31 August 2006

t-shirt terror

NEW YORK - An Arab human rights activist was prevented from boarding a plane at Kennedy Airport while wearing a T-shirt that read, "We will not be silent," in English and Arabic.

Raed Jarrar was at the gate to board a JetBlue Airways flight to Oakland, Calif., on Aug. 12 when four officials from the airline or a government agency stopped him and told him he could not board with the shirt on, he said Wednesday.

One official told him, "Going to an airport with a T-shirt in Arabic script is like going to a bank and wearing a T-shirt that says, 'I'm a robber,' " he said.

It's comforting to know that these "officials" have equated an entire language with terrorism. We might as well ban English considering English-speaking peoples are responsible for war, genocide and torture over the past 1,000 years.


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