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Internet Can’t Believe This Amputee Soldier Would Respond Like This To Muslim Man ‘Blowing Him Up’
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Internet Can’t Believe This Amputee Soldier Would Respond Like This To Muslim Man ‘Blowing Him Up’

Chris Herbert lost his leg in 2007, after a roadside bomb exploded next to his British Army vehicle in Basra, Iraq. Aged just 19 at the time, he also had to deal with the loss of his best friend, who died in the attack.

Such a tragic and traumatic experience would break many a man, leaving them bitter, twisted and full of hate. But not Chris. He has managed to retain a positive outlook on life, and refuses to let people drag him down.

With anti-Muslim sentiment on the rise in many western countries, some people saw a valuable propaganda tool in Chris. Look at what they did to this brave soldier who was serving his country! Except he was having none of it. Frustrated by the racism around him and people’s assumptions of him based on his experience, he decided enough was enough and wrote an eloquent piece that everyone should read. Expertly unpicking the case for judging billions of people based of the actions of a minority of extremists, Chris exposes the inherent stupidity of Islamophobia and urges people to see the good in each other instead.

Scroll down to read Chris’ thought provoking piece for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments.

Chris Herbert lost his leg in 2007, after a roadside bomb exploded next to his British Army vehicle in Basra, Iraq

Image credits: Chris Herbert

Aged just 19 at the time, he also had to deal with the loss of his best friend, who died in the attack

Image credits: PA Images

Since the traumatic experience, he’s been continuously asked one question

Image credits: Lewis Whyld/PA Images

So he decided to explain his feelings in an honest and powerful Facebook post

The post went viral as people pushed back against anti-Muslim sentiment in the UK

Image credits: PA Images

Chris has managed to retain a positive outlook on life, and refuses to let people drag him down

Image credits: Chris Herbert

When an Islamophobic group tried to recruit him as a mascot for their organisation, it was the final straw

Image credits: Toe in the Water

And he just had to speak out

Image credits: Chris Herbert

People’s responses were mixed on the whole, but mostly positive

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RaroaRaroa
Community Member
3 years ago

He's so right. Judge every person as an individual and by the things they do. Nothing else is relevant to determining whether a person is good or bad.

Bunzilla
Community Member
3 years ago

The only thing I judge people on is how they treat others. The way you treat other people (especially those who are different than yourself), is a true mark of just what sort of person you are.

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Juana
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3 years ago

The shark pic! Lol.

PeachPossum
Community Member
3 years ago

When I first saw this pic, the photo was cropped at the bottom. I thought it was a vacuum cleaner and he was supposed to be a genie in a tutu. Now it is a shark... still funny, but trying to figure out why he is wearing a tutu.

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Random Panda
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3 years ago

Agree with everything, but I wish people would stop referring to Muslims as a race. Islam is a religion and can be practiced by people of any race. Discrimination against Muslims could be more accurately described as xenophobia, I think?

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
3 years ago

You must be in one of the privileged races to think this way. No, Islam isn’t a race but it’s not anti-racists who need to learn this. I am an Iranian atheist and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been called a “Muzzie,” or been accused of doing something for “Allah,” or been told I’m part of some culture war or other bullshit. Even after 9/11, people acted scared or violent. No Islam is not a race but racists are too stupid to understand that and will single you out BASED ON RACE to abuse or degrade you. It’s racism because they base it exactly on race, not us. They see a middle eastern person and decide we are Muslim by default. The people referring to Muslim as a race are the racists.

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RaroaRaroa
Community Member
3 years ago

He's so right. Judge every person as an individual and by the things they do. Nothing else is relevant to determining whether a person is good or bad.

Bunzilla
Community Member
3 years ago

The only thing I judge people on is how they treat others. The way you treat other people (especially those who are different than yourself), is a true mark of just what sort of person you are.

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Juana
Community Member
3 years ago

The shark pic! Lol.

PeachPossum
Community Member
3 years ago

When I first saw this pic, the photo was cropped at the bottom. I thought it was a vacuum cleaner and he was supposed to be a genie in a tutu. Now it is a shark... still funny, but trying to figure out why he is wearing a tutu.

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Random Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

Agree with everything, but I wish people would stop referring to Muslims as a race. Islam is a religion and can be practiced by people of any race. Discrimination against Muslims could be more accurately described as xenophobia, I think?

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
3 years ago

You must be in one of the privileged races to think this way. No, Islam isn’t a race but it’s not anti-racists who need to learn this. I am an Iranian atheist and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been called a “Muzzie,” or been accused of doing something for “Allah,” or been told I’m part of some culture war or other bullshit. Even after 9/11, people acted scared or violent. No Islam is not a race but racists are too stupid to understand that and will single you out BASED ON RACE to abuse or degrade you. It’s racism because they base it exactly on race, not us. They see a middle eastern person and decide we are Muslim by default. The people referring to Muslim as a race are the racists.

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