guest in our nation, had no right to criticize her patriotism. The man in line was right to correct her. Perhaps from now on, that customer will show some more appreciation for Old Glory.
Should it be any other way? If you were to go to France and insult their flag, would not a French person put you in your place? Wouldn’t everyone applaud their efforts to defend and support their nation? Yet in the land of the free, we have to fight to prevent people from stomping all over our flag and country.
It’s time that kind of hypocrisy came to an end.
Source: Conservative Tribune