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A wounded soldier's viral Facebook post will make you want to cheer

A wounded soldier's viral Facebook post will make you want to cheer
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So often, when you read about soldiers on Facebook, it's a scam. Unfortunately, scammers know people are drawn to soldiers, whether it's to donate to them, watch a touching video of them surprising their family, or falling in love with them.

So, it's nice to know that there are real-life soldiers on Facebook doing really cool things. Although, you may not always agree with their politics.

For instance, a British soldier named Chris Herbert, who lost his leg in Iraq in 2007, recently posted a message in which he criticizes people for assuming he hates Muslims. It has gone viral.

His post (see photo next page) has been shared on Facebook nearly 171,000 times, and thousands of times on Twitter, including a tweet by "Harry Potter" author, J.K. Rowling. (See photo.)

Chris Herbert

Herbert said he was inspired to make his post because he was being recruited by "Islamophobic" groups to spew their anti-Muslim messages.

People have also asked him about Donald Trump's suggestion that Muslims should temporarily be barred from entering the United States. "He's a fool," Herbert wrote, about the presidential hopeful.

Next page: Read Chris Herbert's full Facebook post
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