Random man walks up to Muslim family, makes the world a better place

Louis Dor
Friday 29 July 2016 13:20
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Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim-American soldier who was killed in the Iraq War, told Republican candidate Donald Trump he was wrong choice for America because he was "sowing division", on Thursday night.

Speaking at the Democratic National Convention, he said:

Donald Trump, you're asking Americans to trust you with their future. Let me ask you, have you even read the United States Constitution?

I will gladly lend you my copy. In this document, look for the words, look for the words, liberty and equal protection (under) law.

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In the midst of rising Islamophobia in the United States, encouraged in particular by one brainless and leatherfaced tangerine, a Facebook status has been cheering people up.

Leena Al-Arian wrote of an incident in a Barnes & Noble shop in which she was approached by an old man who who had a few words to say to herself and her children:

He had tears in his eyes and told me that it must be so hard to turn on the news, that he feels awful about the bigotry my kids might one day experience, and that as a Jewish man whose parents didn't speak any English growing up, he personally understands what it feels like to be rejected and discriminated against.

I asked if I could give him a hug (he looked like he needed one more than me, but I guess I needed one too) and he wanted to reassure me that most Americans are decent people who don't hate people like me or believe what they hear on the news.

He then said he was turning 90 on 29 July, and asked to buy the children a gift as a present to himself.

Leena declined and asked for a picture instead, which she posted alongside the story on Facebook.

Picture: Leena Al-Arian

Lenny insisted on buying the children gifts anyway.

Happy Birthday Lenny.

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