When you just trying to eat your ice cream but trump supporters won't let you live pic.twitter.com/rW3MI8a2pn— palestina (@itsdatnunu) May 24, 2016
Too often, we see instances of bigotry and racism go unchallenged—fortunately, one business owner in California decided to step up and say something when she witnessed prejudiced behavior in her store.
Cynthia Ramsay, an ice cream shop owner in Orange, California, witnessed two young Muslim girls being harassed by an ignorant stranger.
Malaak Ammari and Nura Takkish were eating ice cream at Andrew’s Ice Cream, when an agitated man inside pointed at them and said, “I don’t want them in my country.”
Ammari started recording what was happening on her cell phone; she called the man “racist,” and informed him that, “This is on tape.”
Takkish later uploaded the video to Twitter, captioning it, “When you just trying to eat your ice cream but Trump supporters won't let you live.” The post went viral, as thousands praised the girls for perfectly handling the situation.
During the incident, Ramsay also decided she would not stand idly by—she returned the man’s money and forced him to leave the shop, later telling ABC 7 News that, “Everybody should be loved and accepted. Everybody should be welcome here. This is a community hangout.”
Shoutout to Andrews Ice cream in Orange. They were so sensitive and supportive as all Americans should be.??— palestina (@itsdatnunu) May 24, 2016
Takkish expressed that, “I was really hurt because I’m American. I’m just as American as anyone else.”
In this case, at least the Islamophobe got exactly what he deserved.
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