Angry Staff Officer, a popular twitter account of about 11,000 followers, tweeted on Wednesday that as a Jew, he stands with Muslims against discrimination — and found himself surrounded by supporters.
He wrote his statement the same day that President Donald Trump’s draft executive order that would place a ban on immigrants from Muslim-majority countries and Syrian refugees surfaced.
The tweet has been liked over 5,300 times and retweeted nearly 2,200 times.
Angry Staff Officer’s tweet:
As a US Army Soldier of Jewish heritage, I stand with my Muslim brothers & sisters & against religious/ethnic discrimination.— Angry Staff Officer (@pptsapper) January 26, 2017
Others retweeted in support of the Angry Staff Officer:
American of faith, husband, son & father of three. My grandfather died smuggling people out of Nazi Germany into Austria. I stand with you https://t.co/uLvl6PWhPG— Andrew Bowen (@AndrewSBowen) January 26, 2017
+1. I’m a Jewish combat veteran; my dad was born in a WWII DP camp; I stand with @pptsapper et al for US ideals of human rights & equality. https://t.co/6WGRU44hB0— Phillip Carter (@Carter_PE) January 26, 2017
As a combat vet who wouldn’t be here if my grandparents hadn’t survived Nazi concentration camps, this couldn’t resonate more. https://t.co/dKiAYQ6sDZ— JH (@joshh031) January 26, 2017
As a former sailor, daughter of a Marine, granddaughter of another Marine, granddaughter of a Seabee and Police Chief I stand with you. https://t.co/TSbhtEtIzG— Allison (@Friedgrouch) January 26, 2017
As a Veteran of the US Army, I have & will continue to stand with you & them ALWAYS. 150%. Thank you for putting this out there. https://t.co/Y0Rsnwphmm— Holly (@ArmyWife98) January 26, 2017
As a TXARNG Soldier whose grandfather was a part of the Polish Resistance & paid gruesomely, I stand with my Muslim brothers & sisters also https://t.co/YwOKPrVEFq— Kaz (@chris78701) January 26, 2017
On Thursday, Angry Staff Officer took a moment to appreciate the fact that so many share his sentiments.
Watching the replies to these tweets is…amazing. So many former/ current servicemembers standing up to #ProtectandDefend US values & ethos— Angry Staff Officer (@pptsapper) January 26, 2017
This story "Angry Jewish Soldier Tweets Solidarity with Muslims" was written by Andrea Cantor.