posted on Jan, 22 2007 @ 08:24 AM
A British man wearing a T-Shirt with the image of G.W. Bush with the text "World's #1 Terrorist" was told to change his shirt, or be removed from
an Australian flight. Attempting to travel from Melbourne to London, Allan Jasson was told that his T-shirt was a safety risk for the passengers on
the flight, and thus a danger to the public. Mr Jasson is a 55 year old computer specialist who lives in London.
A passenger barred from a Qantas airlines flight for wearing a T-shirt depicting US President George Bush as a terrorist has threatened legal
Allen Jasson said he was sticking up for the principle of free speech by challenging the decision by the Australian flag carrier.
Mr Jasson was stopped as he was about to board the flight from Melbourne to London last Friday. Qantas said the T-shirt had potential to offend other
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This seems a bit extreme for a T-shirt wouldn't you agree? The only reason put forth by Quantas was that there was the potential to offend
passengers. No passengers complained, but there was the possibility that someone would. I'm scared to find out where this type of judgment could
I must admit that I've never been to Melbourne, and thus don't have a complete grasp of the culture. May I ask some Australian members to clarify
if this is the type of clothing that would offend the average Australian? Would it offend the average Brit? I know for sure that the average
American may get a chuckle out of it, but would probably not create a flight risk.
Mr. Jasson is attempting legal action, and I hope he is successful.
[edit on 22-1-2007 by Rasobasi420]