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    Re: 67 out 70 airport security tests end up in failure

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    Re: 67 out 70 airport security tests end up in failure

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    Here are some additional details in the second story that will probably make you more sympathetic. She asked a flight attendant for an unopened can of soda and was refused while the man, sitting just next to her, received an unopened can of beer. What is the difference between those two passengers? He is a white Christian male. She is a Muslim woman. The reasons for unequal treatment are quite obvious in this case.

    Muslim Cleric Denied Unopened Soda on United Flight Because She Could
    There is more of a difference then that. He paid for the beer. Soda is given free. They open sodas, so that passengers don't take the free soda for later, when they are off the plane.

    It didn't have anything to do with the potential use as a weapon. That was apparently just someone not understanding why they have the policy in place and coming up with their own explanation most likely due to all the security concerns. Since she was allowed to give unopened beer, she didn't even think of that as being a potential weapon until the coke lady pointed it out. Not racism, just someone trying to provide explanations for things she is uncertain of.
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    Re: 67 out 70 airport security tests end up in failure

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    There is more of a difference then that. He paid for the beer. Soda is given free. They open sodas, so that passengers don't take the free soda for later, when they are off the plane.

    It didn't have anything to do with the potential use as a weapon. That was apparently just someone not understanding why they have the policy in place and coming up with their own explanation most likely due to all the security concerns. Since she was allowed to give unopened beer, she didn't even think of that as being a potential weapon until the coke lady pointed it out. Not racism, just someone trying to provide explanations for things she is uncertain of.
    The explanation flight attendant gave to a Muslim woman was highly racist, I believe. She didn't even try to stop an openly racist passenger sitting next to her. The explanation she provided was flawed and religiously biased from the very beginning. If you are right and flight attendant didn't know what was really going on, she could have made up something different.

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    Re: 67 out 70 airport security tests end up in failure

    Quote Originally Posted by Schwartz View Post
    The explanation flight attendant gave to a Muslim woman was highly racist, I believe. She didn't even try to stop an openly racist passenger sitting next to her. The explanation she provided was flawed and religiously biased from the very beginning. If you are right and flight attendant didn't know what was really going on, she could have made up something different.
    No possible way for either of us to know for certain, but the human mind does tend to do that - connect two unrelated items. She had been hearing of security threats and violence among passengers, etc.. and was being asked to provide an explanation for a policy that she did not know the explanation of. Instead of just telling her she does not know the reason, she felt she had to come up with an explanation. People tend to do that too.

    She hadn't been hearing of people juggling unopened items, so wouldn't have offered that as an explanation as just an exmaple.

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    Re: 67 out 70 airport security tests end up in failure

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    Acting TSA head reassigned after watchdog report reveals airport security failings | Fox News
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    I am not surprised that 67 out 70 tests involving explosives and guns end up in failures. I am surprised that at the same time an unopened can is considered to be a weapon in the hands of a Muslim woman.
    How TSA and airlines address the problem of security risks: a defenseless Muslim woman is being attacked be a flight attendant and a white passenger for asking an unopened can of soda.
    How TSA and airlines should address the problem: work on existing security systems, make decisions based on objective reasons instead of discriminating against certain groups of passengers.
    If only we could get the terrorist to use the 3 good airports......
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