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.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
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.
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.