Chris Herbert, a veteran from Portsmouth, lost his leg in a bomb blast in 2007 when he was only 19 years old while serving with the British Army in Iraq. While he lost a limb, his best friend died in the attack.
Herbert says although they were attacked by a Muslim man, he still thinks it is unfair to blame all Muslims for extremist groups like the Islamic State.
In the wake of rising anti-Muslim sentiment following recent attacks involving ISIS, the former soldier was rather frustrated at how people were tarring all Muslims with the same brush. So he took to Facebook to express his views in order to shatter some preconceived notions.
In the very apt – and on point post – Herbert, who is now a promotions and event s manager, wrote:
"Blaming all Muslims for the actions of groups like Daeshe and the Taliban, is like blaming all Christians for the actions of the KKK or Westboro Baptist Church.”
Though Herbert was injured by a Muslim, he was also saved and helped by many of the same religion. He also talked about how some British people treated him badly, recalling an incident when someone pushed his “wheelchair away from a lift so he could use it first." Despite that, Herbert noted, he still doesn’t hate “white brits”.
The post has been viewed by thousands of Internet users and has been shared more than 46,000 times. Definitely deserves more attention than the vitriol spewed by a certain U.S. presidential candidate.