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    Re: 240,000 dollars awarded to man forced to cover Arab T-shirt

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Sharia creeps in slowly but surely,
    Really? What part of Sharia goes through American courts? What part of Sharia do 't-shirts' fit into? More specifically what part of an airline bending over for every uneducated yokel who thinks Arab = Terrorism does Sharia fit into? You make me want to rethink whether liberals are really wrong when debating Islamic terrorism.
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    Re: 240,000 dollars awarded to man forced to cover Arab T-shirt

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Sharia creeps in slowly but surely,
    How do you figure?

    If a white guy wore this T-Shirt nothing would have happened. Hardly Sharia law, but please over-exaggerate.

    This wasn't a dress code violation, this was anti-Muslim. White Christian would not have been stopped over this.

    I agree with those that said the award amount was too much, but he deserved to win the lawsuit.

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    Re: 240,000 dollars awarded to man forced to cover Arab T-shirt

    The t-shirt says lan nasmut, "We will not be silent." It is a slogan adopted by Arab opponents of totalitarian regimes from the White Rose group that opposed the Nazis. It's basically an anti-totalitarian/peace phrase.

    Here is the image of what was on the shirt:



    As you can see, it is in English and Arabic.

    Raed Jarrar is not a fundamentalist Muslim. He is an anti-war activist. He is the founder of Emaar, an NGO that does humanitarian work in Iraq. His blog is here if you wish to contact him and ask him for yourself.

    How anyone can construe this as "Shar'ia law" is beyond me, unless you are referring to the actions of Jet Blue.
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    Re: 240,000 dollars awarded to man forced to cover Arab T-shirt

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    While I do think the amount won was too much (though how much does he have to pay his lawyers?), but there is no doubt in my mind he should have won. It was absolutely absurd to be offended by writing that no one understood.
    As absurd as it is, the plane is private property and the property owner gets to set the rules.
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    Re: 240,000 dollars awarded to man forced to cover Arab T-shirt

    Just to clarify, there was no award. This was a settlement paid out to make the case go away.
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    Re: 240,000 dollars awarded to man forced to cover Arab T-shirt

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    How do you figure?

    If a white guy wore this T-Shirt nothing would have happened. Hardly Sharia law, but please over-exaggerate.

    This wasn't a dress code violation, this was anti-Muslim. White Christian would not have been stopped over this.

    I agree with those that said the award amount was too much, but he deserved to win the lawsuit.
    Nah, people would never do something like this to a white person. It must be a racial thing.

    oh wait.

    Southwest boots woman from flight over a T-shirt - Oct. 7, 2005
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    Re: 240,000 dollars awarded to man forced to cover Arab T-shirt

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    Nah, people would never do something like this to a white person. It must be a racial thing.

    oh wait.

    Southwest boots woman from flight over a T-shirt - Oct. 7, 2005
    That article is too funny. My favorite parts:

    Lorrie Heasley, of Woodland, Wash., was asked to leave her flight from Los Angeles to Portland, Ore., Tuesday for wearing a T-shirt with pictures of President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and a phrase similar to the popular film title "Meet the Fockers."
    Eloquently put.

    "I have cousins in Iraq and other relatives going to war," Heasley told the Reno Gazette-Journal. "Here we are trying to free another country and I have to get off an airplane in midflight over a T-shirt. That's not freedom."
    No, that's skydiving.

    According to the airline spokeswoman, Heasley was asked to leave after she refused to cover up her T-shirt, an account that conflicts with Heasley's version in the Gazette-Journal.

    Heasley told the newspaper that she agreed to cover her shirt with a sweatshirt, but it slipped as she slept.
    SEEMS PLAUSIBLE.
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    Re: 240,000 dollars awarded to man forced to cover Arab T-shirt

    Nah, people would never do something like this to a white person. It must be a racial thing.

    oh wait.

    Southwest boots woman from flight over a T-shirt - Oct. 7, 2005
    There is a small difference between getting booted from a flight based on political affiliations and getting booted based on race/language.

    If you want to prove them wrong then you would have to supply a case of a white person with Arabic writing on their shirt getting booted from a plane for it.

    As absurd as it is, the plane is private property and the property owner gets to set the rules.
    Were you the one that said racial segregation on private property is okay, or was that someone else? Oh well, I guess it doesn't matter because that's what you believe.
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    Re: 240,000 dollars awarded to man forced to cover Arab T-shirt

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    There is a small difference between getting booted from a flight based on political affiliations and getting booted based on race/language.

    If you want to prove them wrong then you would have to supply a case of a white person with Arabic writing on their shirt getting booted from a plane for it.
    Not really. Someone with a slogan on their shirt was booted because other passengers found it uncomfortable. People make it about race because that pays more.

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Were you the one that said racial segregation on private property is okay, or was that someone else? Oh well, I guess it doesn't matter because that's what you believe.
    Racial segregation and even flat out discrimination for any reason IS okay on private property. Well, legal anyway.
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    Re: 240,000 dollars awarded to man forced to cover Arab T-shirt

    Not really. Someone with a slogan on their shirt was booted because other passengers found it uncomfortable. People make it about race because that pays more.
    You're obviously missing the point of the earlier posters. They are saying that Raed wasn't booted from the flight simply for the slogan on his shirt, but also because of the fact that he is Middle Eastern (Half Iraqi-Half Palestinian to be exact) and wearing a shirt that has Arabic writing on it.

    Hence the claim that if a white person wore the same shirt (i.e. one with Arabic writing on it) they wouldn't get booted.

    Racial segregation and even flat out discrimination for any reason IS okay on private property. Well, legal anyway.
    Uh, no it's not...

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