SHAFAQNA – His screams about Muslims left him without ice cream.
A Southern California bigot who yelled at an ice cream store Monday that three young women wearing Islamic religious garb don’t belong in “my country” was kicked out of the store, caught on video and mocked all over the internet.
Malaak Ammari and Nura Takkish told KABC-TV the man whispered something to staff at Andrews Ice Cream and Dessert in Orange about them then came back to berate them after he was kicked out. Takkish took out her cell phone when he tried to come back inside.
“If you can’t be nice, we don’t want you,” a woman who works at the ice cream parlor could be heard saying in the video.
The as-yet-unidentified man turned around and pointed at Takkish, Ammari and another friend sitting with them on his way out the door.
“I don’t want them near my country,” he said.
“Too bad, we’re here,” Takkish replied. “Sucks for you.”
“Sucks for me? You’ll see what happens,” the man said.
“You’re racist, and this is on tape,” Takkish said.
Ammari, 21, and Takkish, 22, praised the owners of the E. Katella Ave. shop and the owner and staff member who spoke up for them in an interview with the TV station.
“I was really hurt because I’m like, ‘I’m American and I’m just as American as everyone else is here,” Takkish said. “Most people are like those women, so I don’t really look at it as a negative experience. I look at it as a very positive one.”
Takkish posted the 20-second cellphone video to Twitter with a nod to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
“When you just trying to eat your ice cream but trump supporters won’t let you live,” she wrote above the video. The tweet had been retweeted over 22,600 times by Wednesday afternoon.
“You two are America. Home of the Free. Where you can choose you own religion, clothing & flavor of ice cream,” one user wrote in a Tweet that Ammari retweeted.
Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian posted a news article about the encounter to her 17 million Facebook followers Wednesday.
“Yasss with the clap back!” Kardashian said. “#boybye.”
Ice cream parlor owner Cynthia Ramsay told BuzzFeed News she had given the man his $3 back.
“Everyone who is nice and friendly is welcome here,” Ramsay said. “I told him, ‘If you’re not going to be nice, we don’t want your business.’ This is not acceptable.”