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Thread: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?

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    Re: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?

    After seeing videos of what he said on tv, yeah a little harsh. But I can see why they fired him. Im scared when I see muslims practicing their freedom to dress and worship as musims because it its like them saying they're muslim before they're american.

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    Re: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Juan Williams was released from NPR for his partisan role at Fox News, which precludes any attempt at being an objective reporter for NPR. Anyways, I'm fine with it, because what he said was stupid.

    Anyways, tldr the thread but how many conservatives were up in arms over this? How many of those cheered the sacking of Helen Thomas?


    Helen Thomas was old & Senile. On top of that it made zero sense. What Williams said IS Common Sense.

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    Re: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Racine View Post
    Helen Thomas was old & Senile. On top of that it made zero sense. What Williams said IS Common Sense.
    It's not common sense to have an emotional reaction to a muslim on a flight, with no evidence of a threat of harm. It's a purely trauma-related response to a major event that had a huge emotional impact on all of us who were adults at that point in time.

    It's not rational, it just is. What Williams did wrong was to make that comment, and then not clarify that he regrets that emotional response. Any of us can have a fear response. However, holding on to racial/ethnic/religious bias is wrong.

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    Re: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?

    Let me clarify an Emotional Response. I'm more concerned EX POST FACTO about the Final Minutes of Several Hundred innocent people trapped 90 stories above Church & Vesey Streets that Morning as they decided to either Jump into Eternity, Burn up, died of Smoke Inhalation (probable majority) or get crushed in the collapse - than I am about a bunch of Bozo's who are in this Country out of choice yet want to remain visably Islamic First probably as an arrogant gesture towards those they despise.

    Okay .

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    Re: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Racine View Post
    Let me clarify an Emotional Response. I'm more concerned EX POST FACTO about the Final Minutes of Several Hundred innocent people trapped 90 stories above Church & Vesey Streets that Morning as they decided to either Jump into Eternity, Burn up, died of Smoke Inhalation (probable majority) or get crushed in the collapse - than I am about a bunch of Bozo's who are in this Country out of choice yet want to remain visably Islamic First probably as an arrogant gesture towards those they despise.

    Okay .
    Or maybe they dress that way because they want to and like it?

    It is a free country after all right?

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    Re: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Racine View Post
    Let me clarify an Emotional Response. I'm more concerned EX POST FACTO about the Final Minutes of Several Hundred innocent people trapped 90 stories above Church & Vesey Streets that Morning as they decided to either Jump into Eternity, Burn up, died of Smoke Inhalation (probable majority) or get crushed in the collapse - than I am about a bunch of Bozo's who are in this Country out of choice yet want to remain visably Islamic First probably as an arrogant gesture towards those they despise.

    Okay .
    Why do you assume that Muslims hate America simply because they want to practice their beliefs openly? Do Mormons hate America because they wear their temple garments under their clothes (but plainly visible much of the time, in the form of the eternal smile)?

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    Re: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    This. A terrorist isn't going to draw attention to themselves by wearing traditional muslim clothing. They are going to do everything they can to look as normal as possible.
    Exactly why I am not nervous.
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    Re: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Racine View Post
    Let me clarify an Emotional Response. I'm more concerned EX POST FACTO about the Final Minutes of Several Hundred innocent people trapped 90 stories above Church & Vesey Streets that Morning as they decided to either Jump into Eternity, Burn up, died of Smoke Inhalation (probable majority) or get crushed in the collapse - than I am about a bunch of Bozo's who are in this Country out of choice yet want to remain visably Islamic First probably as an arrogant gesture towards those they despise.

    Okay .
    None of the 9/11 hijackers were wearing "Muslim garb" when they boarded the planes. Thus, your emotional response is completely ridiculous.

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    Re: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?


    Here are some Muslims that would make me nervous if I see them in their Muslim Garb even if they were on a city street.

    There is to my knowledge not a single case of a radical Muslim dressing in anything but western clothing before terror attacks, in recent years, at least.

    I have never seen a Muslim who scares me with or without a box cutter. AK-47, now that's a whole other story.

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    Re: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?

    What difference would an AK47 make? Haven't you heard? People kill people, not guns!
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