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Originally posted by mwood
reply to post by pandapowerjamie
That's just human nature to be suspicious. Racism isn't right but if you are jumped by a gang of say, black guys and beaten and robbed then you ARE going to be nervous everytime you see black people coming down the street towards you..
Originally posted by WeRpeons
Would I remove people on the plane that were uncomfortable? In this instance no, because the current climate of fear related to the Muslim religion is warranted by the passengers.
Originally posted by BioStatistic
Wow... I don't know what to say about that.
Some people are so stoopid... (spelling is on purpose for emphasis)
"Because we're uncomfortable" doesn't constitute a valid reason to embarrass people because of their faith.
They need to shut their mouths and realize that most of the rest of the world sees us that way. They'd be just as happy if we vanished and let things well enough alone. I don't know if these people really pay attention, but America isn't on the best terms with the global community right now.edit on 7-5-2011 by BioStatistic because: (no reason given)
Truth is, this doesn't bother me at all. This is the reason El Al has been the worlds safest airline in decades. They profile and aren't afraid to say to. And guess what? They don't have a TSA and they don't bombard you with radiation. THEY PROFILE AND IT WORKS! Deal with it or don't fly.
Many of you aren't reading the article. It was the PILOT more than the uncomfortable passengers. They re-screened the two men, but it was the PILOT who was too scared to let them fly. I am going to refrain from touching this topic, because I do not argue on the internet. Just wanted to clear the pilot issue up.
"TSA came on and pulled them off and said the pilot was refusing to fly with them because passengers were uncomfortable with them," Hooper said, referring to the Transportation Security Administration.
Originally posted by fordrew
If you did wear full Islamic garb you will be lynched if you were standing in the middle of NYC.
Originally posted by Sentience365
This is.....incredibly disturbing....
I was in the supermarket today and there were a group of people standing in line behind me waiting for the cashier. The eldest woman in the group dropped a bunch of change she was holding and it went everywhere. An older gentleman in the line to the left of us, who was clad in "Islamic garb," picked up some of the change and attempted to return it to the older woman. He was smiling genuinely and said something I believe was in Arabic to the woman while attempting to return her change to her (I'm assuming he was saying something along the lines of: "here you go" from the looks of it). The older women looked at him angrily and then ignored him, going so far as to turn her back to him. It was her daughter that actually stepped forward and thanked the man. Even after all this the old man smiled politely.
I really cannot explain how upsetting the whole scene was to witness. I can only imagine the pain the man feels for other people of his faith.....edit on 8-5-2011 by Sentience365 because: (no reason given)edit on 8-5-2011 by Sentience365 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Lionhearte
reply to post by fordrew
The amount of political correctness in this thread is overwhelming.
Honestly, I'm proud of my country for this. Finally people are showing signs of not being afraid to express their feelings.