A soldier was in line at a grocery store when he heard a woman in a burka complain about the cashier's American flag lapel pin. What happened next had everybody in the store cheering.
According to the Conservative Tribune, a man named Hunter Green shared a post on his Facebook page in which he detailed the incident, as told to him by his son.
Green's son, who is in the military, was in a California grocery store when he saw a woman in front of him in line wearing a burka. He listened as the woman complained to the cashier about her pin.
"He said when she got to the cashier she loudly remarked about the U.S. flag lapel pin the cashier wore on her smock," Green wrote. "The cashier reached up and touched the pin and said proudly, 'Yes, I always wear it and probably always will.'"
The woman in the burka then explained to the cashier that she is Iraqi and asked the cashier "when she was going to stop bombing her countrymen."
Just then, another man waiting in line stepped forward and said something that left everyone around him shocked.
"A gentleman standing behind my son stepped forward," Green wrote. "Putting his arm around my son’s shoulders and nodding towards my son, he said in a calm and gentle voice to the Iraqi woman: 'Lady, hundreds of thousands of men and women like this young man have fought and died so that YOU could stand here, in MY country and accuse a check-out cashier of bombing YOUR countrymen. It is my belief that had you been this outspoken in YOUR own country, we wouldn’t need to be there today.'"
The man continued, offering the woman a solution to her problem.
"But, hey, if you have now learned how to speak out so loudly and clearly, I'll gladly buy you a ticket and pay your way back to Iraq so you can straighten out the mess in YOUR country that you are obviously here in MY country to avoid."
Green wrote that everybody within earshot cheered for the man.
Readers shared their thoughts on the Mad World News Facebook page.
"They should go back to their country and work or mostly complain and demand their way like they do here," one reader commented. "If y'all don't like my country or my flag or my national anthem, no matter who you are, then get on the next plane or boat and LEAVE"
"This man is a hero to stand up and tell the truth to a very disruptive woman," another user wrote. "It is true, now that she has learned to speak up and voice her concerns she should go home and help straighten things out."