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Far7an
06-07-2009, 09:10 AM
NEW YORK -- A potential victim became a compassionate counselor during a recent robbery attempt, changing the would-be criminal's mind -- and apparently his religion.

Storekeeper Mohammad Sohail was closing up his Long Island convenience store just after midnight on May 21 when -- as shown on the store's surveillance video -- a man came in wielding a baseball bat and demanding money.

"He said, 'Hurry up and give me the money, give me the money!' and I said, 'Hold on'," Sohail recalled in a phone interview with CNN on Tuesday, after the store video and his story was carried on local TV.

Sohail said he reached under the counter, grabbed his gun and told the robber to drop the bat and get down on his knees.

"He's crying like a baby," Sohail said. "He says, 'Don't call police, don't shoot me, I have no money, I have no food in my house.' "

Amidst the man's apologies and pleas, Sohail said he felt a surge of compassion.

He made the man promise never to rob anyone again and when he agreed, Sohail gave him $40 and a loaf of bread.

"When he gets $40, he's very impressed, he says, 'I want to be a Muslim just like you,' " Sohail said, adding he had the would-be criminal recite an Islamic oath.

"I said 'Congratulations. You are now a Muslim and your name is Nawaz Sharif Zardari.'"

When asked why he chose the hybrid of two Pakistani presidents' names, the Pakistani immigrant laughed and said he had been watching a South Asian news channel moments before the confrontation.

Sohail said the man fled the store when he turned away to get the man some free milk.

He said police might still be looking for the suspect but he doesn't intend to press charges.

"The guy, you know, everybody has a hard time right now, it's too bad for everybody right now in this economy," said the storekeeper.

Source: http://www.islamicity.com/articles/A...ef=IC0906-3868
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BintAbee
06-07-2009, 01:32 PM
:sl:

Subhanallah! This is a rare story... not often you come across stuff like this.

:w:
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Tony
06-07-2009, 02:53 PM
Alhamdulillah, Allah is awesome
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aadil77
06-07-2009, 02:55 PM
Originally Posted by Far7an
["I said 'Congratulations. You are now a Muslim and your name is Nawaz Sharif Zardari.'"
ahahahaha thats hilarious :D;D how random, probly because the corrupted zardari robbed the country of its money
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Snowflake
06-07-2009, 02:55 PM
Why flee if you've just become a muslim and you know the victim is going to let you off? Hmmm! I think he just played on the muslim's kindness.
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Tony
06-07-2009, 02:58 PM
Originally Posted by Scents of Jannah
Why flee if you've just become a muslim and you know the victim is going to let you off? Hmmm! I think he just played on the muslim's kindness.
so cynicle:D
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aadil77
06-07-2009, 03:03 PM
Originally Posted by Scents of Jannah
Why flee if you've just become a muslim and you know the victim is going to let you off? Hmmm! I think he just played on the muslim's kindness.
he probly thought he might eventualy get turned in to police, becos it might have seemed to have been too good to be true, lol
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Nσσя'υℓ Jαииαн
06-07-2009, 03:43 PM
Lol have you guys seen the video, it's so funny lol. I wonder where in Long Island, since I happen to live there!
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Yanal
06-07-2009, 06:12 PM
That name/names are very bad for a new convert. InshAllah Nawaz will keep his word and be a true muslim.
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Güven
06-07-2009, 06:24 PM
Originally Posted by Light of Heaven
Lol have you guys seen the video, it's so funny lol. I wonder where in Long Island, since I happen to live there!
where is the video ? :ooh:
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aamirsaab
06-07-2009, 07:26 PM
:sl:
The shopkeeper deserves the stamp of awesomeness.
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Yanal
06-07-2009, 07:32 PM
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In other aamirsaabs words "Kudos to the guy".
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Clover
06-07-2009, 07:52 PM
HAHA, thats funny. Although I do kinda dislike the name, cause its long and the words are rather weird too me. I think it's funny.
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Sister_Zee
06-07-2009, 08:35 PM
Salaam,

That was an excellent gesture from the shopkeeper and insha'Allah the man keeps to is word and not steal again and if he is really having problems may Allah help him and others through these tough times, ameen.
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GreyKode
06-07-2009, 08:45 PM
hmmm... does anybody else feel suspicious about this video, seems to me like some sort of propaganda, donnow maybe its just me?
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Nσσя'υℓ Jαииαн
06-08-2009, 12:26 AM
Propaganda for what?
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Nσσя'υℓ Jαииαн
06-08-2009, 12:28 AM
Originally Posted by Güven
where is the video ? :ooh:
It might be on youtube, I havent checked. I happened to see the video on TV.


EDIT:

Here it is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWSFc...eature=related
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Güven
06-08-2009, 12:45 AM
Originally Posted by Light of Heaven
It might be on youtube, I havent checked. I happened to see the video on TV.


EDIT:

Here it is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWSFc...eature=related
Oh , I forgot to check youtube.

lol thanks , The video was funny , the shop keeper did a great job and handled it peaceful and calm ....unlike this sister :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4Qh4mZ7Ucg
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Nσσя'υℓ Jαииαн
06-08-2009, 03:56 PM
^^ HAHA yes i saw that one :D
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Muezzin
06-09-2009, 02:41 PM
Originally Posted by Light of Heaven
Propaganda for what?
The NRA?
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Layla454
06-09-2009, 10:23 PM
subhanAllah, shame about the names given :mmokay:
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Nσσя'υℓ Jαииαн
06-10-2009, 02:43 AM
Originally Posted by Muezzin
The NRA?
:hmm:

Who knows.
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Muezzin
06-10-2009, 09:22 AM
Originally Posted by Light of Heaven
:hmm:

Who knows.
I was joking.
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Nσσя'υℓ Jαииαн
06-10-2009, 04:15 PM
^ I know, hence my emo...:skeleton:
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