This entry was posted on
Wednesday, August 30th, 2006 at
3:26 pm and is filed
under The War on Stupid.
BBC – Arabic T-shirt sparks airport row: An architect of Iraqi descent has said he was forced to remove a T-shirt that bore the words “We will not be silent” before boarding a flight at New York. Raed Jarrar said security officials warned him his clothing was offensive after he checked in for a JetBlue flight to California on 12 August. (via)
See also a whole bunch of similar incidents:
BBC – Plane diversion reveals raw nerves
BBC – Malaga air duo ‘understand’ fears (plus)
AP – Passengers blamed for diversion get released
CBC – Muslim doctor kicked off United Air flight for praying
Still, it could be worse. So far, only the public and a few foreign jobsworths appear to have been infected with the hysteria virus… you really shouldn’t start to worry until representatives of local law enforcement catch the bug. Then you have to watch out for bombs and bullets.
Bloggerheads – Heathrow: mock-up, set-up, or cock-up?
Bloggerheads – They’ll never take our freedaaaarrrgh!
Bloggerheads – Giving it 101 percent
Bloggerheads – Blair: winning hearts and minds *and* the War on Terror
Bloggerheads – The Boy Who Cried Wolf