View Poll Results: Does it make you nervous?

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  • Not at all.

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  • Just a little bit.

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  • Yes, very much so, but I'll get on the plane anyway.

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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 Hatuey 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.
    From what I have heard and read of his NPR work, he was, essentially, a reporter.

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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
    From what I have heard and read of his NPR work, he was, essentially, a reporter.
    Is a reporter different than a journalist?
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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
    Is a reporter different than a journalist?
    I suppose there is significant common space in the venn disgram.

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

    I typically don't get that nervous. When I board a plane, I prepare to kill everyone equally.
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    Re: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?

    Quote Originally Posted by OmniRocky View Post
    I typically don't get that nervous. When I board a plane, I prepare to kill everyone equally.
    It's the only way to be sure.

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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
    Yes, I do beliee that. As a kid I grew up in the DC area in Maryland. My neighborhood was very diverse, and my babysitter as a kid was an Islamic Iranian woman. she wasn't radical and assimilated well into our society. I go to a Christian university and we have Muslim students here who are against violence and assimilate well (in fact, last semester one of my lab partners was a Muslim girl who wore the headscarf). To be honest, I've personally never met a Muslim who supported terrorism, and all of the Muslims I have met have been good people who spoke out against it.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I voted "a little bit." It would cause me to be more observant of what they were doing. If they don't like it, then they shouldn't dress like Osama BinFreakiin' Laden on an airplane.

    A shame he was fired. I wonder, had he said something like, "On a dark street, when two Black guys with gang colors on walk by, I get nervous."



    Can't help commentng on your second sentence...."supposedly abused." ?
    So my sister tells me.. The human mind has the wonderful ability to "cover up" pain and agony...thus, I remember little to nothing....and I'll keep it that way.
    NPR made a serious mistake, but why????

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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
    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 was honest and said I would be nervous but still would get on the plane. However, if they were acting nervous and chanting I would not get on the plane. If I was on the plane already, I'd start yelling "Let me outa here!"
    Seriously, I know people will think I'm a bigot, but I know I would be nervous. I'm not around Muslims much, and I've only flown once. So both things would put me on edge because of 9/11.
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    Re: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    If I was on the plane already, I'd start yelling "Let me outa here!"
    ... and then the U.S. Marshals would board the plane and drag your ass off to a Federal penitentiary for a few years.


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

    I wouldn't be telling the truth if I said I didn't get nervous. Then again the last time I flew on a plane with a Muslim person was when I was in middle school. I was flying by myself and all he had was a duffel bag so I got pretty nervous. This was about 2004, I think the fact that I was so young and that it was just a couple years after 9/11 ought to be a valid excuse for my irrational worries.
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