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Not your typical Sardar

Postby PeterTheFish » Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:00 am

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/02/11/wo ... -back.html

Worker fired for carrying gun on company property given job back
Published February 11, 2016 Fox News

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The General Motors Technical Center, left, where Didarul Sarder, right, stopped a stabbing attack. (FOX2)

An employee at a Michigan General Motors Technical Center said he was fired after he pulled a gun to stop a knife attack at the plant on Wednesday, but his bosses eventually reversed their decision and let him return to work.

Didarul Sarder, a 32-year-old valet service supervisor, "now has his job back," Warren Mayor Jim Fouts said in a Facebook post.
Sarder said he had a valid concealed pistol license and was carrying his gun when he saw a 52-year-old woman being stabbed by another woman just outside the main entrance of the central office building, FOX2 reported.

Didarul Sarder wrote:“Maybe those few seconds before the police arrived could be the difference between life and death.”


“The lady kept saying ‘I’m dying, someone help,’ and it was just natural reaction,” Sarder said. “I just see this lady getting stabbed. I only had, like, half a second to think and I un-holstered my firearm and pointed it at her to drop the knife.”

Sarder said he told the suspect to freeze until police arrived to arrest her. The woman who was stabbed, Stephanie Kerr, is in critical condition after being stabbed in the neck, back and abdomen, officials said.

Fouts told FOX2 the attack began when the 32-year-old suspect entered the plant asking to speak with Kerr. The two met in the lobby but eventually went outside. That’s when the suspect pulled a knife. The suspect hasn’t been identified because she hasn’t been charged or arraigned yet.

“I hope she makes it,” Sarder said. “Maybe those few seconds before the police arrived could be the difference between life and death.”

But after the incident was resolved, Sarder said a GM employee fired him for having the weapon on the premises.

“He said, ‘You shouldn’t have had a firearm here,’” Sarder said. “'After this is done he needs to be escorted off the property. He’s not welcome back here.’”

Sarder added: “I was really bummed out. I got a little emotional.”

Sarder said he had worked on the grounds for a company contracted by GM since December. He said he was never informed of a no-gun policy. Sarder’s wife, Jakia Sarder, told The Detroit Free Press that Sarder had worked for the company for almost 10 years.
“Right after it happened someone in authority asked him off the premises because he violated company rules with a gun,” Fouts wrote. “That was absolutely the wrong response to this hero. However that decision was over-ruled by higher ups and he now has his job back.”
Sarder said he wouldn’t change anything that happened.
“I would do it all over again,” he said. “If I could save this woman’s life over a job. I can get another job.”




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Re: Not your typical Sardar

Postby essdee1972 » Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:46 pm

Awesome!! I am sharing this story with all the antis I know.

Sounds Bangladeshi from his name, by the way......


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Re: Not your typical Sardar

Postby goodboy_mentor » Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:36 pm

essdee1972 wrote:Sounds Bangladeshi from his name, by the way......
Came across similar surnames, spelling and sounding similar to "sardar" or "sirdar" of number of Turkish men. The word sirdar is of middle eastern origin, most probably Turkish, Persian or Arabic. It is made of two words "sir" meaning head and "daar" meaning leader. Similarly the leading police officer of a police station (thana) is called thanedar in most local languages in north India.


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Re: Not your typical Sardar

Postby TwoRivers » Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:56 am

Not so sure about daar/dar meaning leader. In Persian the suffix "dar" implies ownership/possession of. Though in combination with "sar" (head), it implies a leadership position.

Also, " Turkish, Persian or Arabic" gives you a choice of three unrelated languages. The origin of the word is Persian. The word "dokandar" would be another such example to Indians from the north of India.



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Re: Not your typical Sardar

Postby essdee1972 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:15 am

I was going by the his and his wife's first names. Bengalis cannot pronouce "z", his wife's name is written as "Jakia". I thought it was Bong for "Zakia", which is a more common spelling.

Similarly the guy's name is Didarul, which is closer to how Bengalis write. Proper Arabic should be Didar-ul.

Disclaimer: I am a non-resident Bong myself.

Whatever the origins, the guy is a braveheart and should be rewarded, not penalised. It's like you jump into a burning building to save someone, and are then arrested for attempted suicide!


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Re: Not your typical Sardar

Postby sniper2014 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:33 pm

Hats off to the Didar-ul Sirdar. That's what all this is about - the right to armed self defence & be able to protect lives in times of crisis. But the response to such heroism is pathetic, even in US. Wonder what would happen in India...




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