A Espresso Bean and Tea Leaf in California refused service to a white man after he repeatedly insulted and slurred a Muslim lady sporting niqab. Many of the encounter was caught on video.
The footage cuts in with the person sarcastically asking the girl, “I stated, ‘Is that this Halloween or one thing?’” The lady replies, “Why did you say that?” The person grimaces and says, “Why would I–why wouldn’t I?” The lady repeats, “Why would you say that?…What’s flawed with me?”
After fairly a little bit of hemming and hawing, the person finally makes his feedback clear. After the woman asks if he is aware of she’s a Muslim, the person sneers and says:
I don’t prefer it. How’s that? I don’t like that as a result of I don’t like your faith. It says to kill me and I don’t wish to be killed by you. How’s that?
The lady then engages the person in a theological inquiry, asking, “Have you ever learn the Quran?” The person says that he has. When pressed, he says he’s “learn sufficient of it to know.”
After ascertaining that her verbal sparring associate self-identifies as Christian, the girl then makes an attempt to quote incidents of controversial violence within the Bible. The person isn’t and waves her off, calling her an “fool” earlier than making an attempt to order.
Emphasis on “making an attempt,” although. As the person tries to order, he’s largely ignored by workers as the girl accuses him of committing hate speech. Then he’s shouted down by one other patron off within the distance. The off-camera man yells, “Get out of right here! Get out of right here! You fucking racist. Get the fuck out of right here.”
The Islamophobic man half-heartedly makes an attempt to have interaction with the quickly-increasing group of detractors, briefly arguing with the cashier–asking for her supervisor–earlier than dashing off in a huff as soon as he realizes he’s truly speaking to the supervisor on obligation.
Because the video ends, the Muslim lady asks the identical Espresso Bean and Tea Leaf worker why the person wasn’t served. She says, “As a result of he’s disrupting a public place and being very racist.”
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