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Just got this email

I Love This Comeback...
One of my sons serves in the military. He is still stateside, here
in California. He called me yesterday to let me know how warm and
welcoming people were to him, and his troops, everywhere he goes, telling me how
people shake their hands, and thank them for being willing to serve,
and fight, for not only our own freedoms but so that others may have them
also. But he also 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. 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
burkha then 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, putting his arm
around my son's shoulders, and nodding towards my son, 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 MYcountry 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. 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!

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[Q]captaingeorge originally wrote:
I thought muslim women were taught to keep their mouths shut?[smile]
Surely you know that all of that changes when they get here.
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