In 2002 a few months after 9-11 my husband and I attended a gaming (board/card/table top rpg) convention. We can usually be found there, when during a game I over heard someone at another table say that we should be allowed to carry guns onto a plane. I stopped the game I was in and stopped his game and looked at him and said "then my husband would never be able to fly again." (travel was/is part of his job)
I pointed out all the stupidity to the statement and asked if he had noticed all the Islamaphobia, and anti-Arab hatred in America. He seemed to recognize how bad that wish was (not to mention stupid, 50+ guns pointed at someone on pressurized plane, and what a stray bullet would do)
Later the man became our friend.
Now we have "stand your ground laws"
And people who understandably get rattled and upset when they've almost been in a car accident. . .
And we still have Islamaphobia, and anti-Arab hatred in America
What if you put those three things together?
Can you image what would have happened if this woman had had a gun?
(NSFW or around children)
He seems to bring out his camera to document damage and to exchange info in case there is a problem. I have used the camera on my cell to take pictures of the white board my prof has written on and friends notes when I have been absent from class - so there are many reasons he had his camera. But I think the best reason is that he heard her going off and got worried - what if she got his license plate number and he had nothing to ID her?
She too seems to have gotten out an envelope to write information on.
He apologizes but she is so full of hatred it doesn't matter.
She threatens to kill his mother and his kids (his father and sister too), because she has people who will do it for her.
Crazy White Woman: "You're a Muslim, aren't you?"He was never "on" her, just near her car door, but far enough away so she couldn't hit him with her hand (or fist).
Muslim Man: "Yes, ma'am. Proud."
Crazy White Woman: "I goddamn knew it! You abs blow up school bus children. You goddamn son of a nigger-loving atheist bitch. Get off of me!"
Muslim Man: "I feel sorry for you. That you're full of hatred,"
I wouldn't have kept talking to her, but in the moment one may not pick up on the fact that it's not helping.
Here's the main thing to take away from this video. Yes, she's an angry, nasty racist. While she's hurling vile things at him, you know what he's concerned about? Her safety and well being. Despite hearing all of that, he tells her to calm down before she drives away, clearly worried that she'll cause an actual accident in that state. And how does she respond to that?Imagine if she did have a gun
She jumps out of her car and charges at him.
- Rebecca Rose, Jezebel
It could/would have gone something like this:
He charged me! He said he was going to kill me! He had that evil look all of em have. He said that I was an infidel and all infidels must die. He would have cut off my head, the fucking Muslim. I was in fear for my life!And without the video she still could have claimed that (even with him still standing) in a police report as soon as she got the license plate number. And Pam Geller and FoxNews would have picked up on it and run.
This is the America I live in.