Dave Davies: Student air passenger ha...

Dave Davies: Student air passenger handcuffed to echoes of 9/11 fears

There are 3 comments on the www.philly.com story from Feb 10, 2010, titled Dave Davies: Student air passenger handcuffed to echoes of 9/11 fears. In it, www.philly.com reports that:

EIGHT YEARS after 9/11, we're used to changes in our routines. We show ID to get into office buildings, and take off our shoes at airports. But should a college student flying back to school be handcuffed and held for five hours because he has Arabic flash cards in his backpack?

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“Terrorism has no religion!”

Since: Jul 09

Saint Catharines, Canada

#1 Feb 10, 2010
"When they looked though his bag, George said, they found his Arabic/English flash cards, and escorted him to a side screening area. He figures it didn't help that his passport had stamps from Jordan, where he'd studied a semester, and Egypt and Sudan, where he'd gone backpacking. And among his 200 flash cards were words like "terrorist" and "explosion." He was learning to translate the Arabic-language news network Al Jazeera."

"I didn't have a weapon or anything seditious, just words on paper," George said. "As an American citizen, I think I'm allowed to learn a foreign language and have flash cards."

LOL, don't carry anything Arabic or you're a terrorist.
bmz

Korea

#2 Feb 10, 2010
Aye....and all brothers'' hands will be on the ''Chosen People of TURD"" -- how unlikely it is that Allah proves the Gospel writers correct. LOL.

Cheers
BMZ

Since: Feb 10

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#3 Feb 10, 2010
MsDefendIslam wrote:
"When they looked though his bag, George said, they found his Arabic/English flash cards, and escorted him to a side screening area. He figures it didn't help that his passport had stamps from Jordan, where he'd studied a semester, and Egypt and Sudan, where he'd gone backpacking. And among his 200 flash cards were words like "terrorist" and "explosion." He was learning to translate the Arabic-language news network Al Jazeera."
"I didn't have a weapon or anything seditious, just words on paper," George said. "As an American citizen, I think I'm allowed to learn a foreign language and have flash cards."
LOL, don't carry anything Arabic or you're a terrorist.
If Arabs don't like the stereotype, they should stop aiding and abetting terrorists. It's really simple. You don't like your reputation? Stop doing whatever it is that gave you that reputation.

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