Wounded British Soldier Is Asked To Support Islamaphobia, He Pens Tremendous Response

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Chris Herbert - Attribution: screengrab/Facebook)

Chris Herbert – Attribution: screengrab/Facebook)

Chris Herbert is a British war veteran. He lost his leg as the result of a bomb attack in Basra back in 2007. In recent days, Chris has been approached by people wanting and expecting him to rail against Islam and Muslims—you know, the way people who dodge drafts like to do. Instead, Chris Herbert went to Facebook and wrote a piece that began like this:

Getting frustrated by some people expecting racism from me, because I got blown up. Here it is:

Yes. A Muslim man blew me up, and I lost my leg.

A Muslim man also lost his arm that day wearing a British Uniform. A Muslim medic was in the helicopter that took me from the field A Muslim surgeon performed the surgery that saved my life
A Muslim Nurse was part of the team that helped me when I returned to the UK
A Muslim Healthcare Assistant was part of the team that sorted out my day to day needs in rehabilitation when I was learning to walk A Muslim taxi driver gave me a free ride the first time I went for a beer with my Dad after I came home. A Muslim doctor offered my Dad comfort and advice in a pub, when he didnt know how to deal with my medicines and side effects.

He pointed out that his biggest problems have actually been with white British men. He knows who he likes and dislikes and blaming an entire group of people for the actions of a few is just a dumb as it sounds when you read it.

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.
Get a grip of your lives, hug your family and get back to work.

The post has since gone viral, leading to this morning’s post from Herbert.

Woke up, walked the dogs, and put on game film, I have a game on Sunday and they don’t care if I went viral!

You can read the whole post below the fold.

Getting frustrated by some people expecting racism from me, because I got blown up. Here it is:

Yes. A Muslim man blew me up, and I lost my leg.

A Muslim man also lost his arm that day wearing a British Uniform. A Muslim medic was in the helicopter that took me from the field A Muslim surgeon performed the surgery that saved my life
A Muslim Nurse was part of the team that helped me when I returned to the UK
A Muslim Healthcare Assistant was part of the team that sorted out my day to day needs in rehabilitation when I was learning to walk A Muslim taxi driver gave me a free ride the first time I went for a beer with my Dad after I came home. A Muslim doctor offered my Dad comfort and advice in a pub, when he didnt know how to deal with my medicines and side effects.

Contrary to that,  A white brit spat in my girlfriends face for ‘fucking a cripple when you could have me [him]’ A White brit pushed my wheelchair away from a lift so he could use it first. A White brit screamed at my Dad for parking in a disabled bay when I was in the services coming home (Although, alot of people helped in my recovery! I dont hate white brits either! hahaha)

Point is, fuck off. I know who I dislike, and I know who I dont. I know who I appreciate, and I know who I dont. If you want to hate an entire race of men and women for the actions of a few dickheads feel free, but don’t push your views on me, thinking I am an easy target because one douchebag decided it was my day to die.

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.  Get a grip of your lives, hug your family and get back to work.

Source: Dailykos

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