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Date: 10/29/11 08:04 AM

53 Responses to Muslim Shopkeeper Shows Mercy To A Robber

  1. Profile photo of Sam1002
    Sam1002 Male 30-39
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    October 29, 2011 at 8:05 am
    Link: Muslim Shopkeeper Shows Mercy To A Robber - Muslim shopkeeper Mohammed Suhail showed compassion when a thief tried to rob his shop in New York
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    October 29, 2011 at 8:12 am
    Nice story.
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    meneado Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2011 at 8:17 am
    It really makes you think, the world isn`t dead yet.
    I`m glad for these stories, they restore my faith in humanity.
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    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2011 at 8:33 am
    Publicity stunt? how easy would that be to fake. He got him to convert, whaaa? someone is trying to promote Islamic people in a good manner.
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    Burguntea01 Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2011 at 8:35 am
    sounds.... legit.
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    akabane Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2011 at 8:40 am
    i love this story.
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    ajd121 Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2011 at 8:46 am
    Yea, I`m not buying it, I think it was all a setup.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2011 at 8:52 am
    Aww that`s cute.

    But I do have a qualm with the title... "Muslim shopkeep shows mercy to a robber"? Why would it matter that he`s a muslim?

    Is that a novelty or something? Does someone think that anyone else would have shot the robber? Because I certainly wouldn`t have. You would have to be pretty messed up to shoot someone after they`ve started groveling on the floor.

    I smell some bigotry here...
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    October 29, 2011 at 8:56 am
    Well, you sure wouldn`t have seen this story on Fox "News".
  10. Profile photo of Ajikan
    Ajikan Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2011 at 9:04 am
    So that`s how we define people. First and foremost by what imaginary god they pray to.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    October 29, 2011 at 9:04 am
    Awww, he will be beating women, contemplating Jihad and hating the western world in no time. Good for him!
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    Mr_Pedo_Bear Male 70 & Over
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    October 29, 2011 at 9:06 am
    @Lazyme I think premise was put on the Moslem in title because the guys religion was a major factor in him allowing the robber to live and his do gooding work from then on.

    However because I can REPOST! :P
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    October 29, 2011 at 9:11 am
    "But I do have a qualm with the title... "Muslim shopkeep shows mercy to a robber"? Why would it matter that he`s a muslim?"

    And I smell stupidity. The title of Muslim is relevant because the robber turned to Islam after being shown mercy. Otherwise, it would be a little odd if the title was `Atheist` or `Christian` shop owner and then the assailant turned to Islam... we would all be wondering why it was relevant.

    Class is over... now go back to picking your nose.
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    DelCapslock Male 50-59
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    October 29, 2011 at 9:15 am
    Now there`s a lesson for humanity. And...it`s what Jesus would have done.
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    Yap71 Male 30-39
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    October 29, 2011 at 9:20 am
    One of the 5 principles (or pillars) of Islam is to feed the hungry, and to be charitable, hence, the fact that he is Muslim is relevant.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 29, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Didn`t have an ax handy to chop off the thiefes hand so he just let him go.
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
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    October 29, 2011 at 9:53 am
    Yeah I think the fact that he is Muslim is worth a mention, especially in U.S. Where the Islam and the followers are vilified for the very reason.
    Kind man who is guided by his faith to do right, good things. If all people of faith were of this variety no one would have problem with religion.
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    October 29, 2011 at 10:38 am
    Gerry, it must be so tiring being you, i give you credit.
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    meowmeowmeow Male 13-17
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    October 29, 2011 at 10:53 am
    Nice story bro.
    Opps
    Nice story Jihad.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2011 at 11:07 am
    Karma
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2011 at 11:17 am
    The title of Muslim is relevant because the robber turned to Islam after being shown mercy.
    Any decent human being would have also spared the guys life, given what was shown in the video. Everything else is secondary and thus does not need to be in the title.

    But this is a minor point, and the novelty effect is subtle.

    it would be a little odd if the title was `Atheist` or `Christian` shop owner and then the assailant turned to Islam...
    That would not make sense at all, why would you bring it up?
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    Klamz Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2011 at 11:31 am
    "Nice story bro.
    Opps
    Nice story Jihad."

    Dictionary.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    October 29, 2011 at 11:33 am
    Very nice and touching story. Now move back to Pakistan and take your new buddy and your new pen pals with you and make a difference there!
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    October 29, 2011 at 11:34 am
    @LazyMe: How is it that you learned to use a computer? Basic sense escapes you...
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    morimacil123 Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2011 at 11:39 am
    "Any decent human being would have also spared the guys life, given what was shown in the video. Everything else is secondary and thus does not need to be in the title. "
    Really?
    So the fact that he didnt call the cops, gave his robber 40$ and a loaf of bread, and converter his robber during the robbery isnt relevant?
    lol, those are the actual relevant parts to the story. We really dont give a drat if someone was robbed, but spared his robbers life before sending him to rot in jail.
  26. Profile photo of Loxen
    Loxen Female 30-39
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    October 29, 2011 at 11:52 am
    I`ve always believed that religion has nothing to do with being a good person.
    I believe people who are good, are so in spite of the oppression of religion, not because of it.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    October 29, 2011 at 11:57 am
    One Americanized Pakistani doesn`t make up for the loss of 9/11.Maybe if the nation of Islam gave the victims of 9/11 forty bucks and a loaf of bread each, instead of murdering 2,819 people in a cowardly act of cold blood in the name of Allah,things would be different. But they`re not.Good for this shop owner.Allah be praised.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    October 29, 2011 at 12:00 pm
    Kinda seems like the whole affair was staged.
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    NOCASH Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2011 at 12:44 pm
    this has nothing to do with 9/11 robosnitz, weak comparison. the acts of a few do not dictate the views of everyone in that religion anyways. america has had enough nut jobs do crazy poo in the name of our god but i wouldnt blame every other christian for their messed up behavior would you?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    October 29, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    If its real... Good luck!
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    Justahuman Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2011 at 12:47 pm
    Haha anything with a speck of religion on it makes every atheist on this site erupt with stupidity,but its not like that`s a very hard thing to do thou.
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    jacos27 Male 18-29
    246 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 12:48 pm
    wow this was right near my house.
  33. Profile photo of Digital_Babu
    Digital_Babu Male 30-39
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    October 29, 2011 at 1:18 pm
    @robosnitz

    If it was that superficial, balancing the scales; than the U.S. wouldn`t exist any more.

    This vid just shows that anyone can be capable of compassion and anyone can be capable of turning his/her life around for the better because of the compassion of others.
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    _Verbatim_ Male 18-29
    160 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 2:31 pm
    Wow... things like this show me there`s actually a sliver of hope for the human race.
  35. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    October 29, 2011 at 5:24 pm
    I`m glad everything turned out well for both of these men, but what does him being a Muslim have to do with anything?
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    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2011 at 6:33 pm
    @Ani187

    Society, thats what.
  37. Profile photo of markust123
    markust123 Male 40-49
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    October 29, 2011 at 9:15 pm
    Haha anything with a speck of Muslim on it makes every Christian on this site erupt with stupidity, but its not like that`s a very hard thing to do thou.

    Haha, I changed your words around.
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    TheShgn2 Male 13-17
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    October 30, 2011 at 12:51 am
    I fail to see how him being a Muslim has anything to do with it.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    October 30, 2011 at 1:50 am
    Go him :D
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    Khronnus Male 18-29
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    October 30, 2011 at 3:14 am
    I think the reason Muslim has been bought up is because of all the negetive press they get for being terrorists they wanted to show they`re not all bad.
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    kairobert Male 18-29
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    October 30, 2011 at 4:50 am
    A positive action motivated by religion is not a good deed, but a trade.
  42. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    October 30, 2011 at 5:12 am
    Let it go police - that man learned a lesson he will never forget - far beyond any rehabilitation the criminal justice system could possibly have to offer further.

    And here`s food for thought - without the 2nd amendment, that shop owner would not have been able to teach this would-be robber such a life changing lesson.

    (Speak softly, but carry a BIG stick..)

    Compassion from a seat of power has 10 fold the effectiveness of the same from a position of helplessness.
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    Enjin Male 30-39
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    October 30, 2011 at 5:48 am
    Sorry but if this were real the guy would have handed him the $50 in person. It`s obvious some person saw the story and wanted to make a positive story out of it by sending the cash.
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    Commentator Male 40-49
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    October 30, 2011 at 7:38 am
    Beautiful, the guy is more Christian than 99.9999% of the US.

    Awesome
  45. Profile photo of MrOrange
    MrOrange Male 30-39
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    October 30, 2011 at 8:44 am
    @kairobert

    you mean .. that a virtue ceases to be a virtue when it becomes a duty? (i can`t for the life of me remember who`s argument that is)

    i`d like to point out that "In accordance with the Quran and several hadith, theft is punished by imprisonment or amputation of hands"

    As with Most religions, you have multiple interpretations, this Man choose to be compasionate becuase a: there is room for that in his religion and that appeals to him or B: he is trying to be/ is a compasionate person.
    so it isnt a duty in this case, it`s a virtue
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    lacishay Female 18-29
    120 posts
    October 30, 2011 at 8:50 am
    I believe (and feel free to correct me if I`m wrong) that in America, or most states at least, if the shop owner doesn`t press charges, the police can`t either. Maybe it`s different if it`s caught on camera.
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    junkaddy Female 30-39
    261 posts
    October 30, 2011 at 8:52 am
    Kindness begets kindness, I`ve learned that in my own life, too. Kudos to the shop owner for helping that robber instead of treating him like scum. Sometimes it just takes one person to do one nice thing for someone to turn their lives around.
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    Sock1122 Male 18-29
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    October 30, 2011 at 9:31 am
    "Beautiful, the guy is more Christian than 99.9999% of the US."

    I can understand what you`re trying to say here but you really need to rethink your vocabulary use.

    `Compassionate` would have probably been a much more suitable word to use than `Christian`
  49. Profile photo of Inter237
    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    October 30, 2011 at 10:50 am
    Let`s all take notes from him.
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    MightyPeanut Male 30-39
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    October 30, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    religion has nothing to do with this act...TBH, i would not be surprised to learn that this was staged by the owner.. but if it enables people to show compassion than I approve.
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    jimmyholster Male 30-39
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    October 30, 2011 at 3:34 pm
    "religion has nothing to do with this act..."

    It says "signed, your muslim brother".

    I think religion had EVERYTHING to do with this act.
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    Anshin Female 18-29
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    October 30, 2011 at 6:42 pm
    awww ^_^ such a nice person.
  53. Profile photo of Kalimata
    Kalimata Male 30-39
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    November 2, 2011 at 7:45 am
    By the Gods... This man shows kindness, and then in a fantastic twist of fate, is rewarded for his kindness, and half of you go off about religion, or Islam, or how it must be fake...

    How about maybe recognizing that good people exist, in all forms, in all places, in all faiths, and take comfort in that fact.

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