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Muslim Woman Booted From Southwest Flight Gets Apology

Society & Culture  (tags: freedom, racial profiling, human rights, Civil Liberties )

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SAN DIEGO -- A Muslim woman who was booted from a Southwest Airlines plane because flight attendants found her behavior suspicious received a public apology from the airline on Wednesday. Graduate student Irum Abassi was wearing a head scarf when she


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Kriti S (26)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 11:41 am
People have been so much brainwashed to look for signs of terrorism, that I draw the parrallel of khymer rouge and its brainwashing policy. Khymer Rouge sent children into the rice fields to spy on any person that seemed suspicious and report it to the nearest government official.
The muslims are not the only target, anyone that does not fit the profile of average joe or average jane should be looked and investigated as a suspect. This is total ignorance of a society to act beyond the acceptable behavioral norms of humanity.

Gillian M (218)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 11:52 am
I note the difference. A Muslim woman is inconvenienced by being kicked off the plane, given a public apology & compensation. 3 Jews get treated like terrorists, arrested & questioned and get nothing.

Gillian M (218)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 11:55 am
Sorry Kritik, I agree with what you say but what are the acceptable norms? To me, it is tolerance but to many it is intolerance either due to ignorance, prejudice or xeonphobia.

I also get annoyed with the way minorities are treated differently, especially Jews/Israelis.

Kriti S (26)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 12:05 pm
Reply to Gillian,

Whether a person is a muslim, jew, or a christian, that person still should be treated with human dignity.
The 3 jews that you mentioned deserve equal and fair treatment just like anyone else.
I suggest that the 3 jews that were treated badly should contact the ACLU, for they may provide guidance and also what can be done to address the issue.
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