Trader Joe’s Customer Filmed Going On An Islamophobic Rant

“Obama’s not in office anymore”

Recent studies show that hate crimes against Muslims are on the rise. Sadly, this disturbing reality comes as no surprise, after President Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric on the 2016 campaign trail. Upon taking office, his administration has attempted to normalize Islamophobia with two failed travel bans. Recently, Islamophobia reared its disgusting head again, this time in the checkout aisle in a Reston, Virginia, Trader Joe’s.

The video was given to comedian Jeremy McLellan by a friend he pledged to keep anonymous. McLellan shared the video on Facebook where it’s been viewed over 5 million times. The video starts after a hurried blonde woman asked McLellan’s friend, a Muslim woman, to let her cut in line. The woman then began to talk disparagingly about a woman in the store who was wearing a niqab and asked the Muslim woman why she didn’t cover up as well. When the Muslim woman said that it was her personal choice, the blonde woman replied, “I wish they didn’t let you in the country,” so the Muslim woman began filming.

During the interaction, the Muslim woman refuted the accusation that she wasn’t American saying she was born in the United States. The blonde woman responded with a cryptic, pro-Trump warning: “Obama’s not in office anymore. We don’t have a Muslim in there anymore ... He’s gone, too. He may be in jail, in the future,” the woman said.

“You look a little crazy, maybe you need to get some help,” the Muslim woman responded.

“I’m very normal,” the blonde woman replied.

If that woman is normal, we have a bigger problem in the United States than we already know.


Seventy-five years ago, on January 27, 1945, the Soviet Army liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland.

Auschwitz was the deadliest of Nazi Germany's 20 concentration camps. From 1940 to 1945 of the 1.3 million prisoners sent to Auschwitz, 1.1 million died. That figure includes 960,000 Jews, 74,000 non-Jewish Poles, 21,000 Roma, 15,000 Soviet prisoners of war, and up to 15,000 other Europeans.

The vast majority of the inmates were murdered in the gas chambers while others died of starvation, disease, exhaustion, and executions.

Keep Reading
via Barry Schapiro / Twitter

The phrase "stay in your lane" is usually lobbed at celebrities who talk about politics on Twitter by people who disagree with them. People in the sports world will often get a "stick to sports" when they try to have an opinion that lies outside of the field of play.

Keep Reading
via Stu Hansen / Twitter

In a move that feels like the subject line of a spam email or the premise of a bad '80s movie, online shopping mogul Yusaku Maezawa is giving away money as a social experiment.

Maezawa will give ¥1 million yen ($9,130) to 1,000 followers who retweeted his January 1st post announcing the giveaway. The deadline to retweet was Tuesday, January 7.

Keep Reading