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Muslim Owner of Texaco In Bogalusa, LA Refuses to Serve Member of Military-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor: This is a forwarded email with
a link to a YouTube video that shows a group of people protesting at a
Texaco gas station in Bogalusa, Louisiana. The narrator of the
video alleged that the owner, a Muslim, refused to serve a uniformed
member of the U.S. Military and this video gone viral on the
Internet. The narrator does not hold back on his language and his video is full of
slurs against Muslims.
The protest took place on June 7,2012 over what the owner claims to be a misunderstanding,
according to an article written that day in the Bogalusa Daily News.
The local paper said that the protest began after a Facebook message went
viral from text forwarded from "a woman who sent a mobile phone message
claiming that her husband was in line at the store and heard a uniformed
member of the National Guard told 'We donít serve your kind.'"
Click here for Bogalusa Daily News story.
The article also stated that the owner, an East Indian immigrant named Savi, "said she has
never refused to serve anyone unless they did not have proper
identification for a controlled item."
At the time of our investigation, no members of the military have yet to
come forward claiming discrimination of any kind from the Texaco truck
A remote news crew from local WSDU-TV was on scene to report on the
settlement between the protesters and the Texaco station. The owner
issued a public apology over the misunderstanding.
WDSU TV report found on YouTube
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
BOGALUSA , LOUISIANA
US SOLDIER DENIED SERVICE AT MUSLIM
OWNED GAS STATION IN LOUISIANA NOT TAKEN LIGHTLY!
Screenshot from video found on YouTube.
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