ORANGE – Muslim resident of Orange County, Los Angeles, gathered at an ice cream shop on Saturday to say thank you after the shop’s worker showed support to two Muslim women who were attacked for wearing Islamic hijab.
“It showed me that more than anything people are more positive, more accepting, more tolerant than ever,” Takkish Nura told CBS Los Angeles on Saturday, May 28.
Nura was speaking on Saturday when residents of Orange County gathered at Andrew’s Ice Cream and Dessert to say thank you to owners and voice support to Muslim women.
Nura was at the ice cream shop with Malaak Ammari when another customer took aim at them as they were eating ice cream and minding their own business.
“I don’t want them in my country, that’s what I don’t want,” he ranted.
“I was fearful in the moment,” said Ammari.
Ammari used her cellphone to record the encounter, which has been shared and liked on Twitter more than 50,000 times since it was posted Monday.
Following the man’s outburst, a shop’s worker kicked the guy out.
“If you can’t be nice, we don’t want you!.” Jessie Noah, the worker, is heard saying.
The instant act of kindness brought Ammari and Takkish and hundreds of American Muslims back to Andrew’s Ice Cream and Dessert to say thank you.
“They would stand up for anyone and that’s what a true American does,” Ammari added.
“I would have done it for anyone, it didn’t matter their beliefs, I would have done that for anyone.” said Noah.