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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?

    Prudence demands at least a minimal rise in concern and attention.

    As for NPR canning JW - as someone I spoke to said:
    Here we have an excellent example of people who refuse to accept the world the way it is and shower anger on anyone who actually does.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Prudence demands at least a minimal rise in concern and attention.

    As for NPR canning JW - as someone I spoke to said:
    Here we have an excellent example of people who refuse to accept the world the way it is and shower anger on anyone who actually does.
    he shouldn't have been fired.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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

    Of course I do and I fly more than the average person. I have no shame in admitting that it's because I hold mostly unfounded prejudices about Arabs and terrorism. I know them to be unfounded and yet my natural instinct is to be apprehensive because of the vilification of Arabs and Muslims by the so called 'Liberal' media. The difference is that I've realized that I'm far more likely to die from a heart attack than I am to die from a terrorist attack so I don't really get into a fit about a Muslim getting on the same plane as me. I simply hope for the best and then hug my family when I get back home.

    I wish more people thought this way instead of feeding into a mostly unfounded belief system.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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

    Never been on a plane, so I don't know but hopefully not.
    I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
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    Re: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?

    Just a little bit , but I'm a more nervous when I see someone who look like s/he just came from a allnight bar run.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    he shouldn't have been fired.
    He was supposedly a journalist before getting fired. Now, working for Faux, he doesn't have to worry about having a journalism career.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RosieS View Post
    He was supposedly a journalist before getting fired. Now, working for Faux, he doesn't have to worry about having a journalism career.
    Wow. Talk about ignorance.
    JW was not a journalist at NPR and is not a journalist at FNC.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Wow. Talk about ignorance.
    JW was not a journalist at NPR and is not a journalist at FNC.
    What exatcly is a national correspondent?
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    What exatcly is a national correspondent?
    Something that JW was not.

    His status was earlier shifted [by NPR] from staff correspondent to analyst after he took clear-cut positions about public policy on television and in newspaper opinion pieces.
    NPR Ends Juan Williams' Contract After Muslim Remarks : NPR

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    So then he was a correspondent but wasn't. What exatcly is a correspondent though? I'm actually in agreement with you. I just seek clarificaton on what his job actually was.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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