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American Soldier Stands Up For Muslim Man Against Anti-Islamic Bigot

ABC's "What Would You Do" captured the powerful moment when a soldier defends a Middle-Eastern man from a ranting Islamaphobe.

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ABC's hidden-camera series "What Would You Do" filmed random people's reactions to an anti-Muslim bigot (an actor) ranting at a Middle-Eastern shop owner (also an actor). At 4:45, a uniformed soldier shuts the Islamaphobe down.

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"You have a choice to shop anywhere just like he has a choice to practice his religion anywhere. That's the reason I wear the uniform — so anyone can live free in this country. Leave the man alone. Buy your stuff. And leave."

Ellie Hall is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC.

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