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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 Ockham View Post
    I don't get nervous about their type of dress - no. I DO get nervous if you add in that they are nervous, or overly sweaty, or acting erratically but then again, that makes me nervous no matter who it is or how they're dressed.
    Then you'd HATE flying with me. I'm terrible in large moving machinery and even less so with flying.

    I try to stay the **** away from planes, but when I HAVE to fly, no people in traditional dress dont make me nervous. I'm a lot more nervous about being in a glorified toaster hurtling through the air at 30,000 feet
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    Re: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?

    The acts of terrorism recently committed by Muslims where committed while dressed in a more western style. Someone planning to commit a terrorist act in a western European or American country is not likely to be dressed in traditional Muslim garb so fearing them would be a bit illogical.
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    Re: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    Then you'd HATE flying with me. I'm terrible in large moving machinery and even less so with flying.

    I try to stay the **** away from planes, but when I HAVE to fly, no people in traditional dress dont make me nervous. I'm a lot more nervous about being in a glorified toaster hurtling through the air at 30,000 feet
    You're right, you'd probably not be on my "favorite to fly with" list.
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    Re: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
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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.

    Oh, so now it is "ignorant" to call a spade a spade ?
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    Much as MSNBC is a tool for the Democrats.
    Why do people deny the obvious?
    NPR was wrong and they seem to have acknowledged this...amazing....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    The acts of terrorism recently committed by Muslims where committed while dressed in a more western style. Someone planning to commit a terrorist act in a western European or American country is not likely to be dressed in traditional Muslim garb so fearing them would be a bit illogical.
    Juan wasn't defending his nervousness by saying it was logical. He was just honestly stating it. It doesn't stop him from flying with Muslims in garb.
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    Re: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?

    i would say it makes me more aware of my surroundings; although i recognize that tactically it doesn't make sense; i typically look to see if they are traveling with family.

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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
    Anyone with an ability to reason can easily see that Fox is faux, that it is a tool of the right-wingers.
    Much as MSNBC is a tool for the Democrats.
    Why do people deny the obvious?
    NPR was wrong and they seem to have acknowledged this...amazing....
    Fox has regular liberal contributers like Juan Williams. (now with a 2 million dollar contract.) How many conservatives does NPR, Bend Over MSNBC have?
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    Re: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    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.
    I don't feel nervous around them on the street or while shopping. Like Juan, it would be the association with flying with them that would make past events come to mind.
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    Re: Do you get nervous when you notice people in Muslim garb on your airplane?

    I fly a lot, and when I see someone who is muslim seated in front of me in the plane, i get nervous. I suck it up and fly anyway, but I don't see any point in lying. There will probably never be a point in my life where seeing someone of middle eastern descent on a plane doesn't make me nervous, just like my grandma never really forgave the Japanese for Pearl Harbor. I don't treat them differently, I wouldn't discriminate, and I have friends who are muslims. Still, I acknowledge that I get nervous when flying when middle easterners are on my plane. It is what it is. I understand it isn't logical, and the overwhelming majority of muslims aren't violent.

    I flew with a muslim man on my plane to DC on October of 2001, the day we started bombing in Afghanistan. I doubt he had a very comfortable day since it seemed that every single person on the plane was watching him for the entire trip.

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