Dave Davies: Student air passenger handcuffed to echoes of 9/11 fears
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.
#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.
Since: Feb 10
#3 Feb 10, 2010
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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