Disabled Combat Vet Forced to Leave Florida Business Because of Muslim Complaints About His 'Infidel' Tattoo

Last week, a disabled combat vet who had served in Afghanistan and Iraq says he was turned away from a Florida skydiving facility because Qatar Muslims who were training there complained.

Here’s what Eddie Bryant wrote about his experience:

I am a disabled combat veteran. I served in Iraq and worked in Afghanistan. I took an IED because my country asked me too, and I was injured by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. I have a Purple Heart and an ARCOM with Valor. I fully expect to be treated differently when I am visiting another country – when I am in America I expect equality and toleration; but what I experienced today is something that I never would have thought I’d have to go through in my own country. The country I fought for!

I am a skydiver with around 300 jumps under my belt. I’ve done jumps from 30,000 feet, helicopters, hot air balloons, wingsuit skydives and so forth. So with that being said I travel around doing this sport quite a bit. Today was my second time at a dropzone called “Florida Skydiving Center / Skydive Lake Wales”.

Coincidentally there are soldiers from the country of Qatar being trained there.

The picture is of the tattoo I have. Here is the definition of said tattoo: “Kafir (Arabic: كافر‎ kāfir, plural كفّار kuffār) is an Arabic term used in an Islamic doctrinal sense, usually translated as “unbeliever,” “disbeliever,” or “infidel.” The term refers to a person who rejects God or who hides, denies, or covers the “truth.” The Muslim’s from Qatar saw that tattoo and complained to the dropzone. Once they did so I was called to the back office and asked to cover it up by the OWNER. Not that I would, but its 80 something degrees here today, and that would be an unreasonable request. After I told her that I had no pants to cover it up she told me that she has DUCT TAPE that I can use to cover it. I told the lady that I was not going to cover it up, as it was nothing more than a tattoo saying “I am not a Muslim”. After beating around the bush for a few minutes entertaining me while I was trying to convince her otherwise, she asked me to leave.

What kind of America do we live in where someone comes back from war; disabled and decorated… while serving overseas was called an “infidel” for over 2 years, and then get asked to leave an establishment because of a tattoo I have that says just that, because of a culture of people visiting our country, and an American Business with no ethical sense or a backbone for that matter.

Mr. Bryant ends his blog by asking anyone who shares his outrage to contact the business at its Facebook page HERE.

See the original post of Mr. Bryant’s story HERE.

  • To HELL with the MUSLIM SCUMBAGS that infringe on the RIGHTS on any Americans.

    ESPECIALLY A COMBAT VET.

    Why were they learning to SKYDIVE?

    Terrorists in training.

  • mrbp

    Maybe the only customers they will get from now on at the Florida Skydiving Center/Skydive Lake Wales are terrorists. Can they be charged with aiding and abetting terrorisim? I’m sure there are plenty of other places to skydive, but this is disgusting. Why is it all these scumbags allow muslims every right, but discriminate against christens.

  • David in MA

    Why are muslim military in America, “training” to jump?
    And, just where do they intend to jump?
    Is this obama’s secret army?
    One good thig, they will be easier to shoot down than a drone……

  • JDH

    Those idiots are lucky I didn’t own the skydiving facility. I would have immediately hired him as a parachute packer and offered the first jump free to all muslims.

  • C-Christian Soldier

    I’m enraged that they (the muslims) are enraged–

    I want them gone from my Republic!!
    and take the owner of the skydiving co. w/them!!
    boycotts are always good too—

    C-Christian Soldier

  • gvhparkridge

    Why not tatoo it on the muslim’s forehead so he can’t see it.

  • Linda

    Where can I get this tattoo ? He was only agreeing with the idiots who call us infidels. We need more soldiers like this young man ! If the muslims don’t like what we do here in America they should get the hell out of it.

  • Done!!

  • Harry

    I say if these Muslim deficits on the American people don’t like what we wear, what we do or what we believe they can go back to their country and if they like they can go back in a box. Muslims have no right to tell us how to live, or how to dress. First one that tells me something like this will get my size 12 shoe implanted where they sit.

  • Lori

    Disabled Purple Heart veteran, embarassed at local business.” I am
    disgusted with your politically overcorrect action to send away this
    hero for a tatoo that states he is not a muslm, just because of the
    notorious complaints of a few fanatics. Whoever did this should be
    sacked and retrained concerning common sense, patriotism and human
    rights. This was pure rudeness and idiotic too. – well that’s what I have written to their facebook page

  • Desertvet1990

    We are missing the real problem here…. Um, The Buisness!! Who are they? where are they? How do we contact them to express opinion to them?

  • Flayer

    Ask the Qataris if he, as an American, can go to Qatar and start telling American sensibilities. How rude to come in as a guest in our country and start telling us how we must behave in our own country. This goes to our illegal immigrants (aka “trespassers”) as well, btw.

  • Derrick Brackshaw

    What can we expect when we have a muslim president!

  • Islam is a plague.

  • Muslims jumping OUT of airplanes … that’s a first. Usually the just stay in them to the very end.