posted on Nov, 21 2006 @ 12:22 PM
This is really shameful IMO. The air carrier made a mistake, and removed 6 men from a plane for the benefit of terror-stricken passengers. They
compounded that mistake by refusing to fly the six men home. Discrimination based on poor judgement, paranoia, ignorance, and prejudice - pure and
This is the result of all the war on terror nonsense - we're allowing our xenophobia to rise to the surface and pollute everything we do.
If I were a muslim, I don't think I would be patronizing these air carriers. Why should paying customers, and more importantly - innocent citizens of
the united states, be treated like criminals simply because of their appearance or the fact that they have a religion in common with some
It's not the American way - or at least, it's not the accepted, openly-discussed, admirable 'American Way', even if it is showing our true colours
I'm disgusted by them nonetheless.
Anyway, I won't be flying US Airways again - my beard might freak out some brainless passenger and cause me a whole bunch of hassle I really don't
I'm fairly sure mine isn't the only business they'll lose over this incident.
(The above was copied from a thread I posted earlier, that hasn't gotten any responses. I figured I'd be better off leaving this one open and
closing my own, since this one has generated more responses. I decided to post my comments to this thread as well.)