Shawarma mistaken for a bomb? This man's Facebook post goes viral

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Shawarma mistaken for a bomb? This mans Facebook post goes viral

Dubai - Believe it or not, there can be worse things than a soggy shawarma sandwich.

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Published: Sat 28 Jan 2017, 4:13 PM

Last updated: Sat 28 Jan 2017, 8:07 PM

Whether it's grilled, sauteed, baked or roasted, it's the ultimate weakness of millions of people in the UAE. But ever wondered what's the worst that a shawarma sandwich can do to you? No, it's not food poisoning.
Kareem Marwab Salhab from Lebanon claims that he had a close shave after he was searched at gunpoint because of a shawarma sandwich. The incident took place when he was walking past a minister's house guarded by the Lebanese army. 
In a Facebook post, Salhab wrote that he had hidden the shawarma under his hoodie as it was raining. However, he learnt it the hard way that there can be things worse than a soggy shawarma sandwich.
His post has been shared more than a thousand times since it was uploaded yesterday.
Moral of the story? "Don't leave a shawarma under your hoodie," he added.
Here's what he posted on Facebook:

"So I was on the way back home from MMA Training and on my way passed by Barbar. I decided to get myself some shawarma sandwiches. Since it was raining and I still had a walk home I decided to tuck the bag into my hoodie to protect the sandwiches from getting wet. Now, my house happens to be near a certain minister's house and naturally there are soldiers stationed in the area.
As I was walking (also holding a bag with my stuff) i suddenly a heard loud shout from next to me telling me to stop in my tracks. From my side I see a soldier carefully reaching for his weapon as he asked "shu mkhabba ta7et jacketak wle!??" and it suddenly dawned on me that the sandwiches tucked in my hoodie could easily be mistaken for a bomb belt in the dark.
I looked at him and told him "sandwichet shawarma". Thinking i was joking, he didn't change face while slowly backing up as some of his comrades also started showing up from the shouting. He said "fta7 jacketak 3al batee2" while ready to draw his weapon at any sudden movements. The tension could be cut by a knife. So i also backed up and started slowly unzipping my hoodie to reveal the Barbar bag underneath.
All tension faded from their faces as they laughed and said "shu bek mkhabba lsandwichet ra3abet l dene ya zalame" and i told them that it was raining and that i didn't want them to get wet. They replied "rou7 khayye allah ma3ak"
Moral of the Story, ladies & gentlemen: Don't hide shawarma inside your hoodie.


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