Petrol Station Employee Wishes Muslim Customer "Happy 9/11"

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Never Forget (to be an asshole).
Talk about a PR nightmare.

A guy named Tarek G. wrote a Yelp review of Houston's Petrol Station that included quite a tale: His to-go box, which included an un-American hamburger ordered so he could participate in the Satanic Islamic ritual of watching the Cowboys game, came with a drawing of a plane about to hit the World Trade Center and "Happy 9/11" on it.

Nice.

He wrote:

As I walked out, I heard from behind the bar "Allahu Akbar..." repeated several times. Now maybe it's bad luck for them that I happened to be working near WTC and that I also happen to be a muslim (admittedly not the best muslim) - but as an American first and foremost, I find that kind of cavalier attitude offensive at best, and when coupled with the fact that it was coming from a service provider, prejudice and anti-American at worst.

The good news is that the owner of the Petrol Station seems to be a stand-up guy.

He tweeted: "We sincerely apologize for our employees actions, he has been terminated. We are ashamed to have been associated with this individual".

He also met personally with the customer and apologized. Tarek G. added an addendum to his review:

I wanted to update this -- I was able to speak to the owner and have a good conversation about my experience at Petrol. He assured me the person(s) responsible will be terminated and the underlying issues will be addressed in short order. He sounded sincere and I appreciated his swift response once he was notified of the issues by the local community. For my part, I am looking forward to putting this to rest -- I suppose only time will tell if the changes stick. I'm hopeful they will.

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112 comments
northsidebill
northsidebill

Everything is bigger in Texas, including the stupidity. 

bumboclot
bumboclot

"One phone call from me and you've got no more petrol to sell.  How'd you like that?" - Muslim dude.

Saskia
Saskia

When will ignorant bigots realise that extremists exist in every shape, size, colour, race, gender and sexuality. And that the majority of us, again regardless of background, are horrified at what a few perpetrate. All Irishmen are not IRA, all Muslims are not Al Quaeda, all feminists do not hate men etc

Idiot! I only hope being fired teaches him something valuable and doesn't fan the flames of hatred.

Maneo Hoque Choudhury
Maneo Hoque Choudhury

To the people claiming he shouldn't have been fired because it was "just a joke"

Imagine you were visiting a country in the Arab world (maybe on a business trip or something), and you were getting some food. You happen to be visably American.

Now imagine the guy in the restaurant drew a picture of an American warplane bombing children in the Middle East on the box and wrote "Thanks for your patronage, Imperialist American asshole :)"

Would you still interpret it as just a joke? Would you feel welcomed? I'm almost certain you would be offended.

Maybe it might just be a joke in terrible taste, but you would still be outraged, wouldn't you?

Guest
Guest

Every time I have been to this bar, the bartenders (this includes the owner) have acted as though they were doing me a favor by serving me.  I’m sorry I am paying you for this beer, not the other way around.  I stopped going to this bar because of their arrogant attitudes.  This story does not shock me in the least, not one bit.

Roger
Roger

This story disgusts me.  The employee is truly a legend and should not have been fired.

It is truly sickening that posters here are glad that he was fired.

Manic Vice
Manic Vice

Props to the owner of the business, he did the honorable thing.

Bigotry and intolerance like that should be stamped out with extreme prejudice. I could see a teenager wanting to act up like this seeing it as humor, but thousands of people dying isn't funny. No matter how you slice it.

houstontexas
houstontexas

HOPE IT WAS THE OLD GUY WITH LONG GREY HAIR THAT GOT FIRED!

Ghazanfar Khan
Ghazanfar Khan

Of Course non muslims did it, being a Muslim is absolutely not an easy task. Around 1.5 billion people of the world call themselves muslims but are totally controlled by jewish propeganda machines (TV, Entertainment etc). Muslims are developers not destroyers. That's why europeans let them rule over themselves, that's why quiet a big part of the world was once ruled by Muslims. islam911terrorism.blogspot.comdollar-fraud.blogspot.com  Think about yourselves brothers and sisters. Try to see the creation of Al-Mighty Allaah/TheGOD. http://www.harunyahya.com/check out the videos about complexity involved in the making and running of human body, animals, world, universe etc. We all are born with a purpose. Purpose is to know what we are? The Best of all creature (as declared in Holy Qur'an). We human beings created multi million different things. Amazingly we have people between us who think that the universe is a fluke. Is it possible that you find Intel's Haswell processor in the dessert accidently? compatible motherboard, ram, graphic card, power supply etc...??? no Somebody makes the processors and motherboards etc. only then we get them and use them. This universe is not so simple, as people may imagine,  Creator of It/Allaah/TheGOD created this universe out of nothingness and today science accepts that too (Zero Volume Zero Density, BigBang). Enjoy life, Have Faith, Do Good, Stop Evil, be a complete human being (Muslim). You are most welcome in the Hereafter in Heaven if you believe in Sole/Single Creator of all/Allaah/TheGOD. Don't forget to do good deeds as well. A bad neighbour, unwelcoming host, ill mannered human being. I can't explain all the requirements to be a Muslim, but you would find them on the internet. ThanksPeace for all.    

FreeDumb1
FreeDumb1

Freedom of expression, one of the reasons i love my country!

Nonyabidness
Nonyabidness

I'd have promoted that employee to shift manager.

Carl Armbruster
Carl Armbruster

Yep, cause obviously every Muslim is a terrorist. On a serious note, a lot of positives in this story; the bigoted employee was fired, the owner did the right thing and apologized in person, and Tarek accepted his apology and moved on without trying to make this issue bigger than it needed to be.

Jay Francis
Jay Francis

Slightly off topic but Volume 16 #3 of Skeptic Magazine had three excellent articles on Islam, that I think would be informative for the (at this count, 57) commenters to this story. One of which was an interview with a historian and expert on the relations throughout the centuries between Muslim and Christian cultures.

http://www.skeptic.com/the_mag...

CavemanRadio
CavemanRadio

I would have given the employee a promotion

CavemanRadio
CavemanRadio

I hope changes stick too, like Musilims will stop killing Jews and Christians...

Mark Williams
Mark Williams

So some moslem scrawls a crude 911 threat, blames an American and political correctness lynches the American.  Welcome to Hussein Obama's Sharia States of America. Take the Sons of Bitches out.

Mark Williams
Mark Williams

Some moslem draws a crude image of 911, blames an American workin' stiff and political correctness lynches the American.   Count me as being with Teamsters President James Hoffa....  let's just take the SOB's out!

guest
guest

Wow, can I just say congrats to the previous posters for the surprising amount of civility shown in this thread (Jon Kim's transparent trolling attempts notwithstanding). I popped over from fark to check out the flame-war and was happily disappointed.  

raynola
raynola

I went to the Petrol Station once with some friends. I don't drink, I was just there to hang out with my friends who do, and the amount of attitude and mockery I got because I was trying to find out what they had to drink that was non-alcoholic was kind of ridiculous and juvenile. Buncha hipster douchebag assholes. Tarek's experience doesn't surprise me. I won't be back.

Comments
Comments

Fucking Commie Motherfuckers can go fuck themselves unlubed.  Goddamned motherfucking sand nigger pedophile Allah beaters.

Webmaster
Webmaster

Happy 9/11 Raghead. We should have nuked you all back into the stone age in 1979.

Anisah David
Anisah David

Not only was the "artwork" offensive, but the intention wasn't a joke -- trust me. It was intended to intimidate the customer. I for one wouldn't trust any food handed to me by someone making such a statement! It was sick at all levels.

honest
honest

@bumboclot They sell beer, something that you, a "Muslim dude" knows nothing about

Guest
Guest

I read the owner, Ben Fullelove, said his employee was "really, really retarded."  He got some bad press out of that and had to apologize.

Next, I can see them saying:

Well, sorry we used the word "retarded."  What we meant to say was "that is so gay."

SHUT UP & EAT!!!
SHUT UP & EAT!!!

1.) The employee has proven himself to be an asshole. 2.) All workplace assholes should be fired immediately.3.) Therefore, the employee should be fired.4.) So, fuck that guy.

That is all.

John Seaborn Gray
John Seaborn Gray

You don't understand how freedom works. You are free to express yourself to a customer in woefully ignorant fashion. Your boss is then free to fire your dumb ass. AMERICA!

Americunt
Americunt

I love the fact that it's made us stupid!

Gary Rumain
Gary Rumain

You were correct with your first sentence then you slipped off. Please go reread the koran and pay attention to sura 8:12 and suras 9:5 and 9:29.

Jon Kim
Jon Kim

America has become a wimp who now kowtows to everyone while the anti-American crowd proudly gets to burn US flags in front of US Embassies worldwide.  Is there something wrong with this picture?  Absolutely!!!!!!!  I still cannot fucking figure out why this Muslim who is self-admittedly a bad Muslim to start out with; probably meaning that he isn't all that into Islam faith in the first place who also considers himself American foremost, got so upset at this.  So what was the problem?  Did he feel threatened?  So you come back bitch and whine and get this guy fired?  So he made it worse then didn't he?  If this employee is really some hateful psycho nutjob, was it better to get him fired?  I mean, his Muslim ass got him fired.  Did he get some sense of satisfaction?  If I was the employee, I would get a top notch lawyer and sue both the Muslim and the Petrol store.  I know vast majority of Americans would get behind him as well.  So, burning US flags in front of US Embassies are protected but drawing some little drawings is worthy of being fired over?  It being offensive is a matter of opinion, not some legal, moral, or ethical matter.  I laughed out loud at this ridiculous story.  It is a testament to how this great country has become a fucking nation of kowtowing, apologetic, gutless fucking wimps and politically correct pricks!!!

Jon Kim
Jon Kim

It's cool to talk shit about Jews and Whites in public but make one small criticism of President Obama, and you will be called a racist.

Allen Keeton
Allen Keeton

 this is why we cant have nice things....

H_e_x
H_e_x

This story went national, so we are getting trolled. I just assume any and all "internet tough guys" are obese virgins who are blame the world for their inability to get laid and make friends. Misery loves company.

Jon Kim
Jon Kim

Civility?  Agreeing with him being fired is being "civil"? ha ha ha.  What a lamewit and utterly meaningless comment.  Flame war?  You are one of those imbeciles online who think everything involves TROLLS and are FLAME WARS huh?  Get the fuck off the internet and stop playing stupid role playing games online then.  This is just an honest opinion in the face of fakeness and growing minions of abject retards in this world.  Most shocking is that majority of these wimps are in USA itself.  This employee did something tactless, no reason to lose a job over.  Store owner is not some wonderful person either... he is just afraid of lawsuits and national exposure.  And the best most cheap solution is to fire the employee. So he took the option.

Jon Kim
Jon Kim

You are the classic wimp and gutless fakes of this world.  Thanks for proving my point pretentious prick and immediately pulling out the word "troll", the favorite word of the fake pricks of our world.

Jon Kim
Jon Kim

Good.  I am sure they won't consider it some huge fucking financial loss.  

Ashley Riley
Ashley Riley

:washes out above commentator's mouth with caustic soap:

Sadly his/her brain is beyond intervention.

Jon Kim
Jon Kim

Nothing wrong with this comment either.  

Gary Rumain
Gary Rumain

Given the fondness of koranimals for fecal jihad, spitting in the food (or whatever he might have tried - assuming he did try something) would be tame in comparison.

Jon Kim
Jon Kim

Art work is "offensive" to whom exactly?  To Americans or to Muslims?  Is it also insulting to millions of Muslims who actually joyfully celebrated 9-11?  Art is offensive because it is a badly done drawing?  Why would it be insulting to Muslims when most Americans won't find it offensive?  Most of 9-11 commemorations actually do include the Twin Towers.  I don't think the drawing is offensive to Americans or to even 9-11 victims.  So why would it be offensive to a Muslim?  Do you find Al Jazeera offensive?  Probably not right?  So shut up!!!  

Jon Kim
Jon Kim

Oh please... don't even try to know what the airhead was thinking.  None of us has any idea.  The best guess would be that he was being a mean, sarcastic ass to the Muslim customer.  Wow, you want a fucking medal for being discriminated against in America?  Big fucking deal.  10 years?  Wanna fucking cookie?  There are a lot of truly bizarre Muslims in this world.  They eat up hate filled utter nonsense proudly aired without apologies on Al Jazeera and most Muslims eat it up.  Most of them do not even cringe for most of them agree with stuff aired.  But when some little thing is said or done against Muslims, they go apeshit.  Then don't go to fastfood places then.  OK?  There are several millions of Muslim who in fact joyfully celebrated 9-11 and Al Jazeera aired them.  I don't expect or demand apologies from Al Jazeera.   Why do you care what Muslim hating mainstream think anyway?  Then the thing to do is move out of Oklahoma isn't it?  Life is not that serious.  Move to where life and the surrounding is friendly to you rather than demanding that everyone conform to your ideals of what is proper and ideal.  Who the fuck said life and human beings are ideal much less perfect?  Stop making retarded demands.  

FreeDumb1
FreeDumb1

people are all ready stupid, freedom of expression just lets them show us how stupid they really are.

H_e_x
H_e_x

Do you just troll the internet, looking for anything Muslim related? A quick glimpse of your commenting history shows this to be true.

saraslogg
saraslogg

You sound like a real winner haha pos

Guest
Guest

this is why our boys should've FINISHED THE JOB in Korea.

Go play Starcraft or something, Dear Leader.

raynola
raynola

I don't even live in Houston, so yeah, it's not like they have to send their kids to public school for lack of my money, but still...hipster douchebag assholes for life, clearly.

H_e_x
H_e_x

Looks like someone didn't get enough hugs as a kid.

Gary Rumain
Gary Rumain

Moral relativism not your strong suite either, arselifter?

Jonny
Jonny

Now bullshit pseudo-intellectualism. Yucking it up while watching Al Jazeera but being upset at this makes for a huge joke and the ultimate failure in logic. Why did this Muslim make a big deal out of it? The real fallacy would be if this Muslim secretly celebrated 9/11 wouldn't it? You are too typically fake and dumb as shit to understand my point so stop posturing.

Umm Huraira
Umm Huraira

That's a logical fallacy. Please take logic 101, come back, and try again.

Jon Kim
Jon Kim

Yes, but Muslims burning US flags in front of US Embassy and celebrating 9-11 is oh so wonderful right?

Jon Kim
Jon Kim

Thank you for being fake and gutless.   Oh, and fucking pretentious.  Your stupidity feeds honest responses.  Honesty and frankness does not exist in our fake world evidenced by imbeciles like you who erroneously think you are some introspective intellectual.  You are an idiot.

H_e_x
H_e_x

I apologize for feeding the troll.

Jon Kim
Jon Kim

Wow... what a relevant retort.  Immediately out of the gates with the always popular and ever pathetic "amateur psycho-babble".  Good job simpleton!!!  Fucking pathetic.

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