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of Iraqi Woman-Unproven!
Summary of the eRumor: The story of an encounter
between a super market cashier and a woman from Iraq.
The Iraqi notices the cashier's U.S. flag and asks when the bombing of
her countrymen is going to stop.
Another man in line puts his arm around the shoulder of a soldier who is
also standing in line and explains that Americans like him are fighting
and dying so that the Iraqi lady can accuse a cashier of bombing her
He continued by saying that he'd be glad to buy her a ticket back to
Iraq so she could straighten out the mess that she's obviously in the
U.S. to avoid.
The Truth: This story has circulated
since shortly after the war in Iraq started.
The location and other details of the story have varied with each
telling, but we've never found any credible source for it.
Last updated 10/1/05
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
One of my sons serves in the military. He is
still stateside, here in
California. He called me yesterday to let me know
how warm and welcoming
people were to him, and his troops, everywhere he
goes, telling me how
people shake their hands, and thank them for
being willing to serve, and
fight, for not only our own freedoms but so that
others may have them
But he also told me about an incident in the
grocery store he stopped at
yesterday, on his way home from the base. He said
that ahead of several
people in front of him stood a woman dressed in a
He said when she got to the cashier she loudly
remarked about the U.S.
flag lapel pin the cashier wore on her smock. The
cashier reached up
and touched the pin, and said proudly," Yes,
I always wear it and
probably always will."
The woman in the burkha then asked the cashier
when she was going to
stop bombing her countrymen, explaining that she
was Iraqi. A gentleman
standing behind my son stepped forward, putting
his arm around my son's
shoulders, and nodding towards my son, said in a
calm and gentle voice
to the Iraqi woman: "Lady, hundreds of
thousands of men and women like
this young man have fought and died so that YOU
could stand here, in MY
country and accuse a check-out cashier of bombing
YOUR countrymen.. It
my belief that had you been this outspoken in
YOUR own country, we
wouldn't need to be there today. But, hey, if you
have now learned how
to speak out so loudly and clearly, I'll gladly
buy you a ticket and pay
your way back to Iraq so you can straighten out
the mess in YOUR country
that you are obviously here in MY country to
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