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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?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Everything you just posted is wrong and you should feel very, very bad about it.
    I don't feel bad. They should feel bad for what their people did to us, yet I haven't heard a lot of moderates coming out saying how awful it was. Even when they do speak kinda kindly and meek and humble, I don't believe it. They are not that kind of a people. They are trained early on to hate. I just don't care for them for what they did to us, and what the outcome has been since. Never found Bin Laden. Tsk! Tsk! I don't care to know them, or anything about them. They don't interest me.
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    Re: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    No, that would be silly.
    The last time I flew- when I went to see my son graduate from Basic- there were people in Muslim garb on my plane.
    My dad and I sort of joked that they might make other people- ignorant people- nervous.
    They definitely didn't make me nervous though.


    You have to be Ignorant to worry about being Killed (????)

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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
    You have to be Ignorant to worry about being Killed (????)
    Now that i think about it....


    yes.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Marilyn Monroe View Post
    They should feel bad for what their people did to us, yet I haven't heard a lot of moderates coming out saying how awful it was.
    This, as offtopic as it may be, keeps me wondering: Why is it that the Christians, etc as a whole haven't been held to the same standard and made to "feel bad" or "apologize" for the many many extreme and violent acts in the last few decades [even within our own borders]?
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    Re: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?

    I kinda think I would, a little, although, I've never actually seen someone in full Muslim attire on a plane. I have sat next to a woman in full Muslim attire on a bus from NC to Michigan. She was nice, and I think she was actually from Africa, but I still feel awkward when I can't see someone's face, especially if they are talking to me. I get nervous about a lot of things though. And the feeling most likely wouldn't last long, because I get bored on a plane and I'm scared of take offs and any turbulence (eventhough I really do like to fly, probably because it gives me an adrenaline rush). I always have several things with me to take up my time on a plane trip.

    I will say that I get nervous when I see any Arabic looking man on planes or on public transportation. I know that I do it, but I can't really stop myself. I actually think seeing an Arabic man or a group of Arabic men on the plane together would make me a lot more nervous than just seeing someone in Muslim attire. I would still fly with them, because I realize that it is highly unlikely that they would be terrorist and that my fears are irrational, for the most part. Maybe it's from the training about being aware when you fly that I had to take since I first joined the Navy (even in '98, it was the very last training you took before leaving boot camp, and it was mandatory). Another reason could have been the ship I was on showing us videos, that had been found on a group of terrorists, of the sailors from my ship getting aboard a metro train in Singapore. It seemed that they were planning on making that train a target when another carrier pulled into there because it was the main way for sailors to actually get into the city from the port. I don't know why I feel the way I do, but I do understand that it is irrational to suspect even most Arabs/Muslims of having anything to do with terrorism. This is why I would never act on those fears irrationally.
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    Re: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    This, as offtopic as it may be, keeps me wondering: Why is it that the Christians, etc as a whole haven't been held to the same standard and made to "feel bad" or "apologize" for the many many extreme and violent acts in the last few decades [even within our own borders]?



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

    I'm scared of Amish people.
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    Re: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?

    Flying makes me nervous in general so I am usually well medicated and feeling pretty good
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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
    YES, there are Plenty: Such as those outraged ove Bush Sr. appointing a Black Conservative to the SCOTUS.
    Yea, there are plenty of bigots when it comes to black conservatives. Mostly black on black bigotry.
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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
    Actually they are not visible - YOU know that - and most others have no knowledge they are being worn. In short the Loyalty of Mormons is not the issue here.
    Don't be silly, Ned. Mormon garments have distinctive necklines (very different from the typical crewnecked undershirt that most men wear). I could always spot them when I lived in Utah, and even now, traveling as much as I do, I can spot Mormon men if they are wearing a white dress shirt; the garment shirt is often clearly visible through the shirt.

    Again...why do you want to deny other people the rights to religious expression that you claim for yourself?
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