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

    240,000 dollars awarded to man forced to cover Arab T-shirt - Yahoo! News

    Raed Jarrar received the pay out on Friday from two US Transportation Security Authority officials and from JetBlue Airways following the August 2006 incident at New York's JFK Airport, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced.

    "The outcome of this case is a victory for free speech and a blow to the discriminatory practice of racial profiling," said Aden Fine, a lawyer with ACLU.

    Jarrar, a US resident, was apprehended as he waited to board a JetBlue flight from New York to Oakland, California, and told to remove his shirt, which had written on it in Arabic: "We will not be silent."

    He was told other passengers felt uncomfortable because an Arabic-inscribed T-shirt in an airport was like "wearing a T-shirt at a bank stating, I am a robber,'" the ACLU said.

    Jarrar eventually agreed to cover his shirt with another provided by JetBlue. He was allowed aboard but his seat was changed from the front to the back of the aircraft.
    We all know that every Muslim's dream is to blow up one of those ****ty ass JetBlue planes. I'm glad this story had a happy ending.
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    Re: 240,000 dollars awarded to man forced to cover Arab T-shirt

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
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    We all know that every Muslim's dream is to blow up one of those ****ty ass JetBlue planes. I'm glad this story had a happy ending.
    I think a private company can have dress standards. And why almost a quarter of a million. I don' think there was infringement of rights in this case, private companies can refuse service and it had a negative impact on their other customers. Too much money for something so silly.
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    Re: 240,000 dollars awarded to man forced to cover Arab T-shirt

    Where can I buy one of those shirts? I'll pick one up, and then I have a plane to catch.
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    Re: 240,000 dollars awarded to man forced to cover Arab T-shirt

    Here's the t-shirt in question, I think. I think he's declaring jihad:



    No men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in, because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump said... Is everyone OK? You know, theyre standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.

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

    his seat was changed from the front to the back of the aircraft.
    Damn I hate sitting in the back of the plane!!! That in its self is worth a quarter million

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I think a private company can have dress standards. And why almost a quarter of a million. I don' think there was infringement of rights in this case, private companies can refuse service and it had a negative impact on their other customers. Too much money for something so silly.

    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.
    No men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in, because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump said... Is everyone OK? You know, theyre standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.

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

    The plane operators have a right declare a standard and make him abide by it.
    This lawsuit is bull****.
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    Re: 240,000 dollars awarded to man forced to cover Arab T-shirt

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    The plane operators have a right declare a standard and make him abide by it.
    This lawsuit is bull****.
    If anyone thinks this would have happened to a white Christian with the same T-Shirt, I have a bridge to sell you in Iraq.

    This isn't a dress code violation, this is the fact that a Muslim wore something in Arabic. If it was a white guy wearing the same T-Shirt, this would not have happened.

    Dress codes are for everyone, not just Muslims.

    This guy deserved to win the lawsuit, although I agree the amount given was Bull**** though. It was WAAAAAAY too much.

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

    I agree that if it was some white guy wearing that shirt nothing would have happened, but the plaintiff should get a refund of the flight, an apology and $2,000 for his troubles.

    The amount asked is ridiculous.
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