Click on the dotted underlined words to check the meaning.
Soldier responds to anti Muslim comments. The other guy just acted a part but the soldier had no idea… His response is amazing.
Was it heroic? What would you do if you were the soldier? What would you do in his shoes?
✏️ to stand up for someone else =› to defend or support a particular idea or a person who is being criticized or attacked:
e.g. We should all stand up for our rights.
🎥 Watch the video and tell me what you would do if it were you.
At the end, the soldier answers this question:
Journalist: “What principles were you defending?”
Soldier: “Everyone’s “inalienable rights”
Soldier: “Everyone’s in this country.”
🎧 Listen to and read along the explanation of what “inalienable rights” are:
As the Declaration of Independence asserts, natural (or “inalienable”) rights include “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Other natural rights are protected in the Bill of Rights, including freedom of speech, religion, and press.
The Declaration, as printed under the order of Congress, says “unalienable,” according to ushistory.org, a Web site of the nonprofit Independence Hall Association.
President Obama, according to grammarphobia.com, has used both:
In his Inaugural Address on Jan 21, 2013, he referred to “unalienable rights,” but in remarks about gun violence on Jan 16, 2013, he used the phrase “inalienable rights.”
🎧 Listen to how we pronounce “inalienable rights”:
My personal conclusion is that I am extremely hopeful of a brighter and better future (a near future) where all races will live peacefully and will RESPECT the choices our fellow human beings make. As Khan says in the film “My name is Khan”: there are only two types of people in this world – the ones that do good and the ones that do bad. That’s the only difference there is.
So let’s start making a difference by respecting people around us and by doing more good?
Awesome post! Thanks a lot! 🙏🏻
Ever since I saw this video, it made me wonder that the world can always be a better place. We just have to do more good! 😉
Every person has some kind of prejudice, however he/she knows it or not. It exists even when people don’t express it openly. The action’s soldier show us the difference between to read/ to know the Declaration and to apply/ to live the Declaration. Great post to think about.
I second that! The video shows that we can always nurture respect towards our fellow human being. No matter what! 😉 it’s a choice we can always make.
I saw this video a while ago. It’s absolutely great and remind us how the world and people can be good, despite of the everyday madness. It brings us some hope.
That is exactly what this video made me feel: HOPE! ❤
Simply awesome😊👍👍👍cheers to that American soldier❤
I really impressed by the video.I just want to work on myself to be part of a good group and respect all people as human beings.Thank you sir.
I guess that we have to learn how to respect to everyone because it is essential thing to create the peaceful world. I hope that we could be the better inhabitants.
By learning how to respect people’s lifestyles and religious backgrounds, we are simply sharing and spreading love! Let’s keep hoping and working for a better world!
The behavior of this American soldier is really admirable! This video does make one hope that people will be kinder to each other and treat each other with more respect!
The video gave me lots of hope as well! <3
Firstly I am a muslim. And I am looking forward to seeing the love everywere in our planet because it’s very hard to find a guy hats the others just for his religion or the type of life. Second, I hope that all soldiers are like to this soldier. Thnx for u and i think i have been many mistaks but I am trying always.
Thanks for your hopeful words! About your mistakes: let’s keep trying!
* guy hatEs
* are like this soldier
Good guy. Respect is the most important. The people are different. Different ways of thinking is good. The progress depend of this. When you respect the other and the other respect you, don’t have fight and leaning exist.
Hello everyone. After I watched the video and read the explanation, I totally agree with the importance of respect, we need to be more tolerant in all situations in our life, with all people and without taking part like a judge, our mission is finding the happiness and help other to be best and make efforts to build a nice society. The religion or beliefs can not be a reason to create some barriers to communicate and live.
I second that! Thanks for your amazing words!
This video showed us that there are people that are NOT indifferent with the reality of other people, but I think currently many people are NOT tolerant and the offense of culture is obvious, but if we give best effort the world will be the best without giving importance to religion and respecting freedom of speech