I missed the despicable story of Gil Parker Payne and his religious intolerance last December. Here’s the gist:
Payne, who was seated several rows behind the woman, walked up the aisle towards her while the plane was still in flight, stopped next to her seat, and said, “Take it off! This is America!” When she didn’t follow his orders, he proceeded to pull her hijab all the way off, leaving the woman’s head exposed.
Last week, however, Mr. Payne pled guilty to using force or threat of force to intentionally obstruct the free exercise of religious beliefs. This is America.