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    Muslim storekeeper changes robber's mind and religion

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    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.

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    Re: Muslim storekeeper changes robber's mind and religion



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

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    Re: Muslim storekeeper changes robber's mind and religion

    Alhamdulillah, Allah is awesome
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    "O ye who belive! Endure, outdo all others in endurance, be ready, and observe your duty to Allah, in order that you may succeed"
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    Re: Muslim storekeeper changes robber's mind and religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Far7an View Post
    ["I said 'Congratulations. You are now a Muslim and your name is Nawaz Sharif Zardari.'"
    ahahahaha thats hilarious how random, probly because the corrupted zardari robbed the country of its money
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    Re: Muslim storekeeper changes robber's mind and religion

    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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    Re: Muslim storekeeper changes robber's mind and religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Scents of Jannah View Post
    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
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    Re: Muslim storekeeper changes robber's mind and religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Scents of Jannah View Post
    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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    Re: Muslim storekeeper changes robber's mind and religion

    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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    *Without Allah, without Islam, life would be meaningless. If I've ever learned patience, it's because of this. Alhamdulillah...*
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    Re: Muslim storekeeper changes robber's mind and religion

    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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    Re: Muslim storekeeper changes robber's mind and religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Light of Heaven View Post
    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 ? oh:
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    The shopkeeper deserves the stamp of awesomeness.
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    In other aamirsaabs words "Kudos to the guy".
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    Re: Muslim storekeeper changes robber's mind and religion

    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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    Re: Muslim storekeeper changes robber's mind and religion

    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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    Re: Muslim storekeeper changes robber's mind and religion

    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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    Re: Muslim storekeeper changes robber's mind and religion

    Propaganda for what?
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    Re: Muslim storekeeper changes robber's mind and religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Güven View Post
    where is the video ? oh:
    It might be on youtube, I havent checked. I happened to see the video on TV.


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    Here it is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWSFc...eature=related
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    Re: Muslim storekeeper changes robber's mind and religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Light of Heaven View Post
    It might be on youtube, I havent checked. I happened to see the video on TV.


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    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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4Qh4mZ7Ucg
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    Re: Muslim storekeeper changes robber's mind and religion

    ^^ HAHA yes i saw that one
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    Re: Muslim storekeeper changes robber's mind and religion

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    Propaganda for what?
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