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10-Year Old Booted From Bus For Speaking Arabic



10-Year Old Booted From Bus For Speaking Arabic

“A new lawsuit filed Friday in Brooklyn Federal Court charges that a 10-year-old Brooklyn boy was called a “terrorist” and banned from boarding a bus when he recited a Muslim prayer in Arabic after losing his MetroCard. According to the family’s lawyer, Hyder Naqvi, the boy was trying to board a bus home from school in Sheepshead Bay in October 2012 when he realized he’d lost his MetroCard. He recited the following prayer in Arabic as he searched for, and found, his card: “I stand in the name of God the most merciful, the most beneficent.” After hearing him do so, the driver became angry, called the boy a “terrorist,” and slammed the door shut…”.* Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur break it down on The Young Turks.

*Read more here from LACEY DONOHUE / Gawker:

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  • Tanveer Khan

    :O :O :O

  • Reynardine

    Tanveer, this is what that bus driver gets in his afterlife:

  • Reynardine

    I’d like to have seen this driver’s bravery at LAX. Of course, that wasn’t a ril terrorist, even though he was a grown man with an assault rifle.

  • JD

    Self note dont use words like

    admiral ,algebra, caliber , cotton, mattress,monsoon on bus

    got it

  • Heinz Catsup

    Esme Heinz wa shukran loonwatch for this article.

  • Yausari

    The bus driver is just bullying. He’s not afraid of “terrorist”. A 10-year old boy, honestly.

  • Tanveer Khan

    جبان أحمق

  • CriticalDragon1177


    So Arabic is grounds for kicking little kids off the bus now?

  • mindy1

    Argh, brookly has a lot of arab people, you’d think they would be used to it by now >:(

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