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7962

(11,841 posts)
Sat Dec 5, 2015, 08:46 PM Dec 2015

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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Muslim family's encounter with Gwinnett (Atl) police goes viral (Original Post) 7962 Dec 2015 OP
Wow, thats wonderful liberalnarb Dec 2015 #1
I thought the same thing. It is nice to be wrong sometimes! 7962 Dec 2015 #4
Thank you for posting this. n/t Judi Lynn Dec 2015 #2
Yes. I though, oh, no, but it was so nice to read. Hortensis Dec 2015 #18
Thank you...... slingsam Dec 2015 #3
Good thing they weren't terrorists Bernardo de La Paz Dec 2015 #5
K & R !!!! Thespian2 Dec 2015 #6
Good to know greymattermom Dec 2015 #7
Thats true, coming in at a whopping 0.6%!! 7962 Dec 2015 #13
The site I checked was 79% Christian, 1% Jewish, <1% Islam, Hortensis Dec 2015 #19
I meant to share this the other day. Gwinnett Co. is probably THE most diverse co in GA. CurtEastPoint Dec 2015 #8
This should be the norm and not a surprise nadine_mn Dec 2015 #9
Some people understand the importance of the Golden Rule. alfredo Dec 2015 #10
This is how it should be; Hulk Dec 2015 #11
What a pleasant surprise. I had assumed that this was a story about innocent Muslims totodeinhere Dec 2015 #12
That's great. But I am way too cynical to think that exceptions to the rule are not the rule Feeling the Bern Dec 2015 #14
It sounds like somebody got some good training. Jack Rabbit Dec 2015 #15
Awesome. Great job Gwinnett PD! trillion Dec 2015 #16
Treating people with respect really doesn't require a lot of effort. marble falls Dec 2015 #17
I was like #1 ... thinking here we go again. Am glad I read it.' libdem4life Dec 2015 #20
It goes to show that even in the deep south, not everyone listens to WestSeattle2 Dec 2015 #21
 

liberalnarb

(4,532 posts)
1. Wow, thats wonderful
Sat Dec 5, 2015, 08:56 PM
Dec 2015

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

Bernardo de La Paz

(48,362 posts)
5. Good thing they weren't terrorists
Sat Dec 5, 2015, 09:04 PM
Dec 2015

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)

 

7962

(11,841 posts)
13. Thats true, coming in at a whopping 0.6%!!
Sat Dec 5, 2015, 11:39 PM
Dec 2015

Whats more surprising is the number of people claiming NO religion

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
19. The site I checked was 79% Christian, 1% Jewish, <1% Islam,
Sun Dec 6, 2015, 11:45 AM
Dec 2015

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.

CurtEastPoint

(18,489 posts)
8. I meant to share this the other day. Gwinnett Co. is probably THE most diverse co in GA.
Sat Dec 5, 2015, 09:21 PM
Dec 2015

Good to know people are being well trained.

nadine_mn

(3,702 posts)
9. This should be the norm and not a surprise
Sat Dec 5, 2015, 09:23 PM
Dec 2015

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

 

Hulk

(6,699 posts)
11. This is how it should be;
Sat Dec 5, 2015, 10:41 PM
Dec 2015

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.

totodeinhere

(12,999 posts)
12. What a pleasant surprise. I had assumed that this was a story about innocent Muslims
Sat Dec 5, 2015, 10:46 PM
Dec 2015

being abused by white policemen.

 

Feeling the Bern

(3,839 posts)
14. That's great. But I am way too cynical to think that exceptions to the rule are not the rule
Sat Dec 5, 2015, 11:55 PM
Dec 2015

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?

WestSeattle2

(1,730 posts)
21. It goes to show that even in the deep south, not everyone listens to
Sun Dec 6, 2015, 01:48 PM
Dec 2015

republican presidential candidates' hate mongering.

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