Friday, September 01, 2006

Fear Silences Harmless Speech

We read:

"An Iraqi architect on Tuesday said he was forced to change his t-shirt before boarding a flight in New York because the shirt had "We will not be silent" written on it in Arabic and English.


Apparently a lot of other travellers were freaked by the idea of getting on a plane with a guy proclaiming something in Arabic. The airline was acting to protect its business. If there were intelligent government screening of passengers instead of the present "random" nonsense, people might not have been so nervous.

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