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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 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.

    That's certainly True - however NPR is surely defining itself thru this action and just for similair symbolic reasons possibly any Federal funding should be eliminated.

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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
    That's certainly True - however NPR is surely defining itself thru this action and just for similair symbolic reasons possibly any Federal funding should be eliminated.
    What the narf?

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

    I don't get nervous when I see people in Islamic clothing in my plane. I grew up with Muslims and I don't fear them. The majority in America are not radicals and pose no threat to our safety. They are individuals worthy of respect and equal treatment just like everyone else. I feel it's sad that many have come to fear all Muslims and vilify them based on the actions of a radical minority who have preformed terrorist attacks.
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    Re: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I don't get nervous when I see people in Islamic clothing in my plane. I grew up with Muslims and I don't fear them. The majority in America are not radicals and pose no threat to our safety. They are individuals worthy of respect and equal treatment just like everyone else. I feel it's sad that many have come to fear all Muslims and vilify them based on the actions of a radical minority who have preformed terrorist attacks.


    I presume then that YOU believe the Majority are Dead set against the Radicals and wish to fully assimilate ino Western societies ???? Is that correct (??)

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

    I have to admit that I would be just a little bit nervous. 9/11 was the first really big tragedy that I remember and it really affected me. I know it's not wise to suspect every single Muslim because there are very good Muslims (some are parents of my students). But if I saw Muslims in full garb on my airplane, I don't think I could help not being just a little bit nervous especially if they were also visibly nervous or chanting something.

    I hope I don't get fired for saying that.


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

    Chanting something

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Chanting something


    Not sure why that's funny.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post


    Not sure why that's funny.
    On a plane?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    On a plane?
    Um....yes....


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

    I don't get nervous, but then again I've always been "causious" whenever I fly.

    I would purposely perform a visual scan of the passengers as I boarded my flight out of habit long before 9/11. I did so because while I was in the military sometimes I would have to take flights that originated from overseas back to the states, and we would always receive these "travel alerts" - common practise for the Armed Services even as a mild cautionary warning when traveling abroad, but not so much for American civilians. So, I just feel into the habit of "keeping my eyes peeled".

    I don't travel by air nearly as much now, but in those few instances when I did that old habit would naturally return.

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