Feb 24 2010
A Florida CITGO (owned by Iran’s BFF, Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez) Gas Station cuts off the pump of a man getting gas because of a sign on his car that said, ‘Pray for Israel.’
BRANDON – About three dozen people stood outside a Brandon gas station Thursday, protesting the treatment of a customer.
Mark Moser says he was pumping gas at the Citgo station on Brandon Blvd last Friday when the pump stopped at $1.88. When went into the station to ask why and was surprised by the clerk’s response.
“I told the gas attendant, ‘My pump shut off, what happened?’ He said, ‘Yeah, I shut the pump off,'” Moser recalled. “I said, ‘Excuse me?’ He said, ‘You pray for Israel; I pray for Palestine. You’re not getting any gas here.'”
Moser believes the clerk saw the decal on his windshield that reads, “Pray for Israel,” with a Christian fish on one side and a Star of David on the other. He has two other decals on the windows that read, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.”
The owner of the gas station, Nasir Abuoleim, said through his attorney that they investigated the claim, and that the employee admitted to denying gas. The owner said he immediately fired that employee.
“And when they confirmed it, they dismissed the employee. The employee took the actions that are not consistent with the policies of the station,” stated attorney Todd Mackey.
Moser — who held a sign at the protest that read, “Denied gas for praying for Israel” — said he is not Jewish but that the Bible tells him to support Israel. He said he is not after money; he just wants to take a stand. FOX NEWS H/T Debbie Schlussel