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Rep. John Fleming: Couple Kicked Out Not For Being Muslim But For Messing Up Bathroom, Having Ties To Terrorists

Obviously you believe this guy. Did the Husains have an American flag behind them? We don't think so! Congressman John Fleming has had it up to here with your nonsense about the Muslim couple kicked out of his Shreveport franchise. They were not kicked out for being Muslim. They were kicked out for using the bathroom too long, scaring other customers (by being Muslim), and having ties to terrorism. Not for being Muslim at all.

It is really unfair to just take the Muslimy couple’s word for it that Mr. Mohammad Husain and his wife, Talat, were kicked out of a Subway franchise owned by Rep. John Fleming just for being scary Muslims. Why would you take the word of some strangers over the word of a man waving around a video of the encounter that he won’t let you see?

The congressman, who owns dozens of Subways in the state, said Mohammad Husain’s allegation that an employee asked about his religion was untrue and a security video proves it.

“She never asked if he was Muslim. That’s simply not true, and the audio and video supports it,” Fleming told the paper. “It really seems to me he was trying to provoke a reaction and only asked to eat after he’d provoked a reaction.”

Great, can we see the video please, Honorable Mr. Fleming? That would just make this whole thing very easy to settle.

Fleming said there was no current plan to release the security video because it could give the Husains extra information if they choose to sue.

Oh.

He also suggested the Husains could have “political reasons” for their actions and said the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which publicized the couple’s complaints, had “nefarious connections” and ties to Hamas.

We’ll just leave that there then.

[TPM]

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137 comments

    1. kyeshinka

      No more than it makes me a wine snob because I don't think a box of Peter Vella is the best Christmas gift.

    1. PugglesRule

      The bathrooms at Subway at least are cleaner than the ones at Wendy's. I swear the women's restroom at every Wendy's in my city is moldy.

      1. criticaldragon

        PugglesRule,

        The men's room is usually very clean at the Wendy's near where I live, and so the one the Subway closest to my house. However there's another Subway in my neighborhood that doesn't even have a bathroom. Actually most of them that I've been to, don't have one. I don't know how they're able to do that. There must be one for the employees at least.

    1. OneDollarJuana

      You laugh, but this is exactly the way our "justice" system will work if you are arrested as a "terrorist". When you ask for the evidence against you, you will be told that it is classified, and you can't see it.

  1. Mumbletypeg

    I've been accused of dropping some "bombs" while in public restrooms but sheesh, they didn't go so far as to label me "TERRIST!!1!" cause after all, we're only human.

    1. scorpy1

      Agreed; It's almost unbelievable as someone suckling the teat of franchising thinking that they're visionary job creators.

  2. freakishlywrong

    Fleming said there was no current plan to release the security video because it could give the Husains extra information if they choose to sue.

    Wait, whut?

  3. Troubledog

    Longer Rep Fleming: The problem started when they ignored the signs and used the whites only restroom in my Subway. We have clearly marked restroom options and each customer is entrusted to choose the most appropriate comfort station. The fact that these signs are visible in my surveillance video is of no import. These brown people are in the wrong and owe me an apology.

    1. kyeshinka

      Here's where it gets tricky. Hypothetically, what if you have a fairer Muslim family from Algeria or Bosnia visiting your restaurant, instead of your more swarthy variety from places like Yemen or Bangladesh, which restroom would they use? If Louisiana is ever to join the 21st century, someone needs to be thinking of these things.

  4. MacRaith

    Hey, dumbass. If they plan to sue, they'll just get a subpoena for the video, and you'll have to hand it over. And if you erase it beforehand so that they can't subpoena it, that's obstruction of justice. Care to dig your hole any deeper? I'll loan you a shovel.

  5. BaldarTFlagass

    I think the Muslims practically take a bath after they use the toilet, and I imagine that the Subway didn't have a footbath in their restroom, so that part may be legit.

  6. GoodDogThor

    Does he have "political reasons" for being a douchebag? Nevermind, he's a Republican congressman which makes the question moot.

  7. Lizzietish81

    I know I asked this in the previous article on this but…isn't a Congressman owning a major franchise shady? Like conflict of interest shady?

    1. OneYieldRegular

      Someone will need to check his votes to see if he's always supporting suspicious subsidies for processed meat by-products.

  8. YouFail4eva

    Well, this is a complete game changer. I never expected that a crazy tea-partier would accuse a couple of being terrorists just because they are muslim.

    Say, you know who else accused an entire ethnicity of being terrorists?

  9. Vecchiojohn

    Does this mean we can't expect the falafel and honey mustard to be the sandwich o' the month any time soon?

  10. el_donaldo

    Maybe Fleming stays awake late at night actually concerned that terrorists are going to bomb his sandwich place because they mistake it for an real subway station. The stress will get to you after a while.

  11. T3rbo

    Come on, this has happened to me dozens of times at subway.
    "Let me get a footlong meatball sub."
    "Hold on, let me take a look at the bathroom first."
    "Oh, hell…"
    "How long were you in there for? You left a paper towel on the floor…"
    "Oh, man, I didnt know there was a timer!"
    "NO SUB FOR YOU! GET OUT!!!"

  12. Goonemeritus

    I did get frisked by the Swiss Guard at St. Peter’s Basilica once but I have never been thrown out of any fast food franchise.

  13. Lizzietish81

    I messed up a restroom once, and it was because I was a filthy pagan.

    Literally, my sister and I were coming back from a camping trip celebrating the festival of Beltane which was on a particularly muddy early May weekend. I went to the bathroom to pee and saw I was still muddy so I started cleaning myself…and well then there was mud all over the bathroom so I tried cleaning that, but then more of the mud on my skin drizzled off and well, long story short they had it coming because they were serving "Freedom Fries" because the French were being mean to us over bombing Iraq or something.

  14. Terry

    "He also suggested the Husains could have “political reasons” for their actions"

    Political reasons for going into a Subway and trying to order sandwiches?

    1. YouFail4eva

      Ask for a veggie sub. After adding mayo and mustard, they have the sub toasted, pay for it, and quietly leave with no further complications.

      …I didn't do it right, huh?

    2. drbill0620

      Have wild sex and scream obscenities in a foreign tongue – upsetting all of the sammich eaters who run to the bathroom to puke only to find it "occupied."

  15. T3rbo

    As usual, the comments on the article referenced are pretty good. The problem that the lamestream media that Wonkette represents is that it does not mention what the commentors picked up on-the problem is that the Subway Muslim non-customers were trying to implement the dreaded Sharia law

      1. T3rbo

        Yes, Wonkette is mainstream media and Sharia law is a creeping threat. Also, Romney won the election but blacks stole it from him, and the Mossad did 9/11

    1. YouFail4eva

      Are you kidding me? The only subs that are worth it for five bucks are the meatball. Everything else is at least 6.75. Besides, a witch hunt is a premium thing man. It's at least 8.75

  16. larrykat

    By some trick of fate, I happen to know several people (well, 4) that own small-ish chains of national fast food franchises, including Subway, and in another case McDonalds. Another has a few Hardee's. And by another trick of fate, they are all douchebags. Strange.

    1. glamourdammerung

      It is unlikely (because most folks are not going to spend the dough for a fast food shop), but there are setups that do audio and video for security videos. Though I suspect either they are bluffing here or outright lying about how innocent the store employee was given that they are refusing to release this evidence.

      Maybe they are waiting to seeing if O'Keefe can get his probation officer to let him come down there (or simply ignore his probation again)?

  17. Joshua Norton

    They were kicked out for using the bathroom too long

    Cletus: Hey Billy Joe Bob. Sez here they were in the bathroom too long.
    Billy Joe Bob: What's a bathroom?
    Cletus: How the hell should I know. I ain't Muslin.

  18. elviouslyqueer

    Fleming said Mohammad Husain spread a blanket and trinkets on the ground of the parking lot and that the 63-year-old might have been trying to pray. A female employee thought his behavior was odd, believed he might have been a vagabond and asked him to leave, according to Fleming.

    Right. Because praying before tucking in to a restaurant meal is totally and completely unheard of, especially in the South.

    1. actor212

      Y'know, I had the feeling, once this story came out, that this was the real reason: the husband probably realized it was time to pray, went outside while his wife washed up for prayers (thus explaining the long time, since normally Subway employees don't bother washing and neither do the patrons) so when he set out the mats for prayers, they locked the doors thinking he was about to bomb the place.

      That would explain (altho not excuse) the police pat-down, if they had any inkling the guy might be armed.

  19. Monsieur_Grumpe

    I'm eating better these days because I boycott establishments that do offensive shit like this.
    The only fast-food establishment left is Rat-in-a-Box

  20. glamourdammerung

    Saying that you can not realize a video because it will give a person something that they can sue you over sort of contradicts claiming that the exact same video vindicates you.

  21. BaldarTFlagass

    I just can't get my panties in too much of a twist about this. It's fucking Louisiana!! What would you expect?

    1. FakaktaSouth

      You know what I am confused about? Why would ANYONE eat in a Subway ever, but PARTICULARLY in Louisiana? Say what you will about the terrible parts of the place, but good lord the food is NOT one of those parts. I love love love to go to Louisiana just to eat and eat and eat. Of course I am used to redneck teatarded morons so I don't notice them.

      1. BaldarTFlagass

        Yeah, but we're not talking about the epicenter of Acadian cuisine here, we're talking about Shreveport, where the primary generator of culture is the local nuclear bomber base. The morons, of course, are just part of the landscape.

        1. FakaktaSouth

          Yeah, I get it. And at least the last time I was there, Shreveport is in a dry county. Nevermind, fuck the whole place.

  22. actor212

    So he's not going to release a video that their attorneys would easily get on a subpoena, because they might sue if the tape was released?

    Idiot.

      1. criticaldragon

        HistoriCat,

        Which will only give us more reason to be suspicious, along with him spouting that CAIR supports terrorists, which is a common claim in the anti Muslim "counter Jihad" movement. If Congressman John Fleming does that actually going to make it look like he's covering it up, and most likely he will be.

      1. criticaldragon

        Guppy,

        I have a feeling you're joking, but if he's a congressmen, he really should understand the law.

  23. FakaktaSouth

    "He also suggested the Husains could have “political reasons” for their actions and said the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which publicized the couple’s complaints, had “nefarious connections” and ties to Hamas."

    So because a paper this dude says has "ties to Hamas" (they do not) reported on the story, now the couple are tied to Hamas as well? That is amazing and also means since Wonkette reported on this story, the good Rep Fleming now has ties to some nefarious buttsecks, atheists and liberals out the ying yang, yes? Nice.

    1. YouFail4eva

      Nefarious buttsecks. Is that better or worse than invidious buttsecks? I can never tell the difference.

  24. SayItWithWookies

    He also suggested the Husains could have “political reasons” for their actions and said the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which publicized the couple’s complaints, had “nefarious connections” and ties to Hamas.

    That so? I kow for a fact that Congressman John Fleming has ties to an organization that authorized the invasion of a completely sovereign country and the murder of 600,000 innocent men, women and children for no damn reason at all.

    1. YouFail4eva

      London! It's Europe, Socialism, and shit.

      Besides, you think this yahoo is even aware that other countries exist? Or that shit happened in them?

  25. arihaya

    The congressman, who owns dozens of Subways in the state, said Mohammad Husain’s allegation that an employee asked about his religion was untrue and a security video proves it.

    Mohammad Husain
    Saddam Husein
    Barack HUSEIN Obama

    coincidence? I think not !

    1. YouFail4eva

      Yes, who would have thought that a common name in the Islamic faith would have been shared by so many people. I mean, what are the odds?

  26. widestanceromance

    I'm outraged that this man sells halaal food to begin with, because that's how sharia law starts, with food, and next thing you know, you're gay-marrying your dog wearing organic cotton to avoid going to FEMA prison.

    Also.

  27. christianmuslin

    Representative Fleming should check the career opportunities section at the Heritage Foundation. They are in need of some new ideas…

  28. mavenmaven

    Before long they'll be demanding that felafel be served in Subways, and before you know it, everyone will be eating muslin food. Fleming is just fighting against sharia law and for the great murican tradition of nasty death hastening obesity products.

    1. SigDeFlyinMonky

      What if the food is on a stick? Satay, shishkabob… SHARIA! This makes corn dogs a gateway sharia food!

  29. pinkocommi

    The Husains weren't discriminated against because they are Muslim. They were discriminated against because they are brown and Muslim.

  30. StillGoinGreen

    She didn't call them Muslimy fucking Muslims a bunch of scary fucking Muslims! And if you think she did, you are all a bunch of Muslimy fucking Muslim Terrorists!!

  31. Slim_Pickins

    That's links to tourism, John, tourism not terrorism. They are the Michelin inspectors for fast food chains. You blew it.

  32. criticaldragon

    Who is John Fleming kidding? Even if he hadn't come out with the long debunked "Hamas Linked CAIR" meme, why should we trust him when he won't release the video that he claims would vindicate his employees?

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