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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 Mellie View Post
    Juan Williams was fired from NPR for saying that he gets nervous.

    NPR Fires Juan Williams Over Muslim Comments | The Blaze

    When you see (or if you saw) people dressed in Muslim garb getting onto your airplane, is there any moment of uneasyness or nervousness in you?
    Heh, I saw that broadcast where he said that. Funny how he is proving ...what was it, O' Reilly's point (?) even further.

    As to whether or not I feel nervous around Muslims, I can't say I have. There are a small, but sizable population of Muslims on the campus, some live in the same building as myself.

    But yes, I think it was a valid point by some to point out that images stick out in people's imaginations, perhaps as a useful defense mechanism against dangerous situations.
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    Re: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?

    Not at all. It is more behavior than anything else that would make me nervous. But even then it can be hard to tell since some people, like myself, simply don't like flying and start sweating during take off.

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

    Getting nervous is not a conscious choice, so I wouldn't blame people for being nervous, especially considering how much absurd "fear teh evil muslimz" is going around nowadays. I get nervous at the sight of spiders, even when my rational mind knows that they are harmless. What counts is recognizing that the fear isn't rational and making sure that you don't act on it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Getting nervous is not a conscious choice, so I wouldn't blame people for being nervous, especially considering how much absurd "fear teh evil muslimz" is going around nowadays. I get nervous at the sight of spiders, even when my rational mind knows that they are harmless. What counts is recognizing that the fear isn't rational and making sure that you don't act on it.
    So you may have "arachnaphobia" for your fear of spiders... those who fear muslims have Islamaphobia. That's really what the OP is asking right? Are you Islamaphobic....
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    Re: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Not at all. It is more behavior than anything else that would make me nervous. But even then it can be hard to tell since some people, like myself, simply don't like flying and start sweating during take off.
    I used to like flying, too. But now it's such a pain in the ass (get there three hours early, stand in line for a strip search, be herded into a tiny seat in a dirty-ass plane, stewardesses give you a ****ty attitude, flight arrives late, ect.) that I'd just as soon drive. The only fun part for me anymore is the take-off.

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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.
    But, has Islam done all possible to renounce the terrorists and their agenda and have they made a concerted effort to capture OBL?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    But, has Islam done all possible to renounce the terrorists and their agenda and have they made a concerted effort to capture OBL?
    Yes lets contact the islam mother brain and place our complaints.

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

    The results of this poll with the individual names and in comparison to their views on other matters in other threads is quite revealing. Not too much of a surprise, but still interesting.

    BTW - Why does anyone like in these United States need to go about in Muslim garb (??)

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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
    BTW - Why does anyone like in these United States need to go about in Muslim garb (??)
    Its just so..... ethnic...

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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

    BTW - Why does anyone like in these United States need to go about in Muslim garb (??)

    Just a guess, but maybe because they are Muslim?

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