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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?

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

    This question speaks more to culture than anything else. Someone recently told me that we are all a little bit racist and used the example of being nervous when running into a black man in a back ally. However, the premise is wrong. If I met a black man in an ally and he was wearing a suit and tie, I wouldn't think anything of it. It would make me far less nervous than if I was in the middle of the campus of Harvard and saw a young white man, but he had a trenchcoat, emo hair cut, 5 oclock shadow and room to hide a gun.

    The religion of Islam has some very violent components in it that a diehard fundamentalist muslim would be compelled to carry out. I don't get nervous when I see someone who is obviously of some middle eastern descent boarding a plan. However, when I see someone whose dress obviously reflects that they hold to a form of fundamental Islam, yes that will make me a little nervous; specifically because their god commands them to kill Christians and Jews, of which I am both.

    I believe that constitutionally, every muslim has the right to dress how they want and practice every part of their religion that does not violate the constitutional rights of others. But if you are raped in the back ally by a black man in a suit and tie, you will always be nervous about black men in back allies. If you are shot at by a white emo kid on a college campus, you will always be nervous about white emo kids. And if a group of radically fundamental muslims kill nearly 4,000 Americans in one day by hijacking airplanes, then nobody should get fired from their job because fundamental muslims on airplanes make then nervous.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    This question speaks more to culture than anything else. Someone recently told me that we are all a little bit racist and used the example of being nervous when running into a black man in a back ally. However, the premise is wrong. If I met a black man in an ally and he was wearing a suit and tie, I wouldn't think anything of it. It would make me far less nervous than if I was in the middle of the campus of Harvard and saw a young white man, but he had a trenchcoat, emo hair cut, 5 oclock shadow and room to hide a gun.
    There's plenty of tweaked-out white folks that you wouldn't want to encounter in a dark alley (or for that matter, in broad daylight).

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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
    Thats the trick with ignorance.
    The ignorant never seem to grasp the true extent of their ignorance, but everyone else does.

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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
    I know Muslims don't wear turbans.
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    Muslim men do wear turbans.
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    Re: 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 Catz Part Deux View Post
    The ignorant never seem to grasp the true extent of their ignorance, but everyone else does.
    You sure about that. Sounds like wishful thinking to me. I think you are too quick to call people ignorant.
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    Re: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    There's plenty of tweaked-out white folks that you wouldn't want to encounter in a dark alley (or for that matter, in broad daylight).
    I tend to avoid dark alleys when ever possible.
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    Re: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?



    No, doesn't bother me. I'm more concerned with how a person is acting than how they're dressed.






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

    What is "traditional Muslim dress" anyway? If we're going to keep the fear alive, should we be precise about the varieties of possible "traditional Muslim dress" around the world, or do we get more fear per air-mile if we just go with vague generalities?
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