Click on the dotted underlined words to check the meaning.
Soldier responds to anti Muslim comments. The other guy just acted a part but the soldier had no idea… His response is amazing.
Was it heroic? What would you do if you were the soldier? What would you do in his shoes?
✏️ to stand up for someone else =› to defend or support a particular idea or a person who is being criticized or attacked:
e.g. We should all stand up for our rights.
🎥 Watch the video and tell me what you would do if it were you.
At the end, the soldier answers this question:
Journalist: “What principles were you defending?”
Soldier: “Everyone’s “inalienable rights”
Soldier: “Everyone’s in this country.”
🎧 Listen to and read along the explanation of what “inalienable rights” are:
As the Declaration of Independence asserts, natural (or “inalienable”) rights include “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Other natural rights are protected in the Bill of Rights, including freedom of speech, religion, and press.
The Declaration, as printed under the order of Congress, says “unalienable,” according to ushistory.org, a Web site of the nonprofit Independence Hall Association.
President Obama, according to grammarphobia.com, has used both:
🎧 Listen to how we pronounce “inalienable rights”:
My personal conclusion is that I am extremely hopeful of a brighter and better future (a near future) where all races will live peacefully and will RESPECT the choices our fellow human beings make. As Khan says in the film “My name is Khan”: there are only two types of people in this world – the ones that do good and the ones that do bad. That’s the only difference there is.
So let’s start making a difference by respecting people around us and by doing more good?