Editor’s Note: One could claim that if Khalil Cavil was not a terrorist before this incident, he surely is one now. He should be made to face justice over his slander of the people he served.
The problem, of course, is this kind of lie, this kind of vicious slander, is encouraged by the media and the culture. Lie about an islamophobia incident and you will be celebrated and rewarded (think clock boy) with incredible press coverage and untold goodwill and money. This crime is encouraged to give legs to the myth of Islamophobia and “racism” — further absurdity, Islam is not a race. This propaganda subverts and distracts, which is crucial to silencing criticism of jihad (Islamic terrorism) and sharia.
In this case, Khalil Cavil, a 20-year-old server for Saltgrass Steak House in Odessa, Texas, recently made international headlines after posting a picture of a note left by a customer stating “we don’t tip terrorist,” with a circle around his name.
The customer was banned from Saltgrass Steak House and the community, as well as people across the country, rallied behind Cavil after the note went viral.
However, despite the national outrage and Saltgrass’s efforts to ban the customer who allegedly left the note, Cavil, admitted to the Odessa American that he had written the note himself, after it surfaced that the whole story was a hoax.
The story unfolded on July 16 after Cavil uploaded a picture of the receipt to Facebook. On the bill, Cavil’s name was circled and the words, “we don’t tip terrorist,” were written at the top.
In a now-deleted post, he wrote: “I share this because I want people to understand that this racism, and this hatred still exists. Although, this is nothing new, it is still something that will test your faith.” Cavil’s Facebook page also appears to have been deleted.
The terror-tied Hamas organization, CAIR, went to work immediately — and their lapdogs in the press scribbled furiously.
OUTRAGEOUS. CHEAP. RACISTS. The customers at this restaurant ate $100+ in food and then wrote “We Don't Tip Terrorist” on the receipt after seeing the waiter, Khalil Cavil’s, name on it. He’s Christian BTW. pic.twitter.com/eU8tPNyRvS
— Zahra Billoo (@ZahraBilloo) July 18, 2018
Khalil Cavil claimed the patron stiffed him on a $108 meal and instead wrote the hateful message.
A Texas restaurant server cooked up a steaming-hot hoax when he claimed a racist patron stiffed him and wrote “We don’t tip terrorist” on their bill, according to a new report.
“After further investigation, we have learned that our employee fabricated the entire story,” Saltgrass Steak House COO Terry Turney said Monday in a statement to the Odessa American newspaper.
Cavil’s confession to the Odessa American follows a statement issued by Terry Turney, COO of Saltgrass, who has already reached out to the customer who was banned to invite them back to dine for free.
“After further investigation, we have learned that our employee fabricated the entire story. The customer has been contacted and invited back to our restaurant to dine on us,” the statement read. “Racism of any form is intolerable, and we will always act swiftly should it occur in any of our establishments. Falsely accusing someone of racism is equaling disturbing.”
Cavil is no longer employed at Saltgrass, although the company declined to specifically say if he was fired.
“All I can say is he’s no longer with the company,” spokeswoman Colleen Wagner told the Washington Post.
CAVIL HAD RECEIVED MONEY FROM PEOPLE AROUND THE COUNTRY WHO SYMPATHIZED WITH HIS ORDEAL
After sharing his post on Facebook, Cavil had received monetary donations, which he told the newspaper is now being returned, according to CBS News.
— The Root (@TheRoot) July 24, 2018
After Cavil’s story went viral, he had many supporters on Facebook who sent him money. The donations totaled up to about $1,000, but he said all that money is being processed to be returned.
“All money is being processed and being return[ed],” Cavil told the OA. “Most all of it has been returned.”
4. TWITTER INITIALLY RALLIED BEHIND CAVIL AFTER NEWS BROKE OF THE TERRORIST COMMENT, BUT QUICKLY TURNED AGAINST HIM AFTER HE ADMITTED TO WRITING THE NOTE HIMSELF
Twitter rallied behind Cavil after he initially posted the receipt, calling out the alleged non-tipper for being a racist. Users flooded social media with support for Cavil and disgust for the person accused of leaving the note.
“OUTRAGEOUS. CHEAP. RACISTS,” Twitter user Zahra Billoo wrote. “The customers at this restaurant ate $100+ in food and then wrote “We Don’t Tip Terrorist” on the receipt after seeing the waiter, Khalil Cavil’s, name on it. He’s Christian BTW.”
Many users spoke of the impact of Islamophobia and xenophobic attitudes and the effects such racist thinking has on American society today.
“Khalil was subjected to hate speech because of the color of his skin. We must stop the Islamophobia & xenophobia. Share Khalil’s story,” user Simar wrote on Twitter.
Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller