Umar is a Muslim man who went viral on Twitter with a thread about how his Israeli Jewish coworker treats him—a M. Night Shyamalan-level twist.
Because of the movies and focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, people often assume that Jews and Muslims are enemies, even though we're victims of the same right-wing extremists and left out of the same bacon-obsessed culture.
Knowing people's stomachs would immediately tighten, here's how Umar pitched the thread.
Prepare to breathe a sigh of relief, because this is a nice story on the internet, for once.
He brings in food for the team every couple weeks. A few weeks ago, he brought in doughnuts from Country Style. He looked at me and said, "don't worry, I double checked, they use vegetable oil when they make these so they're halal."— UMAR (@UMRPXV) November 11, 2018