"It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens." Woody Allen.
Nationalism in high dosages may be hazardous to your health. Please consult a psychiatrist before beginning a regular regimen, and if feelings of elitism and douchbaggery continue, discontinue immediately before you become unable to do so on your own.
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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"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
I'm scared of Amish people.
"This Administration will constantly strive to promote an ownership society in America. We want more people owning their own home. It is in our national interest that more people own their own home. After all, if you own your own home, you have a vital stake in the future of our country."" GWB
Flying makes me nervous in general so I am usually well medicated and feeling pretty good
~Following My Own Flow~
Again...why do you want to deny other people the rights to religious expression that you claim for yourself?
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