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Sat Jan 14, 2012, 10:12 AM

Veterans Flood Iraqi Restaurant To Show Support After Rock Thrown Through Its Window

Source: Think Progress


Last week, a man threw a 20-pound rock through a window of an Iraqi restaurant in Lowell, Massachussetts — with the motivation behind the act of vandalism still remaining unclear. The Lowell Sun reports that the owner of the restaurant, Leyla Al-Zubaydi, was driven “to tears, and [it] prompted her to question whether the family should close the restaurant.”

But this week, a group of military veterans changed her mind with an act of solidarity. Patrick Scanlon, a Vietnam veteran and a coordinator for Veterans for Peace, organized so many veterans and other supporters to come and patronize the restaurant that they ended up filling every seat — twice. “For someone to come and throw a rock through this window, in what we consider a hate crime, is totally unacceptable,” said veteran Pat Scanlon. The Lowell Sun captured video of the outpouring of support for the restaurant. Watch it:





“This solidarity gives us the courage to stand,” said Al-Zubaidi. “There is no more fear in my heart because there are such nice people behind us.” (HT: Reddit user rootGrapefruit)


http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/01/12/402852/veterans-flood-iraqi-restaurant-to-show-support-after-rock-thrown-through-its-window/

Damn, members of Veterans for Peace are good people. :sniff:

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jan 14, 2012, 10:17 AM

1. They certainly

have style as well as conscience.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jan 14, 2012, 10:18 AM

2. K&R

 

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jan 14, 2012, 10:20 AM

3. good for them!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jan 14, 2012, 10:25 AM

4. Disgusting that anyone would do something like that

Good on the Vets.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 08:22 PM

5. Kick, just because it is a good thing. n/t

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