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Sat Dec 5, 2015, 09:46 PM

 

Muslim family's encounter with Gwinnett (Atl) police goes viral

Source: Atlanta Journal

A Muslim family's interaction with Gwinnett police officers on Thanksgiving weekend has gone viral.

In a Facebook post, Georgia resident Zanub Rizvi wrote that she was driving her daughter and mother-in-law to a religious gathering when she was rear-ended.

All the police officers and paramedics that responded to the accident were white males, she said.

She said it was "obvious" from their dress that they were a Muslim family, but she was "surprised" by how they treated to her.

Read more: http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/muslim-familys-encounter-gwinnett-police-goes-vira/npcwX/

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7962 Dec 2015 OP
liberalnarb Dec 2015 #1
7962 Dec 2015 #4
Judi Lynn Dec 2015 #2
Hortensis Dec 2015 #18
slingsam Dec 2015 #3
Bernardo de La Paz Dec 2015 #5
Thespian2 Dec 2015 #6
greymattermom Dec 2015 #7
7962 Dec 2015 #13
Hortensis Dec 2015 #19
CurtEastPoint Dec 2015 #8
nadine_mn Dec 2015 #9
alfredo Dec 2015 #10
Hulk Dec 2015 #11
totodeinhere Dec 2015 #12
Feeling the Bern Dec 2015 #14
Jack Rabbit Dec 2015 #15
trillion Dec 2015 #16
marble falls Dec 2015 #17
libdem4life Dec 2015 #20
WestSeattle2 Dec 2015 #21

Response to 7962 (Original post)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 09:56 PM

1. Wow, thats wonderful

 

Not what I expected while reading the beginning. I thought that it couldn't end well. I am very happy to be proven wrong.

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Response to liberalnarb (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 10:01 PM

4. I thought the same thing. It is nice to be wrong sometimes!

 

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 09:56 PM

2. Thank you for posting this. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 6, 2015, 12:40 PM

18. Yes. I though, oh, no, but it was so nice to read.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 09:57 PM

3. Thank you......

What a wonderful post.................

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 10:04 PM

5. Good thing they weren't terrorists

By which I mean, good thing the first people on the scene were there to help and not white christian gun-toting terrorists.

(wink, gotcha)

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 10:07 PM

6. K & R !!!!

Good to hear...I was born in Buford...


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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 10:16 PM

7. Good to know

Actually Islam is the second most common religion in Georgia.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 6, 2015, 12:39 AM

13. Thats true, coming in at a whopping 0.6%!!

 

Whats more surprising is the number of people claiming NO religion

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 6, 2015, 12:45 PM

19. The site I checked was 79% Christian, 1% Jewish, <1% Islam,

18% "none." And that last is surprisingly high, but then I live in a semirural county that's literally among the most conservative top 10 in the nation.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 10:21 PM

8. I meant to share this the other day. Gwinnett Co. is probably THE most diverse co in GA.

Good to know people are being well trained.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 10:23 PM

9. This should be the norm and not a surprise

That said, what a wonderful story. I am so glad they had a positive experience.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 10:33 PM

10. Some people understand the importance of the Golden Rule.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 11:41 PM

11. This is how it should be;

I'm so glad this is how it was. I know there are many good, decent police that are there to "serve and protect". Doing their job.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Sat Dec 5, 2015, 11:46 PM

12. What a pleasant surprise. I had assumed that this was a story about innocent Muslims

being abused by white policemen.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2015, 12:55 AM

14. That's great. But I am way too cynical to think that exceptions to the rule are not the rule

 

For every one of these, we will see 100x more Islamophobia.

I live in an Islamic country in Asia. First thing my landlords (some of the sweetest people on the planet) asked me was if I thought they were the same as ISIS or Boko Haram. I said of course not. . .do you think I'm Ir'Gun?

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2015, 12:56 AM

15. It sounds like somebody got some good training.

That's how it's supposed to work.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2015, 01:41 AM

16. Awesome. Great job Gwinnett PD!

 

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2015, 10:00 AM

17. Treating people with respect really doesn't require a lot of effort.

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Sun Dec 6, 2015, 01:22 PM

20. I was like #1 ... thinking here we go again. Am glad I read it.'

 

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Sun Dec 6, 2015, 02:48 PM

21. It goes to show that even in the deep south, not everyone listens to

republican presidential candidates' hate mongering.

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