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Army Vet Tells Your Islamophobia to Fuck Off

In the age of the internet, each sunrise brings with it a new viral sensation. Very rarely does an image, a video, or text post reign as poignant as amputee U.K soldier, Chris Herbert’s.

Chris Herbert took to Facebook to rant about the overwhelming assumption that he should hate Muslims based on his experience in war. In other words, in an age of Islamophobic remarks brandished and forwarded by presidential candidates, it’s a surprise to not be racist. Because if a dog bites you, every dog is bad. 

With 87,728 shares, the post as seen below tackles the irrational preconceived notions about entire groups of people:

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)

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

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.

Getting frustrated by some people expecting racism from me, because I got blown up. Here it is:Yes. A Muslim man blew…

Posted by Chris Herbert on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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