The Man Who Created The First Gay-Friendly Mosque Deals With Death Threats Like A Champ

Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed had to overcome a mind-boggling amount of homophobia to open the world's first gay-friendly mosque. My personal favorite moment is at 1:46, when he discusses the death threats they've received. If that isn't being cool under pressure, I don't know what is.

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There is no playbook for how to deal with someone going on a racist rant in public. But the way server Gennica Cochran handled a bigot demeaning a table of Asian customers is something we can all applaud.

She was working as a server at a Camel Valley restaurant near San Francisco when Michael Lofthouse, CEO of tech firm Solid8, began harassing an Asian family celebrating a birthday.

Lofthouse had been belligerent all night, changing his seat and repeatedly sending back food.

After going on an expletive-laden racist rant at the family for singing "Happy Birthday," Jordan Chan, pulled out his cellphone, began recording Lofthouse, asking him to, "Say that again."

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